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Food trends: Paleo

by Staff writer | 22 May 2016

As the prehistoric Paleo diet morphs from a trend into a lifestyle, Catering News asks how easy it is to follow in the Middle East, and whether it’s really as healthy as it seems   The Paleo diet is based on foods mainly assumed to have been available to humans that existed during the prehistoric

The secrets of a food stylist

by Staff writer | 22 May 2016

Catering News goes behind the scenes with Food Art Concept’s Caroline Ismail to find out what it takes to create a picture perfect dish Every marketer working in the hospitality industry knows the importance of good imagery today, as online booking platforms and review sites become the number one source of information for potential customers.

Perry & Blackwelder’s hosts week of burger offers

by Staff writer | 21 May 2016

American-themed restaurant, Perry & Blackwelder’s, in Souk Madinat is celebrating International Burger Day on 28 May with a full week of burger offers. With any burger ordered comes a complementary hop. A platter of three mini-versions of P&B’s best-selling burgers is available for AED 75. Some of the burgers included in the offer are the

Melbourne seafood brand The Atlantic confirms Souk Al Bahar site

by Staff writer | 19 May 2016

Melbourne seafood restaurant The Atlantic is set to open its doors in Souk Al Bahar in the space that has been occupied by Thai restaurant brand Mango Tree for the past nine years. The concept is to be franchised to Solutions Leisure, the company behind Dubai homegrown venues Q43 in Media One Hotel and Lock,

Food & Hospitality Oman returns this September

by Staff writer | 19 May 2016

The 11th edition of Food & Hospitality Oman will return to Oman International Exhibition Centre on 20 – 22 September. The international exhibition covers food and beverage, food processing technology, kitchen and catering equipment, packaging systems, and horeca furniture and related services. Oman is a fast-growing market for international suppliers to the foodservice industry. The

Eighth Dubai Drink Technology Expo welcomes 7,000 visitors

by Staff writer | 18 May 2016

The eighth edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo took place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 – 18 May, with 7,000 visitors and participants in attendance. This year, 100 local and international companies from 25 countries displayed their innovations in the beverage industry and its related services, with the largest participation

Emirates Leisure Retail secures new F&B outlets at Abu Dhabi Airport

by Staff writer | 17 May 2016

Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) will launch a number of F&B outlets at the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. ELR was selected as one of four partners to bring the new dining concepts, which will include a number of world-firsts developed with long-term partners and brands new to the airport. More

Host Milan seeks buyers and exhibitors for 40th edition

by Staff writer | 16 May 2016

The 40th edition of biennial international hospitality exhibition, Host Milan, is set to take place from 20 – 24 October 2017, with opportunities for buyers and exhibitors to get on board. Already 800 companies have confirmed their participation, and 1,500 buyers are being targeted from every continent. Taking place in Milan convention centre, Fiera Milano,

Grape expectations

by Staff writer | 15 May 2016

Phil Crozier, director of wine for Gaucho Restaurants discusses his mission to open Dubai up to an exciting new world of Argentinian vintages, and the unique challenges he faces along the way As the fifth largest wine producer in the world, yielding more than Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand put together, it’s surprising that Argentine

Pullman JLT hires new executives to overhaul F&B offer

by Staff writer | 15 May 2016

Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers has appointed executive chef Ala’a Mustafa and director of F&B, Bassel El Kontar, marking a new chapter in the property’s F&B offer. Jordanian national, chef Mustafa moved to the new role from Sofitel The Palm, Dubai, where he worked as junior executive sous chef. Mustafa specialises in Arabic cuisine, however

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