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Gates Hospitality unveils first international venture

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

UAE-based hospitality investment company, Gates Hospitality, is set to expand to London with the opening of US-founded modern Chinese concept, RedFarm. Located in London’s Covent Garden, the concept was developed in New York by dim sum master, chef Joe Ng and Chinese food expert Ed Schoenfeld, and brings a greenmarket sensibility to modern, inventive Chinese […]

Key West launches at Nikki Beach Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, which opened in December, has launched new Floridian themed destination restaurant, Key West. Key West Restaurant will feature flavours from the Caribbean region and Florida. Alexander Schneider, general manager of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa said: “Key West Restaurant is special to Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, as the […]

Dubai’s Trattoria Toscana makes two key appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

Trattoria Toscana at Madinat Jumeirah has made key management appointments with a new head chef and GM. Having worked in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East since 2009, Italian-born Antonio Lacovelli joins Trattoria Toscana as head chef, while Giuseppe Di Martino has been appointed as the new general manager. Emma Banks, general […]

New Places: Molecule

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

Samir Kerchiched, managing partner of Ansonia Concepts introduces Molecule, a restaurant, lounge and art gallery located in Dubai Design District Please describe the concept of the venue? Molecule is a restaurant, lounge and art gallery built upon the principles of ‘bistronomy’. Molecule has been designed to act as a cultural crossroads, which brings people together […]

Francesco Di Noia joins Segreto as head chef

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

Segreto at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai has appointed executive head chef Francesco Di Noia. Following 10 years building his career across four-star properties in Italy, Chef Fransesco spent a year at the Emporio Armani Café, Paris before working for eight years in London. Here, he headed up the kitchens of various restaurants, including Allegro Restaurant, St […]

Top chef trio to host exclusive evening at Dubai’s Marina Social

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

Jason Atherton will return to his Dubai restaurant Marina Social on 16 May to collaborate with the restaurant’s head chef Tristin Farmer and fellow chef and former colleague, Colin Clague of Ruya Dubai. A five-course menu will be prepared by the chef trio for one night only, featuring each of their hero dishes. These will […]

Barilla partners with tennis player Roger Federer

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

The Barilla Group has reached a long-term agreement with tennis player Roger Federer, for the promotion of its pasta and sauces products around the world. Vice chairman of the company, Luca Barilla, said: “For years it has been my dream that Roger could join Barilla in the fascinating mission of helping people eat better, in […]

Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar appoints new manager

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

Youssif Ftouni has joined Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar at Anantara The Palm, Dubai as its new restaurant manager. Ftouni has been working at the hotel since the pre-opening in 2013, at all-day dining restaurant, Crescendo. Ftouni commented: “I’m so excited to have this role in one of the most famous Australian restaurants in Dubai. We […]

Location unveiled for 2018 World’s 50 Best Restaurants

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced that its 2018 awards and event programme will take place in Basque region of Spain, with its flagship ceremony hosted in the city of Bilbao. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is working in partnership with the Government of Biscay to bring its events to a region of Spain […]

Spill the Beans: Russo’s New York Pizzeria

by Crystal Chesters | 04 May 2017

Anthony Russo, founder and CEO of Russo’s New York Pizzeria unveils the company’s aggressive multi-unit franchise growth strategy for the Middle East, to be rolled out over the next 10 years. Please tell me the history of Russo’s? I am the son of first-generation Italian immigrants and I grew up in a New Jersey home […]









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