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An Italian restaurant opens at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

A true Italian Trattoria welcomes families and friends for a wholesome dining experience. Verso, an authentic Italian cuisine and bistro has launched on the Abu Dhabi Corniche creating a vibrant and modern space with a large outdoor terrace. Verso’s fresh venue houses bold contemporary and colourful décor with marble and oak wood accents and an

Opinion: The importance of restaurant design

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Jun 2018

Andrea Zampolini, head of fine dining and pre-opening concepts, Meraas F&B, says the design element of a restaurant plays an important role in determining the success of the venue in today’s market. The food and beverage industry across the world has been undergoing dramatic transformations to keep pace with the dynamic expectations of its millennial

Only 20% of UAE residents consume the required level of protein

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jun 2018

Despite the growing trend of protein-enriched foods, 80% of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the daily intake of protein. The finding was revealed in a new survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Arla Foods, in an effort to better understand consumers’ attitudes towards protein and drive awareness around the importance of

Address Downtown Hotel re-opens

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jun 2018

Following the New Year’s Eve fire in 2015, Address Downtown, the flagship hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium lifestyle Address Hotels + Resorts brand, has opened its doors to hotel guests. The hotel has opened with several new features including restaurant concepts, additional rooms and suites, The Spa at Address Downtown, and a brand-new interior

Gonu Bar & Grill takes a summer break

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jun 2018

The beach-side bar and grill at Le Meridien Al Aqah will undergo extensive refurbishments this summer. After 10 years in operation, the new look of Fujairah’s popular surf and turf restaurant will be unveiled in September 2018. Maintaining its relaxed ambiance the new wave of upgrades at Gonu Bar and Grill will focus on enhancing guest

Pad Thai opens at Mall of The Emirates

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

Visitors to Mall of the Emirates can now indulge in the fresh flavours of South East Asia at Pad Thai. Located at the food court on level 1, next to Ski Dubai, Pad Thai serves quick on-the-go traditional Thai dishes, blending savoury, sweet, salty and tangy Asian flavours to create a made-to-order dining experience. A

Eggspectation teams up with Francorp Middle East

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

The Canadian casual restaurant has partnered with Francorp Middle East, a US-based franchise consulting firm in Dubai, to develop their franchise system. As per the agreement, Francorp is entrusted with the full design and development of the Eggspectation franchise program, whose vision is to expand their unique food concept globally. A concept that originated in

Ghaya Grand Hotel creates Replica of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

To mark Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the property, pastry chef Kaja Najmudeen spent about 100 hours over the span of a week to make a replica of the holy venue. The base on which the model sits is 100cm by 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. “After a brainstorming session, he decided to

A taste of tradition

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

With decades of experience working in the kitchen of royalties and renowned hotels, Chef Batoul Jarmourne, also known as Chef Mama at Medley, Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre, is a self-taught chef who has stayed true to her roots throughout her culinary career. Hailing from Morocco, Chef Mama has worked with Princess Lalla Amina, the

Makar: Bringing the Scottish culture to Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 30 May 2018

Bar manager of the new Scottish bar in Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Matthew Wakeford tells us what the new venue brings to the UAE market. A simple and cosy venue, Makar at the new Radisson Blu property is everything you would expect from a Scottish bar, from their whisky collection, to the interiors and their

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