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Rue Royal restaurant launches ‘influencer battle’

by Dina Maaty | 13 Feb 2020

Dubai’s Rue Royal Restaurant launched “The Rue Royale Games 2020” – the region’s first-ever social media influencers and content generators battle. Contestants will stand a chance to win the ultimate foodie prize: an all-expenses paid trip to Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France and home to 20 Michelin-starred restaurants, including business class return flights for

Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah appoints head chef

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has appointed a new head chef. Hailing from Mexico, Chef Rene Alejandrio graduated in 2009 from Escuela Culinaria Del Sureste. Alejandrio has worked across a number of establishments in Dubai such as Maya, Modern Mexican Kitchen and Zoco Cocina to name a few where he has held the position of

Chilean dry fruit exports to UAE increase 75% to $43.8 million in 2019

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

The popularity of Chilean nuts has surged in the UAE, with the number of exported dry fruit products from the South American country, between January to September 2019, increasing 75% to $ 43.8 million from $25 million during the same period in 2018. According to the latest research from the Trade Commission of Chile, this

Operation: Falafel to open in New York, London and Paris

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

AWJ Investments has announced that it will open Operation: Falafel restaurants in three global food capitals of New York, London and Paris – with the first expected in Q2 of 2020 in the Big Apple. The brand’s first opening outside the Middle East marks the latest ongoing success story both locally and regionally for AWJ

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar to host Elvis Presley tribute

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis, The Palm’s award-winning steakhouse restaurant, is treating guests to a special edition of Seafire Live! on February 27, from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. For AED 380 per person, meat lovers can feast on a special ‘Are You Hungry Tonight?’ three-course menu paired with a tribute performance from the King of Rock

Truebell to promote eco-friendly products at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

UAE-headquartered Truebell, a GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), will promote its sustainable operations and a new expansive range of eco-friendly, sustainable products at the 25th edition of Gulfood 2020, which will be taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from February 16-20. Amid the various new nutritional programmes on the market today, plant-based,

Seventh edition of Dubai Food Festival to kick off in February

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Dubai is gearing up to host the seventh edition of the region’s biggest citywide celebration of food, Dubai Food Festival (DFF), from February 26-March 14. The citywide culinary extravaganza will be a feast for the senses, with an array of food on offer to suit every taste bud and budget. Organised by the Dubai Festivals

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara to host first-ever vegan food festival

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Chef Jajah T, known in Thailand as an expert in vegan cooking, will join Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara from Bangkok. The week-long celebration of vegan food begins on February 23 and runs until February 29. Diners can taste specialties prepared by Chef Jajah at Mekong every evening and the eminent chef will also

Healthy Farm to showcase plant-based portfolio at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Healthy Farm, a frozen food brand under the Albatha Group, announced today that it will be showcasing a growing portfolio of plant-based products to HORECA at next week’s Gulfood 2020. With a plan to convert more than 500,000 health-conscious consumers, the accent at Gulfood 2020 will be on new, innovative products intrinsic to Healthy Farm’s

Chinese restaurant Zheng He’s introduces new culinary offering

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2020

Zheng He’s has recently reopened its doors with a new culinary and mixology offering, décor and ambience. The latest menu, curated by former Hakkasan chef, Chef Lai Min Wei, delivers classic Chinese dishes with a contemporary spin. Starting from February 2020, Zheng He’s invites guests to partake in a leisurely four-course lunch experience. Available daily









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