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Qatar-born chef joins Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf

by Staff writer | 28 Mar 2016

Chef Essam Nabhan has been appointed as executive chef at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Dubai. In his new role, the Doha-born chef is overseeing six restaurants and bars. Nabhan trained at Culinary Arts from Ismaila Hotel Institute before joining Doha Sheraton Hotel’s fine dining team in 1993. Six

Horeca 2016 to shine spotlight on franchise opportunities

by Staff writer | 28 Mar 2016

This year’s HORECA exhibition, to take place from 5- 8 April at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), is expected to serve as a platform for Lebanese entrepreneurs looking to explore franchising opportunities in the Dubai market. Charles Arbid, president of the Lebanese Franchise Association said: “Dubai is a positive façade for Lebanese franchises,

Foodie festival takes place in Ras Al Khaimah

by Staff writer | 27 Mar 2016

Partners of the monthly Al Hamra Market were invited to create exclusive dishes during a special food festival-inspired two-day event on 24 and 25 March. The event saw the market’s Gourmet Corner transformed into a destination for foodies with vendors offering their new creations. Al Hamra Real Estate Development general manager Benoy Kurien said: “The Al

Luna Sky Bar opens at Four Seasons DIFC

by Staff writer | 27 Mar 2016

The new Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has opened rooftop lounge, Luna Sky Bar. The cocktail bar is situated on the eighth floor of the new hotel and has been designed by New York-based Adam Tihany. With black and gold colours, the interiors evoke the symbolism of the falcon, a Middle Eastern

Craft Café launches in Dubai Design District

by Staff writer | 27 Mar 2016

Craft Café, the first concept by new Dubai F&B consultancy 3 Hospitality, launches this month in Dubai Design District (d3) offering “hearty, healthy, soulful food” in a stylish space. The venue has been designed by 3 Hospitality co-founders Domenico Lannone and Roberto Segura. Lannone was previously deputy GM at Zuma Restaurants, while Segura was executive

Asia de Cuba, Abu Dhabi opens rooftop quarters for private dining

by Staff writer | 26 Mar 2016

Internationally renowned chino-latino restaurant, lounge and beach deck, Asia de Cuba Abu Dhabi has  opened  its rooftop deck for private events, affording guests the opportunity to host receptions, weddings, birthdays and other exclusive gatherings at the rooftop venue. The private event venue can hold 100 people seated and 300 for standing cocktails and boasts a

Alison Nelson Chocolate Bar opens eleventh outlet

by Staff writer | 26 Mar 2016

Alison Nelson Chocolate Bar (ANCB) has opened up its 11th outlet on Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile. The new restaurant can accommodate up to 72 people over a space of 180 square meters. Crème De La Crème intends to grow its existing franchises in the Middle East to further target the full-service restaurants positioned in the mid-end

Buns & Cows at Barasti Beach

by Staff writer | 24 Mar 2016

Jay Williams, complex executive chef, The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina offers the low down on Barasti’s new late night gourmet burger truck, Buns & Cows. What’s unique about Buns & Cows? Buns & cows is made from a converted shipping container, and we’re open until 4am on weekends.

Fatafeat set to welcome four chefs to Qatar International Food Festival

by Staff writer | 24 Mar 2016

Four chefs from the popular Arabic food channel Fatafeat will return to Qatar Airways’ Cooking Theatre to entertain visitors and showcase some of the world’s best Arabic cuisine at the seventh edition of the Qatar International Food Festival 2016.  This year’s QIFF, co-organised by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, Fatafeat will expand its event

Asha’s launches new “Live like a Maharaja” menu

by Staff writer | 23 Mar 2016

International chain of restaurants, Asha’s is set to launch an all new ‘Live Like a Maharaja’ menu at Asha’s, Pyramids, Wafi. The menu will showcase 14 new dishes that take inspiration from the royal kitchens of India. The new menu will include items such as the Murg Mussalam, a slow-roasted chicken stuffed with egg, dry fruits

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