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A taste of Babel at La Mer

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Jun 2018

Established in Lebanon in 2009, the restaurant has opened a branch at the beachfront destination in Dubai. The Babel experience starts with warm homemade bread served alongside dips. The olive oil is extracted from Lebanese green olives pressed on traditional stone mills, while the cucumbers are hand-picked and pickled in-house to ensure consistent quality and

The world’s largest vertical farm to be built in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Jun 2018

Emirates Flight Catering has entered a $40 million joint venture with US-based Crop One Holdings to build the farming facility at Dubai World Central. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group said: “This announcement is an important milestone for the Emirates Group, for Dubai, and for the

Nespresso Rolls Out New Boutique Concept Across The UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Jun 2018

The concept will take guests on a journey that tells the Nespresso story of coffee and sustainability Opening its doors earlier this month, the new Nespresso Boutique concept was first launched in Cannes is now being rolled out around the world. The new Boutique has been designed to immerse guests in a bespoke coffee journey

In the Mix: Keeping it Simple

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jun 2018

Alejandro Legaspi, head bartender, Moe’s on the 5th at Sheraton Grand Hotel, tells us about his passion for mixology. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a simple person with a passion for mixology and mastered my skills from 8 years of experience in venues like Leon de Bruxelles, Left Bank, Fuego, Infinity Club

Case study: Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jun 2018

Chef Romain Van Durman gives his thoughts after using the Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone to make a classic tiramisu. Ideal for both sweet and savoury preparations, the Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone is a versatile product that saves time, gives the perfect consistency and can have a dish ready in minutes. One of the fastest

ExpoCulinaire 2019 to take place in Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jun 2018

A series of culinary competitions accompanied by a new trade exhibition aims to change the landscape of the cooking and baking industry in the region. Traditionally held in February within the Gulfood exhibition, the Worldchefs accredited Emirates International Salon Culinaire will move to an exciting new home in 2019. A platform that will put chefs,

Top 10 trends shaping the food industry in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Jun 2018

From poke bowls and frozen yoghurt to the Peruvian food craze, food trends are one of the drivers behind the success or set-back in the industry and here, Dubai Tourism, along with food writer Samantha Wood, list out the top 10 food trends that are set to make their mark in 2018. While the past

Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés to open Spanish restaurant in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

The new venue, Jaleo will be located at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and is due to open in 2019. The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup have announced that the Jaleo concept will launch at the destination property in 2019. Since its debut in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter in 1993,

The Future of Farming

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

Delivering micro-greens to commercial kitchens they day they are harvested, Badia Farms, the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm using hydroponics technology, is set to revolutionise local farming in the region and Mahak Mannan caught up with the founder and CEO, Omar Al Jundi on what the new facility has to offer. When you step into

Urban retrEAT opens its doors in Yas Mall

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

The new venue located on the second floor, close to Ferrari World will be a hub for the local community Urban retrEAT, Abu Dhabi’s first food incubator, has opened its doors to the general public to bring together local food vendors from across the UAE in a fun and quirky space. Visitors will be taken

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