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Chef Focus: The Italian Job

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jan 2019

We spoke to chef Mariangela Ruggerio, the recently appointed head chef at Certo, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, on her journey as a chef. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I had been working in sales and banking since I completed my education in Business Economics but after years of sitting behind a desk,

Italian Brand Stella Di Mare Opens Dubai Property

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Jan 2019

Offering a wide range of amenities for both travellers and UAE residents, alongside a choice of six restaurants and bars, Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina has now opened its doors. The décor at Stella Di Mare, meaning ‘the star of the sea’ in Italian, uses selected materials imported from Italy and across the world for

Casa Mia Welcomes Michelin Star Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

With the latest edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit just around the corner, Dubai residents will get a first-hand experience of the diversity and allure of Italian cuisine at Casa Mia. The Italian restaurant at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre will join hands with Michelin star chef Roberto Franzin to delight patrons

Out Of This World: Italian

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From pizza and pasta to ravioli and risotto, Italian food is known for its flavour combined with the feeling of comfort. Here we take an in-depth look at the globally loved cuisine with three of the best Italian venues across the country. How popular is Italian cuisine in the Middle East? Luca Napoleone, sous chef,

Circo Launches New Menu

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Sep 2018

Circo, the award-winning circus-inspired Italian restaurant born from the famous Circo in New York, has announced a revitalised menu for the upcoming autumn season. Located within the InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Circo was the first venue from New York based Maccioni Restaurant Group in the Middle East, an impressive pedigree that has seen the concept lead

Via Veneto Launches La Famiglia Brunch

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Aug 2018

Via Veneto has launched a special brunch dedicated to bringing families closer whilst enjoying the relaxed Italian atmosphere, views of the Burj Khalifa and rustic Italian food and vibes. Guests can enjoy a lively Saturday brunch every week from 12:00PM – 3:00PM in the Cucina section at Via Veneto. There is a whole lot on

Pizza Hut debuts SFO sourdough Pizzas in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jul 2018

Pizza Hut has launched its San Francisco (SFO) sourdough handcrafted pizzas for the first time in the world in the UAE. The SFO pizza is the latest innovative offering from Pizza Hut that caters to diverse tastes and presents customers with a wide range of choice in the pizza segment. Each SFO sourdough handcrafted pizza

Risotto festival at Hilton Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jun 2018

Bocca, the Italian fine dining restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi is celebrating the classic Italian dish, risotto, this month. Bocca’s special risotto menu, which is being served until 30 June for dinner, is based on culinary influences from the Northern regions of Italy including the city of Milan. The popular rice dishes are made by

An Italian restaurant opens at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

A true Italian Trattoria welcomes families and friends for a wholesome dining experience. Verso, an authentic Italian cuisine and bistro has launched on the Abu Dhabi Corniche creating a vibrant and modern space with a large outdoor terrace. Verso’s fresh venue houses bold contemporary and colourful décor with marble and oak wood accents and an

Pasta over plastic at BASTA! by David Myers

by Mahak Mannan | 14 May 2018

BASTA! has become the first restaurant in the Middle East to offer straws made entirely from pasta. Italian eatery BASTA! by celebrity chef David Myers have drawn their straw in the battle against plastic pollution of our oceans. Commenting on the initiative, Chef David Myers says: “Being someone who loves spending time in the ocean, I witness the consequences of our overuse









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