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Award-winning chef joins Capital Club Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jul 2017

Dubai-based private member’s club, Capital Club, has appointed Andrew Blas as executive chef. Previously executive pastry chef at Hotel Café Royal in London – once one of the city’s most iconic venues – Blas was responsible for the patisserie in The Café, the Ten Room restaurant, the Oscar Wilde Bar and The Domino Room, the […]

Pan-Asian Cho Gao opens in Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jul 2017

Pan Asian restaurant, Cho Gao Marina Walk, has opened at InterContinental Abu Dhabi. Meaning ‘rice market’ in Vietnamese, Cho Gao offers signature dishes from Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Ivor Prestwood, general manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi, commented: “With this new opening, we want to invite diners to undertake an adventurous culinary experience starting with […]

Le Classique at Emirates Golf Club closes after 29 years of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Jul 2017

French restaurant, Le Classique, at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club is set to close at the end of the month after 29 years of operations. A new concept is to replace the restaurant, with more information to follow soon. The restaurant is marking the occasion with a special ‘Au Revoir’ set menu, which takes diners on […]

Spill the Beans: 4-Front

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Ian West, group general manager of 4-Front unveils ambitious growth plans for the group behind The Scene by Simon Rimmer. You recently joined 4-Front as group GM – what’s your previous experience? I began my career in the UK working as on-trade category manager and business development manager for AB Inbev, the parent group for […]

€1 million Freshness from Europe campaign to target UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

The third leg of the three-year Freshness from Europe project will begin this month, with a total budget of more than €1 million allocated to campaign activities. The project, which received a total funding of €3.6 million over three years from the European Union, the Italian Government and CSO Italy, targets the UAE, China, North […]

Two new chefs for Dubai’s Amwaj Rotana

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Two speciality outlet chefs have joined the team at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Overseeing JB’s Gastropub is Andy Zyla, who brings 16 years of experience from hotels and restaurants in the UK and Maldives and has run operations of more than 800 covers with teams of around 100 staff. Having been in the UAE […]

New Moonshine app offers beverage deals in UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Moonshine, an app that partners with nightlife venues to offer discounts on beverages, has launched in the UAE. The subscription-based app, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices, offers subscribers the first beverage on the house at partner venues. Sylvia Youssef, executive director and co-founder of Moonshine, commented: “We are very excited to […]

Six Senses Zighy Bay appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Six Senses Zighy Bay has appointed executive chef, Timothy Goddard. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Goddard has held roles with Kingold Group Companies and Sofitel Hotel & Resorts. He has also worked with Michelin-starred chefs such as Michel Portos, Michel Roux, Nicolas Vianne and Christian Tetedoie. Goddard commented: “I am […]

Chef focus: Eric Turgeon, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

Patrick Ryan catches up with Eric Turgeon, the chef making waves at Lexington Grill, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. The culinary landscape might be constantly evolving but hard work is still the key to success, according to Eric Turgeon, chef de cuisine at Lexington Grill, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. The Canadian native has travelled […]

New Places: Katsuya by Starck

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

Chef Katsuya Uechi, founder & CEO of Katsu-ya Group of Companies explains how the new Japanese-American restaurant at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel will stand out from the crowd. Describe the concept of the venue in your words? A full service, upscale Japanese fusion dining concept, Katsuya by Starck brings together myself and the great designer, […]









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