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Taste of Dubai 2017 launches

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Mar 2017

Taste of Dubai opens today (Thursday 9 March), with food, music, attractions and celebrity personalities ready to celebrate the festival’s 10-year anniversary. There will be live demonstrations and cooking classes from celebrity chefs include Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes, Aldo Zilli, Eric Lanlard, Mohammad Orfali and Tarek Ibrahim, Tim Anderson, Reza Mahmmad, Jenny Morris, Luke […]

International Cheese Guild forms UAE chapter

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Mar 2017

The UAE chapter of the International Cheese Guild (Guilde Internationale des Fromages) was formally established on February 28, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai. Greenhouse Foodstuff Trading LLC general manager Daniel Chidiac is founding president and Sharjah executive council member Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi has been named as the Guild protector. Chef Uwe Micheel, director […]

Chez Charles officially opens first restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Mar 2017

Chez Charles Restaurant has opened in Dubai Design District (d3), offering a contemporary take on the French fine dining experience. The menu combines influences of a Parisian brasserie and touches of Provence, using quality, seasonal ingredients. The main dining area has floor to ceiling windows and seats 80 guests, while the terrace features a private […]

Emirates Academy hosts first Food Festival

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Mar 2017

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, part of Jumeirah Group, hosted its first ever food festival to enhance its students’ learning experiences and increase engagement with the community. The event took place from 9 -11 March alongside Dubai Food Festival at Emirates Academy campus opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. It included live cooking demonstrations and […]

Opinion: New Concepts or Brand Expansions?

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality Solutions explores what works best in the Middle East One of the most common questions we are asked by people looking to invest in food and beverage businesses is whether it is better to start a new concept or expand on an already established brand. In general, […]

Ibiza’s El Chiringuito opens on Palm Jumeirah,Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Ibiza-founded concept, El Chiringuito, has opened its doors at Rixos The Palm, Dubai. The menu features modern, Mediterranean dishes with French and Ibicenco touches from executive chef, Jerome Palayer. Highlights include homemade beech wood smoked salmon, sea bass roasted in a sea salt crust, calamari Andaluz and the Chiringuito beefburger. Restaurant items can be delivered […]

Galvin brothers launch restaurant in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Galvin Restaurants will open Demoiselle by Galvin on Dubai’s City Walk in March, marking the group’s first international venture. The Demoiselle brand was launched at Harrods in London in 2012, with the Dubai venture the 11th project from Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Galvin Restaurants co-founder, Jeff Galvin, commented: “We are tremendously excited […]

Milklab organises Blind Barista Battle

by Staff writer | 05 Mar 2017

A ‘Blind Barista Battle’, sponsored by Milklab, is being held at The Sum of Us Coffee Roastery in Burj al Salam Trade Centre on Sunday 5 March starting from 9am. Milklab is an Australian-made range of milks designed for specialty coffee. The brand is now available in Dubai and to celebrate its expansion, Milklab has sponsored […]

Asia de Cuba opens its doors in Bahrain

by Staff writer | 05 Mar 2017

Asia de Cuba restaurant, lounge and bar has opened its doors in Gallery 21, Bahrain. At the helm of the kitchen is Asia de Cuba’s Cuban-born executive chef, Luis Pous, who fuses Asian techniques and ingredients with traditional Cuban food and culture. The venue features the North American brand’s signature Chino-Latino dishes such as chicken […]

Electrolux partners with 10th edition of Taste of Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Electrolux has continued its partnership with Taste of Dubai for the 10th edition of the festival. This year, the company will be bringing its new ‘Make life delicious’ programme to Taste of Dubai, allowing visitors to cook alongside the company’s partner chefs. Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson, executive chef, Paolo Pettenuzzo, and regional food blogger Zahran […]









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