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Dubai’s prestigious Pierchic hires new GM

by Staff writer | 05 Apr 2016

Pierchic Dubai, at Madinat Jumeirah has hired Julian Biddulph as the new general manager of the over-water restaurant. Biddulph has been part of Jumeirah Restaurant Group for one year as general manager of fine-dining restaurant, The Ivy, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Having begun his career in London in F&B service roles at Radisson Edwardian Hotels,

Coffee Planet introduces organic espresso capsules

by Staff writer | 04 Apr 2016

UAE-based coffee producer, Coffee Planet has introduced a new range of freshly roasted organic espresso capsules to its signature retail range. With flavours of honey, butter, almond and lemon, the new UTZ certified organic espresso capsule is the fifth blend to join the Coffee Planet capsule portfolio. It contains freshly roasted, 100% Arabica UTZ certified

Amwaj Rotana opens gastropub on Dubai’s JBR Walk

by Staff writer | 04 Apr 2016

Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach – Dubai has introduced new gastropub, JB’s, marking the fourth of the hotel’s signature restaurants. The gastropub, which has an entrance from JBR Walk, offers British and American cuisine, smoked meats, barbeques, roasts and craft beer. Commenting on the new eatery, Mark Deere, the hotel’s general manager said: “Having enjoyed huge

What’s cooking: The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Three Michelin-starred chef Annie Féolde introduces Florentine restaurant concept, The Artisan by Enoteca Pichiorri to DIFC What is the concept of The Artisan? Quality and simplicity. Everyone is looking for good food with natural ingredients in a nice place where they can spend a relaxing time without any pressure. What will set The Artisan apart

Michael Mina: The new Americana

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Crystal Chesters speaks to Michael Mina about the Michelin-starred chef’s refined twist on the classic All-American diner and why he has chosen Dubai for his first venture outside of the United States Michael Mina is a well-known name on the US restaurant scene, particularly in San Francisco where eight of The Mina Group’s 26-strong portfolio

Operation Falafel opens third outlet at Kite Beach

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Dubai concept Operation Falafel has opened its third outlet at Kite Beach, adding to its The Beach, JBR and Boxpark locations. The restaurant is designed in the style of a shipping container and has the same menu as its two other locations, serving traditional Arabic food, including street food items such as falafels and shawermas.

Rixos, The Palm launches all-inclusive offer

by Staff writer | 02 Apr 2016

Rixos The Palm has launched its ‘ultra-all-inclusive’ package option for guests staying at the resort. In addition to the existing bed and breakfast and half board packages, guests can now upgrade to an all-inclusive package, which includes food and beverage from the hotel’s 11 restaurants and bars at no additional cost. Erkan Yildirim, senior vice

Gluten-free Tawa Bakery opens in Abu Dhabi

by Staff writer | 01 Apr 2016

Tawa Bakery, Abu Dhabi’s first gluten-free bakery has opened at Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach. Emirati founder Reem Al Shemari, was diagnosed with celiac disease last year and wanted to create a concept that demonstrates how gluten-free food can be tasty. Al Shemari commented: “Gluten-free food is very misunderstood. I love food and don’t believe

Last chance to nominate for Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Mar 2016

The nomination deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural BNC Publishing Leaders in Hospitality Awards, which is open to hoteliers and hotel properties across the Middle East, including the UAE, wider GCC, Levant and Egypt. The deadline for nominations is Monday 4 April, and all nominations can be submitted free of charge. Please email

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