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ICONS sugar-free coffee shop expands to Abu Dhabi

by Staff writer | 10 May 2016

ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion-forward coffee shop specialising in sugar-free and naturally sweetened products has opened its first outlet in Abu Dhabi at the Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi. The brand, founded by German model Elena Weber, already has outlets in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Weber commented: ““I am keen on our journey to Abu

Chef Uwe Micheel opens Emirati restaurant

by Staff writer | 09 May 2016

Chef Uwe Micheel, director of kitchens, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek and president, Emirates Culinary Guild will open his own licensed Emirati restaurant, Aseelah. Located at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Diera Creek, Aseelah will combine the old and new, with the aim of illustrating Dubai’s past and present through its menu. With the help

Appetite The Shop opens third Dubai location

by Staff writer | 09 May 2016

Appetite The Shop has opened a third Dubai location in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This follows the success of the brand’s other two venues, one of which opened in Business Bay Avenue last September and another located in the A4 space in Al-Serkal Avenue. Situated in the Index Tower, DIFC, the 350 ft2  venue offers the same

New Place: JB’s Gastropub, Amwaj Rotana

by Staff writer | 08 May 2016

Amwaj Rotana director of food and beverage, Hossam El Said showcases JBR Walk’s latest addition, JB’s Gastropub Please describe the concept of  JB’s Gastropub in your words? It’s something JBR has been missing – a gastropub. It’s not just a pub or a sports bar, but a true gastropub where the food doesn’t take a backseat.

The big cheese: Nathan Outlaw

by Staff writer | 08 May 2016

British Michelin-starred chef, Nathan Outlaw is getting ready to introduce a more accessible F&B offer to the luxurious Burj Al Arab, with his signature fine-dining, sustainable seafood. Dubai has been on Nathan Outlaw’s radar since Gordon Ramsay first opened Verre at Hilton Dubai Creek in 2001, however he had never been to the emirate before

Rotana’s new Centro Capital Doha appoints executive chef

by Staff writer | 08 May 2016

Rotana Hotels’ Centro Capital Doha, which opened earlier this month, has appointed Shaikh Toufik Imam as the hotel’s executive chef. In his new role, chef Imam is tasked with menu creation for Centro’s all-day dining restaurant ‘c.taste’, its bar ‘c.mondo’ and 24-hour take-away dining shop ‘c.deli’. Chef Imam started his career in his home country

The Brass coffee shop opens second Dubai outlet

by Staff writer | 08 May 2016

Meraas Holding has opened a second The Brass coffee shop in Dubai at The Beach opposite JBR. The first venue under the homegrown brand opened in March this year at City Walk. Signature beverages on the menu include the Lavender Honey Latte, with The Brass blend, steamed milk, organic honey, and homemade lavender syrup. Meanwhile,

Operation Falafel to open four more Dubai outlets

by Staff writer | 06 May 2016

Arabic street food restaurant, Operation Falafel, has revealed expansion plans with four more outlets planned for the Dubai market. Currently in three locations, the four new venues will open on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, The Ribbon in Motor City, The Village – Luxury Outlet, and at Project ‘Last Exit’, located on the

R Hotels appoints new Dubai cluster pastry chef

by Staff writer | 05 May 2016

R Hotels has appointed Gayan Weerasinghe as cluster pastry chef of its Dubai properties: Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence and ibis Styles Jumeira. In his new role, chef Weerasinghe is tasked with creating the confectionery items to be supplied to all three properties. He is looking forward to coming up

Spill the beans: Henrik Baecklund, La Serre Bistro Bar

by Staff writer | 04 May 2016

Henrik Baecklund, the new head bartender at La Serre Bistro Bar Dubai, reveals the secrets of the venue’s new cocktail menu What experience do you bring to La Serre? With a professional background in hospitality, I have worked in many bars and nightclubs around the world, gaining solid experience in high-end cocktail crafting. I therefore

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