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World’s biggest Magnolia Bakery now open in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

New York institution Magnolia Bakery has opened its biggest café, comprising 2,614 sq ft and 70 seats, at Abu Dhabi’s The Galleria. Along with their classic desserts, including banana pudding as well as decorated cakes and cupcakes, the new store will be serving all-day breakfast items, such as customisable omelettes and baked-in-pan pancakes, loaded fries,

Celebrity chef Simon Wood joins Dubai’s MasterChef, the TV experience

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Simon Wood, the MasterChef UK Season 11 winner, is the latest TV champion confirmed for a guest chef residency at MasterChef, the TV Experience: the world-first, screen-to-plate restaurant concept in Millennium Place Marina. Wood will take over the kitchen at MasterChef, the TV Experience, from September 30 to October 4, including an exclusive masterclass on

Fall in love with food and drink again this fall

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Three experts from Chef Middle East tell us about the flavours and aromas of autumn, bringing you three season-inspired menu items. What’s your autumn creation? For this dish, I used fall-inspired ingredients such as root veggies, seasonal fruits, nature-faded pale colours, and with the hunting season in mind I used a goose’s three parts: breast,

Italian restaurant Luigia rolls out new menu

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Luigia, located in Rixos Premium at JBR, has launched a new, authentic Italian menu. The fresh menu pays tribute to Italian grandmothers, and includes new antipasti plates such as carpaccio, fried pizza dough with Buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato, black pepper and basil, traditional spaghetti alla Nerano (with zucchini) and more. ‘Secondi’ platters include tagliata di

Chef Reif Othman’s homegrown Japanese restaurant to open in Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, a new homegrown restaurant located at Dar Wasl Mall in Jumeirah, will open on September 9. Chef-owned and operated by the Singaporean Reif Othman, the venue will offer affordable Japanese street food. The all-day lunch and dinner menu allows diners to tick their own choices when placing their order, selecting from seven

Power players: Dubai Retail and Sarood Hospitality on the biggest F&B rebrand of the year

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Dubai Retail’s homegrown restaurant management company JRG Dubai’s rebrand to Sarood Hospitality has been making headlines. Here, Nabil Ramadhan, chief executive officer of Dubai Retail & Sarood Hospitality and Spencer Ayers, managing director at Sarood Hospitality discuss the strategic move. Please tell us more about the rebranding and what it’s going to achieve for the

Global sushi spot to open on The Palm Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

SUSHISAMBA restaurant is set to open on the 51st floor of The Palm Tower, 220 metres above the Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant, which currently operates in London, Miami, Las Vegas and Amsterdam, has partnered with Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group for the new venue, which will open in 2020. The restaurant is one of a range

UAE’s Marmum signs deals worth AED 27 million at EuroTier Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Marmum, a dairy and juice company, signed contracts worth AED 27 million with two of the leading national feed producers in the UAE. In attendance were Sultan Al Jaberi, managing director of Marmum and Edward Iskandar Hamod, general manager of the National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Company on September 2, and Tariq Ahmed

Blaze Pizza opens first UAE branch in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Blaze Pizza, the fast-casual artisan pizza concept known for its custom-built pies, is opening its first location in the UAE at the Galleria Al Maryah Island, following the openings of several stores in Kuwait, Bahrain and KSA. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format which allows guests to create their own pizza by choosing from

Shake Shack opens at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Shake Shack, the New York-styled modern day “roadside” burger stand has opened a new branch in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, marking a total of eleven branches in UAE. The new Shack, located on the ground level of The Galleria, offers its famous 100% all-natural Angus beef and chicken burgers selections, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries,

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