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Wild & The Moon opens at Dubai’s Festival City

by Staff writer | 02 Apr 2017

Wild & The Moon eatery has opened its doors at Singaporean fashion department store, Robinsons, at Festival City, Dubai. The new Wild Bar has an organic, plant-based, gluten-free ethos and offers all-day breakfast, gluten free focaccias, salads, cold pressed juices, nut mylks, smoothies and hot drinks. The interiors are pared back, with hanging plants, and an […]

Star ratings system for restaurants to be introduced in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

Dubai Economy has announced that a ‘Global Star Rating System for Services’ will be adopted across commercial establishments in the Dubai to improve services and achieve customer happiness. The rating system will apply to approximately 38,000 establishments from sectors including restaurants and cafes (7204), speciality stores (29,815), supermarkets (706) and commercial centres (84) and businesses with […]

Gates Hospitality launches Italian concept in Downtown Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

Gates Hospitality has unveiled plans to open new Italian concept, Via Veneto, on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. Located in the space previously occupied by Fume Downtown, which closed last month, Via Veneto will have 226 covers across its outdoor terrace, and downstairs and upstairs areas. While the downstairs area will be a casual […]

New restaurant manager for Dubai’s Mint Leaf of London

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Mint Leaf of London Dubai has appointed William Fernandes as its restaurant manager. Having worked in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East since 2004, Fernandes has developed his leadership skills with Nandos and a number of homegrown outlets in Bahrain and the UAE. Commenting on his new role, Fernandes said: “Working with […]

New York concept Le Cirque to open at Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Iconic New York concept, Le Cirque, will open at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre on 12 April. With terrace views, Le Cirque Dubai has a winter garden, a semi-private dining area and a banquet table that accommodates up to 20 guests. Promising classic French fare with an Italian twist, the food has taken influence […]

Marta’s Kitchen launches JLT restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Boutique catering company, Marta’s Kitchen will launch its first stand-alone restaurant on 8 April in Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Open from Sunday to Thursday from 12pm – 4pm, Marta’s Kitchen will offer lunches, with the menu inspired by seasonal ingredients and featuring Mediterranean cuisine with globally infused influences from the Middle East and […]

Nurturing the UAE’s growing cheese culture

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

The UAE chapter of the International Cheese Guild (Guilde Internationale des Fromages) was formally established on 28 February, 2017 in Dubai with the objective of providing a platform to support the inter-related cheese communities in the country. Edwina Salvatori, account director of Sopexa Middle East, was selected as a member of the Guild and explains […]

Bull&Roo’s Thai street food concept returns for one month

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Bull & Roo’s Thai street food concept, Uncle Jheff, will take over the courtyard of Brunswick Sports Club, Mall of the Emirates for one month. The concept, first presented at footwear, fashion and lifestyle outlet, Sole DXB, is aimed at bringing the vibrancy of traditional Thai flavours to life. Menu items include green mango salad […]

GRIF to analyse the trends impacting the business of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Mar 2017

Creating a ‘Food Culture’, ‘Redefining F&B’, and the emerging ‘Food Revolution’ are set to be among the hot topics at this year’s Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2017 (GRIF). The annual networking and intelligence event for the international restaurant and hospitality community, powered by Michelin, is set to take place from 10-12 April 2017 at Fairmont […]

Spill the Beans: Mitts & Trays

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Mar 2017

Amna Al Hashemi, director and founder of Mitts & Trays reveals how she evolved her home-based baking business into an elegant and homely restaurant on Dubai’s City Walk 2. Please describe the concept of Mitts & Trays? Mitts & Trays is an elegant café and restaurant with a menu based on gourmet quality fresh and […]









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