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New Place: Gourmet by Kcal

by Staff writer | 02 Jun 2016

Jay Williams, executive chef, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina introduces the first ever Gourmet by Kcal Please describe the concept of the venue in your words?  The concept is good food, cooked well as nature intended. We source as many of the products as possible from fair trade organic farms.     What

Banyan Tree Al Wadi restaurant overhauled by new chef

by Staff writer | 02 Jun 2016

The menu at Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s modern Arabic restaurant, Al Waha, has been overhauled under the guidance of recently appointed chef de cuisine, Tamer Alnoty. Chef Alnoty brings experience from a number of five-star hotels across the UAE including Ajman Saray, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara and The St. Regis Hotel Saadiyat

Al Islami Foods hosts ‘Kitchen on Ice’ day

by Staff writer | 01 Jun 2016

Halal chicken and frozen foods specialist, Al Islami Foods will host a ‘Kitchen on Ice’ programme on 3 June at Dubai Ice Rink in Dubai Mall. The day-long event, with the theme ‘In Ramadan we share and care’, is aimed at raising awareness around healthy eating habits for the month of Ramadan. Cooking demonstrations, competitions,

Lebanese concept Al Falamanki opens in Dubai

by Staff writer | 01 Jun 2016

Lebanese concept Al Falamanki has opened its first international venue in Dubai near Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Named after Beirut restaurant and café, Khalil Al Falamanki, the concept was established in 2008 by restaurateurs Tony Ramy, Mario Jr, Haddad and investors Sheikh Najib Abou Hamze and Mohamad Siblani. Inspired by Lebanese wrestler

OPINION: Embarking on a taste bud journey

by Staff writer | 31 May 2016

Nicholas Couvaras, managing director of F&B consultancy, Kroma, believes that diners today can travel the world without even having to leave Dubai As a guest of a restaurant with a specific cuisine-related theme, we now expect to be lifted away to a far off place through interior design that reflects the culture, authentic staff with

Talent: Consistency is key

by Staff writer | 30 May 2016

Rees Whiteley, one of Bistrot Bagatelle Dubai’s talented waiters reveals his most inspirational career mentor, his dream job and why consistency is the most crucial aspect of a restaurant operation Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My first ever role was five years ago while studying politics at university in London. I

NEW PLACES: Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis

by Staff writer | 29 May 2016

Maher Murshed Icon Legacy Hospitality’s managing partner introduces Canadian concept, Weslodge Saloon to Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis Please describe the concept in your words? It’s creatively cool, elegant and modern; we wanted to create an upscale yet inviting atmosphere. The music, design, food, drink and attitude captures the essence of those individuals who dare to

Crab Tavern Dubai appoints head chef Charlie Rowan

by Staff writer | 28 May 2016

Crab Tavern Dubai at Media One Hotel has appointed Charlie Rowan as head chef. The London-trained chef has overhauled the outlet with a new menu featuring fresher ingredients, classic cooking techniques and summer dishes. Chef Rowan has revamped menu items such as ‘Best of the West’ bucket and the grilled seafood platter, while introducing new

Rixos The Palm appoints Turkish executive chef

by Staff writer | 27 May 2016

Rixos The Palm, Dubai has appointed executive chef Nurettin Celik who will take the helm of culinary operations with a focus on Turkish cuisine and culture. Having first joined Rixos Hotels & Resorts as part of the culinary team in Turkey in 2003, chef Celik has worked with the group intermittently for 13 years. He

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