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Five courses, four colours and the versatility of French butter during the festive season

by Dina Maaty | 17 Dec 2020

An exclusive dinner was held so that guests could experience the many colours of French butter sauces, showcasing its quality and versatility. French dairy aficionado, and award-winning artisan François Robin described the unlimited butter recipe possibilities for the festive season. CNIEL – The French Dairy Board and the European Union hosted a select group of

talabat pledges to match rider tips during one week in December

by Dina Maaty | 16 Dec 2020

talabat, the food and groceries delivery platform with the largest fleet of riders in the UAE, is launching a special campaign to thank them for their efforts. This holiday season, from December 16-20, the platform will be doubling any and all tips received by riders in the country. Tomaso Rodriguez, CEO of talabat says, “We’re

Uzbek restaurant ZOR to open at The Pointe with a live performance

by Dina Maaty | 16 Dec 2020

ZOR, located at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah will celebrate its grand opening weekend on December 17-18 with a live performance by Uzbek superstar Sevara Nazarkhan.   ZOR has been designed with a vision to showcase authentic Uzbek culture and cuisine to the Middle East. And so, the concept offers guests a first-hand glimpse into the

Al Hadheerah Desert restaurant reopens at Bab Al Shams

by Dina Maaty | 16 Dec 2020

Al Hadheerah, located at Bab Al Shams, has reopened its doors. Set in a traditional fort, the restaurant features falconry displays, camel caravans, horse shows and Tanoura dancers, in addition to a live band. Al Hadheerah’s selections of authentic Arabic cuisine feature a barbecue of meats over live cooking stations, wood-fired ovens and spit roasts,

Abela & Co rolls out e-commerce platform

by Dina Maaty | 15 Dec 2020

Abela & Co, a company which has been a part of the food and beverage industry for over 53 years, has unveiled its new e-commerce platform, Abela Online. Abela & Co’s signature products will now be easily accessible to everyone in their own homes. The choice of meals includes a wide range of homemade snacks and

Kayco launches new squeeze-and-serve spicy tahini

by Dina Maaty | 15 Dec 2020

Mighty Sesame Co., a maker of all-natural, squeeze-and-serve tahini, is introducing the first-ever harissa-flavoured variety to the UAE market. Tahini continues to trend globally as consumers and chefs discover new ways to use the creamy, nutrient-rich condiment. The sesame experts make their tahini from the finest Ethiopian sesame seeds and serve it up in shake-and-squeeze

New chef joins Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah

by Dina Maaty | 14 Dec 2020

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed Vincenzo Emma as the new chef de cuisine of Italian restaurant Azure.   With over a decade of experience, Chef Emma will head up the kitchen of this Mediterranean-style restaurant. In 2016, with six years of experience under his belt, the chef was offered his first Head Chef position at Dalla Terra Wine Restaurant, specialising in using the finest seasonal ingredients to create Italian

Sumo Sushi & Bento celebrates anniversary with first-ever festive cakes

by Dina Maaty | 14 Dec 2020

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Sumo Sushi & Bento has introduced a new set menu item for the festive season, ‘Holiday Sushi Cakes‘. Being the first to launch sushi cakes in the UAE, Sumo Sushi customers will find three options: the Festive, Samurai and Salmon Lovers Cake. Each cake is good for 3-4 people

New multi-venue dining destination with 20 bars to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 14 Dec 2020

New Dubai dining destination ‘Bla Bla’ is opening in two phases this December. Comprising 20 bars, three restaurants and a beach club, each distinct concept at the destination has been created to cater to a full spectrum of preferences and pockets, from barefoot beverages on the beach, to bubbles and cocktails overlooking the waters. Stretching

Aussie-inspired Grove Road by BYSTRO opens at The Pointe

by Dina Maaty | 13 Dec 2020

Grove Road, the newest gastronomic venture from the team at award-winning cafe BYSTRO, has opened at The Pointe West on the Palm Jumeirah. Taking inspiration from Australia’s culinary capital, Melbourne, Grove Road dishes up unfussy fare and drinks with full views of The Pointe’s record-breaking fountains. For long-time hospitality professional & owner Josh Benson, the

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