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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

Bord Bia brings sustainable suppliers to Gulfood’s Silver Jubilee celebrations

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2020

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, joins Gulfood in celebration of its Silver Jubilee this year by showcasing sustainably produced products from Irish dairy and meat producers. Visitors at the world’s largest annual food and drink trade expo, taking place from February 16 to 20, 2020, will have the chance to see 11 Irish meat

Silvena Rowe’s Nassau now open for lunch

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2020

Dubai’s new vegan-friendly destination, Nassau, by Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe, is now open for lunch. Located in the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Nassau will be open from 12pm to 12am daily, serving guests Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. The restaurant is inspired by the Chef’s European-Arabian heritage, and embraces her philosophy for organic, fresh, and healthy

Taj Dubai’s Bombay Brasserie to serve up three-course Valentine’s menu

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2020

Bombay Brasserie, located at Taj Dubai, is launching a three-course menu by Chef Vikas Milhoutra and Chef Ajay Negi for Valentine’s Day. To begin, couples can indulge in a selection of sharing platters that include pairings of Truffle & Saffron, chicken morsels flavoured with winter black truffle and saffron. A marriage of zesty flavours follows

Uber Eats expands in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2020

Uber Eats is expanding its local footprint in Saudi Arabia, launching its delivery service across Makkah and Madinah, including major neighborhoods such as Al Shoqiyah and Al Awali in Makkah and Qurban and Sultana in Madinah. Launching in Makkah and Madinah comes after previous successful launches in other cities around the Kingdom, and as part

New Zealand to highlight sustainability at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2020

At Gulfood 2020, where the focus is on ‘Rethinking Food’ for the next 25 years, New Zealand food and beverage companies will highlight how their sustainability measures play an important role in the global food offering. The New Zealand food sector produces enough food to feed more than 20 million people, around five times its

Fairmont Ajman appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2020

Fairmont Ajman has appointed Rober Salloum as executive chef for the 252-key luxury beachfront resort. As a culinary veteran with more than 20 years’ of experience in the United Arab Emirates, Salloum’s career in Dubai started in 1999 as Demi Chef de Partie, followed by his move to Burj Al Arab the year after, where

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