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New Executive Group Chef at JRG Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Aug 2018

JRG Dubai, the home-grown restaurant management company, has promoted chef Ben Tobitt to the position of group executive chef, the group’s most senior culinary post. Having joined JRG Dubai in 2011 as sous chef at The Ivy, Tobitt steps into the group executive chef role after serving as group head chef since July 2015. With

An Indian concept opens in D3

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Aug 2018

Atelier House Hospitality has launched their first concept in Dubai, Mohalla, in Dubai Design District. Translating to my neighborhood or my community in several languages, Mohallah is an ode to the flavorful cooking of the community neighborhoods of India. The restaurant aims to provide the same authenticity known to the Indian childhood, complemented by contemporary interiors

Make Room For Mushroom

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

Shake Shack has introduced a limited time Mushroom Swiss Burger which is made of 100% all-natural Angus beef burger topped with Swiss cheese, caramelised onions, portobello mushrooms, and herb cheese spread. The Mushroom Swiss Burger puts a refined twist on a traditional cheeseburger, using Swiss cheese, sautéed portobello mushrooms and onions, and a shack-made spread

Taqado opens third Abu Dhabi branch

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

A home-grown brand serving up Mexican street food in the UAE, Taqado Mexican Kitchen has announced the opening of its 17th restaurant. Their third location in Abu Dhabi, Taqado Mexican Kitchen can now be found on the first floor of Yas Mall, near VOX Cinema. The restaurant chain is an original home-grown UAE concept, created by a group of people with an interest

Fujairah Gears Up For First Nando’s Branch

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Aug 2018

Nando’s, the South African-Portuguese restaurant chain known for its flame-grilled peri-peri chicken is set to open its newest branch at Fujairah City Centre Mall. Due to open to diners on 17 August, the new venue will be the company’s first restaurant in the Emirate.  The new restaurant represents a move by Nando’s into a currently under-served market within

JRG Appoints New Managing Director

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Aug 2018

Emma Banks has assumed the position of managing director at JRG Dubai, the home-grown restaurant management company, which is part of Dubai Holding. British national Banks, who assumes the managing director position after consolidating JRG Dubai’s award-winning brand portfolio of 23-plus venues and international franchises since being named general manager in 2015, has now been

Kava & Chai Opens New Location in Al Seef

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Aug 2018

Kava & Chai, UAE’s home-grown specialty coffeehouse has announced the opening of its second location in Al Seef, situated on the water front of Dubai Creek. The new location follows the opening of Kava & Chai’s first location earlier this year at American University of Sharjah. Kava & Chai aims to tell the story of

Kim’s Singapore Seafood Woks its Way to Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Aug 2018

A culinary institution of Singapore for over 60 years, Kim’s Place has opened in Dubai as Kim’s Singapore Seafood in the heart of Al Seef promenade. Offering Dubai a taste of the lion city with quintessential ethnic favourites, the Singaporean eatery officially opened its doors on 13 August, in partnership with Warner Brothers for the

From The Seas To The Middle East

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

We spoke to the recently appointed F&B manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Eugene Conradie, on his new role. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing school I wanted to travel, so I ended up joining Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing out of the

Bombay to Mumbai Café Celebrates Independence Day

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

The urban modish concept from Mumbai is offering an amalgamation of contemporary as well as local desi cuisine in an all-new buffet special for AED15 per person. Located in Deira’s Marco Polo Hotel, the café and bar is home to Indian street food remastered with a contemporary twist. The buffet will be coupled with a

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