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Chef Focus: Fresh From The Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

The only thing constant on the menu of Gusto Italian Restaurant at Al Bandar Rotana, is fresh produce, with the menu offerings changing every three days based on fresh ingredients and we spoke to Fortunato Leocata, chef de cuisine, Gusto Italian Restaurant, Al Bandar, about the Italian venue. “Freshness and seasonality are the hallmarks of true

Steigenberger Hotel Appoints Master Cake Artist

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Nickola Dsouza, of Instagram’s suga_licioussdubai fame, who joins the team as cake stylist. Leaving behind a 11 year career in media, Dsouza is now following her passion of baking and cake decoration. “Her creativity and passion, coupled with her strong professional ethics and vision makes Nickola an indispensable member

In Focus: Cream of Europe

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jul 2018

Catering & Hotel News Middle East caught up with three chefs about their recent pastry trip to Singapore. To make a good dessert, the quality and consistency of the ingredients being used is of utmost importance to ensure the end product is exactly how a chef envisioned it to be and in order to achieve

Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés to open Spanish restaurant in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

The new venue, Jaleo will be located at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and is due to open in 2019. The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup have announced that the Jaleo concept will launch at the destination property in 2019. Since its debut in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter in 1993,

Chef Atul Kochhar no longer associated with Rang Mahal in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jun 2018

Following a series of tweets that were considered anti-Islamic, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the hotel that houses Kochhar’s restaurant has cut ties with the chef. Bill Keffer, general manager, JW Marriott Marquis said in a statement: “Following the recent comments made by Chef Atul Kochhar, we have taken the decision to end our agreement with

Atul Kochhar: Spicing up Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

How does Atul Kochhar, the British based Indian chef, restauranteur and television personality ensure his venues are bringing the taste of India to the world? We have your answer in this exclusive interview with the man himself during his visit to the Dubai venue, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar. With an outward approach towards his

Chef Focus: Pierre Gagnaire

by Mahak Mannan | 06 May 2018

Opening his new venue in Dubai at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, Michelin Star Chef Pierre Gagnaire tells Catering News Middle East why he is not one to follow trends, but create them. Overlooking the creek from the promenade level at Dubai Festival City, Chef Gagnaire’s new venture, Pierre’s Bistro & Bar is a

Greenhouse hosts Delifrance workshop for chefs

by Mahak Mannan | 01 May 2018

French pastry chef Lucas Beyries held a workshop for UAE chefs at the Greenhouse Innovation Centre last month. Beyries did a full demonstration of four sweet and four savoury recipes in an interactive session with the attendees using Delifrance’ new range of ready to use products. The savoury dishes included scallops and passion tart, fig

Spanish restaurant El Sur makes new appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Apr 2018

A new general manager and head chef joins the team at the venue in the Westin hotel. The new head chef, Daniel Perez began his gourmet career at a young age in traditional Spanish kitchens which has helped him climb the ranks from demi chef to chef de partie and head chef across Spain and

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar launch party

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Apr 2018

Located on the promenade level at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Pierre’s Bistro & Bar is a contemporary chic restaurant, bar and lounge by Michelin star Chef, Pierre Gagnaire.









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