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Middle East region remains key market for European apple trade

by Dina Maaty | 17 Nov 2019

Interfel, the French fresh fruit and vegetable inter-professional organisation responsible for promoting the consumption of apples in the Middle East together with the European Union, hosted an exclusive event for top local buyers and key importers at The Renaissance Hotel in Dubai. According to the latest market research, the fruit market in the GCC reached

Atlantis The Palm launches cooking classes for foodies

by Dina Maaty | 17 Nov 2019

It’s Culinary Month at Atlantis, The Palm, and with that comes the opportunity to learn food hacks and kitchen tricks from some of the region’s leading chefs. Guests can learn expert-level skills from the masters themselves in this limited-edition enrolment. Food enthusiasts can learn how to cook signature dishes from each restaurant, with the chance to

Naif Alrajhi Investment and Addmind Hospitality to bring new flavours to Riyadh with Iris, Clap and luxury Argentinian concept Brute

by Dina Maaty | 14 Nov 2019

Leveraging its diversification expertise and strategic partnership network, Naif Alrajhi Investment has signed a collaboration agreement with Addmind Hospitality to bring to Saudi Arabia an exquisite dining experience through three high-end concepts: Clap, the Japanese fine-dining restaurant, Iris Café, a lounge well-known for its distinctive vibes and ambiance, and the new joint project Brute for

Chef Reif Othman brings back ‘The Experience’

by Dina Maaty | 14 Nov 2019

The Experience by Reif Othman, the chef’s celebrated ‘omakase’ tasting menu experience, has returned with a new home, now taking place at Reif Japanese Kushiyaki in Dar Wasl Mall starting November 14. Omakase is the Japanese tradition of letting the chef choose your order – and in many cases, cook for guests. At Reif Japanese

Atlantis The Palm to host Australian celebrity chef and BBQ expert

by Dina Maaty | 13 Nov 2019

As part of the annual Atlantis, The Palm Culinary Month, Seafire Steakhouse & Bar will host Australian celebrity chef and BBQ expert Ben O’Donoghue for two exclusive Four Hands dinners on November 21 and 22 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. The first dinner will showcase Seafire Chef de Cuisine Raymond Wong’s take on barbecue dishes from

Shake Shack UAE is now serving a ‘stack burger’

by Dina Maaty | 13 Nov 2019

Shake Shack has introduced the Shack Stack burger, now available across UAE restaurants. Shack Stack is made with portobello mushroom and 100% all-natural Angus beef patty, with no added hormones or antibiotics, topped with tomato, lettuce and a special sauce. Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati, says: “How can you make the legendary ShackBurger better?

Couqley French Bistro introduces late breakfast offering

by Dina Maaty | 13 Nov 2019

Couqley French Bistro and Bar, located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), has introduced a new late breakfast menu. Every Friday and Saturday between noon and 2pm, the restaurant offers Petit-déjeuner, which will include classic breakfast favourites such as fresh croissants, eggs Florentine, Norwegian or Benedict, and more. The restaurant also houses a designated area for

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan feeds stray dogs brunch leftovers in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 12 Nov 2019

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi packed leftover food from Friday brunches and handed it over to a volunteering organisation that helps feed stray dogs. Marking the company’s annual Global Customer Appreciation Week (GCAW) and part of their ‘spirit to serve our communities’ programme, the five-star hotel in Khalifa City gave away 11 kilograms of

carine debuts new menu and reopens terrace

by Dina Maaty | 12 Nov 2019

Emirates Golf Club’s French Mediterranean restaurant, carine, has introduced a variety of new dishes to the menu, which coincides with the reopening of the stunning outdoor terrace. Overlooking green landscapes and the city’s skyline as a backdrop, the restaurant’s new menu features a unique mix of carine’s classic favourites and innovative Mediterranean-inspired dishes. From salads,

The Big F&B Forum 2019: The final countdown

by Dina Maaty | 12 Nov 2019

Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s The Big F&B Forum is due to take place on November 18, 2019 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. Moderated by Gates Hospitality Chief Executive and Founder Naim Maadad, and F&B and communications personality Farah Sawaf, and featuring game-changing panels on hot topics such as the future of delivery services

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