A New Terrace Lounge Has Opened at JW Marriott Marquis

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Apr 2018

From Beirut to Dubai, Seven Sisters bring its laid back lounge culture to Business Bay. Located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Seven Sisters represents the elements of an oasis- the sun, moon, stars, sky, water, wind and flora across the venue, from the interior design to the food and bar

International Southern Style Food Joint opens in La Mer

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2018

The Chickery has opened its first location in the Middle East at La Mer. Since opening in Toronto in 2012, the brand has expanded into several locations in the USA and now in the UAE. The rotisserie’s menu, crafted by The Food Network’s chef David Adjey, and chef Spike Mendelsohn focuses on Southern-style comfort food

Coya Worldwide Goes Plastic Free

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2018

Coya has announced that it will no longer use plastic drinking straws at any of its venues across the globe in a bid to reduce global consumption. Apart from plastic straws, Coya has also committed to stop using plastic stirrers and paper napkins and implement refillable juice bottles rather than single-use plastic bottles. Cedric Toussaint,

New Family Brunch at The Westin Al Habtoor City

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2018

Seasonal Tastes has launched The City Brunch serving international cuisine options for families. The venue offers more than 17 food stations, 40 different types of dessert and dozens of vegan options for those with dietary restrictions. Guests can try signatures from some of Al Habtoor City’s famous dining destinations, including the award-winning J&G Steakhouse with

Reel Cinemas launches Middle East’s First Dine-In Cinema

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2018

The cineplex, operated by Emaar Entertainment has partnered with chef Guy Fieri to conceptualise the experience. Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar and Dine-in Cinema by Reel Cinemas at Jebel Ali Recreation Club offers restaurant-prepared meals from Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen, which are delivered to the table of movie goers while watching a film. The Guy

Cover Story: Change Is The Only Constant For HORECA Trade

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2018

Celebrating 15 years of operation in the UAE, HORECA Trade started from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful foodservice distributors in the market today. Mahak Mannan caught up with the general manager, Wael Al Jamil on its achievements and learning curves over the years. HORECA Trade, a part of Bidfood, the global

Hellmann’s Arabia Partners With Raju Omlet

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2018

Fresh off the heels of their collaboration with Folly by Nick and Scott, Hellmann’s Arabia re-launched the Hellmann’s X The Best campaign with Raju Omlet last week. Hellman’s is set to launch their range of products in the GCC in May 2018, with a few already available in the food service sector. To celebrate the

Fogo de Chão launches weekly offers

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2018

The recently opened churrasco dining experience has introduced a new brunch and ladies night. Adding to their extensive dining offerings in Dubai, Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chão has launched a new Friday brunch and ladies night on Wednesday every week. The Fogo Churrasco Brunch Experience includes unlimited premium cuts of meats, Fogo de Chão’s gourmet market

Bocca Celebrates Authentic Umbrian Cuisine

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

Italian restaurant Bocca at Hilton Abu Dhabi will be offering a dinner menu dedicated to the Italian region of Umbria from 8-21 April. Leonardo Passone, chef de cuisine at Bocca, said: “Umbrian cuisine is perhaps Italy’s best kept culinary secret. Food and wine play a huge role in its charm, and we would like to bring

Fast-casual segment to take over fine dining in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

New food and beverage concepts must focus on bringing value for money in the over-saturated market, according to CEO of a new hospitality business. Youssef El Habbal, CEO of Serenity Hospitality, Abu Dhabi, says the key to success for new food concepts in the UAE is understanding the gaps in the market as well as

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