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Chef Focus: Mostafa Chhoury, Indie

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Mostafa Chhoury, head chef of Indie DIFC reveals his plans for evolving the Dubai venue’s menu in the coming months Tell me about the concept of Indie? The concept of Indie is sophisticated, trendy and fun, while at the same time maintaining the very highest culinary standards. We have worked on a menu that is […]

Dubai’s Table 9 hires new chef and restaurant manager

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Hilton Dubai Creek’s Table 9 has appointed Enver Can Gümüs as head chef and Estelle Marcilly as restaurant manager to implement a new strategic direction for the restaurant in 2017. Marcilly, the new restaurant manager, previously worked at InterContinental Thalasso Resort in Bora Bora, where she managed the resort’s boutique gastronomic restaurant. Her main responsibilities […]

Man’oushe Street to open 17th UAE outlet

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Middle Eastern eatery, Man’oushe Street will open its 17th branch in the UAE, bringing its total number of outlets to 27 branches. The opening of the new venue in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) comes as part of Man’oushe Street’s objective to open two new branches every year to reach 20 UAE outlets by 2018. The […]

Bateel launches flagship boutique in Mall of the Emirates

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Homegrown brand, Bateel International, will open its flagship boutique on level one of Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. The 80m2 boutique showcases the brand’s full range of gourmet products and gifts, from organic dates to single origin chocolates, pralines, truffles, nuts and dressings. Tina Memic, general manager of retail and operations, commented: “The last year […]

New Deliveroo Editions to help restaurants expand

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Deliveroo has launched Deliveroo Editions, a platform to enable restaurants to reach new customers in cities around the world, without having a high street premises. It provides restaurant partners with the infrastructure – including bespoke kitchens, local marketing support and fleets of riders – that allows them to launch delivery-only menus catered to local tastes. […]

Hilton Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Walter Miculan has joined Hilton Abu Dhabi by the Corniche in the role of executive chef. With more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, four of which have been spent with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Miculan is now responsible for managing the kitchen teams across Hilton Abu Dhabi. Commenting on his new role, […]

Lebanese-Armenian restaurant opens in Sofitel Dubai Downtown

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Almayass, a Lebanese-Armenian restaurant, has opened in Sofitel Dubai Downtown. First founded in Beirut in 1996 by an Armenian family, Almayass has branches in Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Abu Dhabi, New York and now Dubai. The restaurant’s founder, Shant Alexandrian, commented: “The success of Almayass internationally and of course in nearby Abu Dhabi, has highlighted […]

Cuban food truck takes up residence in Dubai’s Business Bay

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

El Cubano, a Cuban food truck concept inspired by the movie ‘Chef’, has taken up residence at The Bay Gate Tower on Al Saada Street, in Dubai’s Business Bay area. The concept is the brainchild of Food Truck Co., a new food truck group in Dubai. Co. co-founder, Amjad Barakat said: “Food Trucks are growing […]

Cover story: Jason Atherton

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

How the renowned British chef achieved Michelin stardom while avoiding the pitfalls of fame. By Crystal Chesters  Jason Atherton’s daily routine resembles that of a celebrity, with interviews, photoshoots, meetings and personal training sessions taking up much of his time. However, he is adamant that he is not, and never will be, a celebrity chef. […]

World’s best restaurant unveiled

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Eleven Madison Park in New York was named number one at the awards ceremony celebrating the 2017 World’s 50 Best list, which took place on Wednesday 5 April at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The contemporary American restaurant, co-owned by Will Guidara and Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, debuted on the list at number 50 […]

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