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Bateel launches flagship boutique in Mall of the Emirates

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Homegrown brand, Bateel International, will open its flagship boutique on level one of Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. The 80m2 boutique showcases the brand’s full range of gourmet products and gifts, from organic dates to single origin chocolates, pralines, truffles, nuts and dressings. Tina Memic, general manager of retail and operations, commented: “The last year […]

New Deliveroo Editions to help restaurants expand

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Deliveroo has launched Deliveroo Editions, a platform to enable restaurants to reach new customers in cities around the world, without having a high street premises. It provides restaurant partners with the infrastructure – including bespoke kitchens, local marketing support and fleets of riders – that allows them to launch delivery-only menus catered to local tastes. […]

Hilton Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Walter Miculan has joined Hilton Abu Dhabi by the Corniche in the role of executive chef. With more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, four of which have been spent with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Miculan is now responsible for managing the kitchen teams across Hilton Abu Dhabi. Commenting on his new role, […]

Lebanese-Armenian restaurant opens in Sofitel Dubai Downtown

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Almayass, a Lebanese-Armenian restaurant, has opened in Sofitel Dubai Downtown. First founded in Beirut in 1996 by an Armenian family, Almayass has branches in Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Abu Dhabi, New York and now Dubai. The restaurant’s founder, Shant Alexandrian, commented: “The success of Almayass internationally and of course in nearby Abu Dhabi, has highlighted […]

Cuban food truck takes up residence in Dubai’s Business Bay

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

El Cubano, a Cuban food truck concept inspired by the movie ‘Chef’, has taken up residence at The Bay Gate Tower on Al Saada Street, in Dubai’s Business Bay area. The concept is the brainchild of Food Truck Co., a new food truck group in Dubai. Co. co-founder, Amjad Barakat said: “Food Trucks are growing […]

Cover story: Jason Atherton

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

How the renowned British chef achieved Michelin stardom while avoiding the pitfalls of fame. By Crystal Chesters  Jason Atherton’s daily routine resembles that of a celebrity, with interviews, photoshoots, meetings and personal training sessions taking up much of his time. However, he is adamant that he is not, and never will be, a celebrity chef. […]

World’s best restaurant unveiled

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Eleven Madison Park in New York was named number one at the awards ceremony celebrating the 2017 World’s 50 Best list, which took place on Wednesday 5 April at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The contemporary American restaurant, co-owned by Will Guidara and Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, debuted on the list at number 50 […]

Professional pastry and bakery school opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Richemont-Masterbaker Centre for Excellence in Baking and Pastry has opened its doors in Dubai, with the objective of elevating the skill level of chefs specialising in pastry, bakery and chocolate in the Middle East. Established through a partnership between UAE-founded Masterbaker Marketing and Richemont Centre of Excellence in Switzerland, the school is located in Dubai’s […]

Qatar International Food Festival gears up for final weekend

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), taking place from 29 March – 8 April at Hotel Park, Doha, is gearing up for its final weekend of festivities. In addition to the festival’s daily fireworks at 8pm, the last weekend of the event will feature entertainment for all ages with open-air film screenings, food carving shows, health […]

GRIF to host exclusive events at Lima and Folly by Nick & Scott

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Next week, The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) will host exclusive events for its 300 delegates at two newly opened, high-profile restaurants in Dubai. GRIF, a networking and intelligence event will take place at Fairmont The Palm from 10 – 12 April and will host its opening reception at Lima Dubai at City Walk on […]









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