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Making butter: from production to points of sale

by Dina Maaty | 27 Jun 2019

As the French love affair with butter goes from strength-to-strength, we explore the techniques and traditions that go into the artisan craft of its production.  While butter may be a relative latecomer to the artisan food movement compared with the boom in traditional breads and cheeses, in the west of France, things are changing. The

Asian Street Kitchen opens at Dubai International Airport

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2019

Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) has opened Asian Street Kitchen at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Terminal Three. The airside dining destination, made up of four street food and drink sections, will be serving up a selection of Asian-inspired bites, breakfasts and main meals. Asian Street Kitchen has been designed around the Urban street style of

HORECA Trade to resume operations as ‘Bidfood’

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jun 2019

Foodservice distributor HORECA Trade has announced that it will resume operations under the Bidfood name starting July 2019. HORECA Trade’s rebranding, to be implemented effective Monday July 1, is part of a regional venture to expand the brand’s network by operating under the Bidfood umbrella. The brand will be modifying its identity through a new

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Joseph Murphy as their executive chef. Joseph brings close to 20 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality industry, embarking on his career at the Sheraton Grand London, Park Lane in 2001. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Chef Joseph to the team. He joins us at

Pierchic to continue offering sustainable menu items throughout summer

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Pierchic has extended its sustainable menu and a la carte food offerings’ availability for the summer season. Available daily for lunch and dinner, the specially curated set menu offers five courses and uses only homegrown and ethically sourced ingredients, emphasising Pierchic’s ethos of sustainability. The new menu reinforces Pierchic’s focus on sustainability

The UAE’s first Waldorf Astoria city hotel gears up for opening

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a 275-room property, is getting ready for a summer 2019 opening. The first Waldorf Astoria city hotel to open in the UAE comprises of 201 guest rooms, 46 suites and 28 residential apartments, and features views of the Dubai skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. Evoking an

Meydan One, SMEDistrict launch joint F&B start-up programme

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2019

Lifestyle and retail destination Meydan One has announced a partnership with SMEDistrict, the Dubai-based incubation platform, aiming to bring to life a comprehensive start-up development programme focused on the retail and F&B sectors. The initiative aligns with Meydan One’s strategic priority to offer opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in F&B to establish and grow their brands.

Zabeel House’s Social Company rolls out offers for sports events

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jun 2019

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has launched offers on occasion of summer sporting events. Neighbourhood hangout Social Company rolled out a number of F&B deals just in time for Wimbledon and the ICC Cricket World Cup. Also known as SoCo, the restaurant will be serving complimentary strawberries along with house beverages for a special

Japanese confectionery store Morozoff opens at The Dubai Mall

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jun 2019

With an existing branch at Wafi Mall, Japanese confectionery-maker Morozoff has opened at The Dubai Mall. Established in 1931 in the central Japanese city Kobe, Mozoroff’s new outlet will offer Japanese cheesecake and feuillage, a baked cookie with a name that means ‘leaf’ in French. “To open a Morozoff outlet within the world’s largest shopping

Rational celebrates producing one million combi-steamers

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jun 2019

Rational, a company operating in the field of hot food preparation for commercial kitchens, has produced its millionth combi-steamer and sent the unit on a world tour before having it installed at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. The SelfCookingCenter leaves the production halls of Rational in Landsberg am Lech hundreds of times every day, but the

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