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London’s Burger & Lobster opens in Dubai this week

by Staff writer | 14 Feb 2016

London-based brand Burger & Lobster will open its first Dubai outlet this Wednesday 17 February in the Burj Daman Building, DIFC. The concept is a new take on surf and turf, with a simplified menu offering just three items: 10oz burgers, whole lobsters or lobster rolls, served with chips & salad. The burgers are made

B+F Open Flame Kitchen reopens in Kuwait’s 360 Mall

by Staff writer | 14 Feb 2016

B+F Open Flame Kitchen (OFK) has reopened at Kuwait’s 360 Mall, which is owned by Tamdeen Shopping Centers. Located in 360 Mall’s The Gardens, which features greenery and water features with Japanese Koi fish, the upscale Kuwaiti brand focuses on high-end, international cuisine. 360 Mall marketing manager, Claudia Lopusinska said: “This vibrant restaurant concept is

Carluccio’s opens Secret Garden

by Staff writer | 13 Feb 2016

Carluccio’s JBR has launched the ‘Secret Garden’, an alfresco dining area. Situated behind the beachfront, the garden features flowers, water features, olive trees and fairy lights, with furniture comprising sofas and wicker and glass-topped tables. To complement the new Secret Garden, Carluccio’s has launched a light salad menu. Available until the end of February, it

Atelier M appoints ex-La Serre chef

by Staff writer | 12 Feb 2016

Restaurant, bar and lounge concept Atelier M at Dubai Marina, has appointed Maurizio Bosetti as new executive chef. Italian Chef Maurizio has previously worked as head chef at Emaar’s La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai, and La Petite Maison London Mayfair. CEO and founder of Atelier M, Mohammad Islam said: “Chef Maurizio, with

First Look Video: Lock Stock & Barrel

by Staff writer | 11 Feb 2016

Lock Stock & Barrel Dubai, a new bar concept by the creators of Media 1’s Q43, Solutions Leisure, opens at The Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM, this month. Here’s a preview of the venue before the full story is published in the next issue of Catering News ME  

Re-branded Carlton Palace Hotel revitalises F&B offer

by Staff writer | 11 Feb 2016

Following the re-branding of Carlton Palace Hotel, the new executive chef Euprocino Santok is rolling out a series of promotions and theme nights in February to revitalise the hotel’s F&B offer. Starting from 18 February, Al Shindagah restaurant will be hosting two themed nights; Mediterranean Night on Thursdays and Chinese Night on Fridays. Both nights

Deadline approaches for The Innovation Hub in Association with British Airways and Avios

by Staff writer | 11 Feb 2016

Small business owners in the F&B industry are being invited to enter The Innovation Hub in Association with British Airways and Avios, a competition to be held during the Gulfood Conference 2016. F&B business owners have until February 15 to enter the competition with five shortlisted businesses invited to pitch during The F&B Business Forum,

Meraas to launch Dubai-inspired café brand

by Staff writer | 11 Feb 2016

Meraas will open new café, The Brass at City Walk early this year. The homegrown concept has been developed to reflect the region’s growing coffee culture, with roasts inspired by and named after Dubai neighborhoods. The City Walk location will be the first outlet for the concept, with plans for expansion throughout Dubai over the

O’learys Fujairah offers go-kart promotions

by Staff writer | 11 Feb 2016

Sports themed diner O’Learys, which opened in Fujairah Mall in January with 163 covers is targeting families with special offers for those who have purchased go-karting tickets at Kart & Shoot, an indoor karting and laser tag arena linked to the outlet. The go-kart track is suitable for children aged nine and over and prices start

Dubai Food Festival’s Dine with the Stars line-up unveiled

by Staff writer | 10 Feb 2016

Dubai Food Festival has unveiled the programme for the ‘Dine with the Stars’ gala dinner event and masterclasses with international and local chefs. The masterclass series and gala dinner will offer food enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel of ‘My Kitchen Rules’, and well-known F&B

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