‘The Risotto Quest’ by TUTTOFOOD and HostMilano celebrates Italian cuisine in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 29 Nov 2020

A flagship dish of Northern Italian cuisine, risotto is increasingly being recognised worldwide as a ‘Made in Italy’ icon along with pizza and pasta. The recognition the risotto has achieved was thanks to its origin from a unique mix of quality ingredients and the use of cooking techniques, improved in recent years by the latest

Shanghai Me celebrates traditional East Asian Festival of Dongzhi

by Dina Maaty | 29 Nov 2020

Throughout the month of December, Shanghai Me restaurant will celebrate the time-honoured tradition of Dongzhi. Otherwise known as the Winter Solstice and originating back to the Han Dynasty around 2000 years ago, it’s the season of gatherings, a time to bask in a warming reunion with family and friends while celebrating unity and prosperity with

Caffè Nero launches Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules

by Dina Maaty | 29 Nov 2020

Caffè Nero will be launching Nespresso-compatible capsules on December 1. Using handcrafted Italian coffee, the pods are also recyclable. The award-winning, Classico Original Blend, is the same rich, smooth, full-bodied blend Caffè Nero serves in store everyday.  It’s a medium Italian roast, with dark notes of chocolate and caramel with a sweet, balanced flavour. The

Hutong to launch Saturday brunch on UAE National Day weekend

by Dina Maaty | 29 Nov 2020

Hutong, a contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant and bar located in DIFC, is introducing a new, family-friendly Saturday brunch. The new offer will launch on Saturday, December 5, coinciding with celebrations around the UAE’s 49th National Day. To further mark the occasion, Hutong will be serving a special edition Dim Sum Platter showcasing the colours of

The Emirates Culinary Guild reveals winners of first Virtual American Egg Competition

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

The Emirates Culinary Guild has revealed the winners of the first Virtual American Egg Competition. A total of 10 judges from the Emirates Culinary Guild have worked for two days to evaluate all the recipes and videos. Executive Chef Peter De Kauwe from The Club, Abu Dhabi commended the quality of videos by the amateur

Emirates reopens lounges worldwide starting with Cairo

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

Emirates is reopening its lounges around the world, starting with Cairo International Airport. In the coming weeks, Emirates’ customers can look forward to enjoying lounge services in other destinations including New York’s JFK International and Manchester Airport. The airline has redesigned its lounge offering and introduced additional health and safety measures. The new protocols will

talabat launches its first cloud kitchen concept in the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

Food delivery platform talabat has officially launched its very-first cloud kitchen in Abu Dhabi. Spearheaded in conjunction with the Cloud Kitchen team at Delivery Hero, talabat’s German parent company,  the latest venture in the MENA region is set to create opportunities for upcoming F&B concepts to see further growth in talabat-operating markets, servicing both talabat

IATA calls for the reopening of borders with testing, no quarantine required

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to reopen borders for travel. IATA is proposing systematic testing of international travellers, which would permit the lifting of border restrictions and provide an alternative to current quarantine rules. Quarantines essentially kill demand for air travel and governments

The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah to celebrate UAE National Day with offerings

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is offering a special package for families, where guests can celebrate the UAE National Day in authentic Emirati style. For an all-encompassing holiday experience, the resort is offering a three-night staycation for the price of two when booked in a The Chedi Grand Room or a higher category* allowing guests

Café Isan to serve up traditional Thai ‘pink noodles’ dish

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2020

Café Isan, a Thai street food and tea bar restaurant, is serving up a traditional, limited-time-only menu item – pink noodles. The JLT Cluster B-based outlet is launching a series of limited-time dishes – kicking off with pink noodles, a nostalgic dish mostly found on carts at school gates across the country.  Partner and Co-Owner

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