Out to Lunch: Tomas Reger – Intersect by Lexus

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

Local, organic produce, and simple ingredient combinations with a playful twist are the secret behind Tomas Reger’s light yet filling dishes Launching a new concept next door to the likes of Dubai institutions Zuma and Le Petite Maison, is no mean feat, even for Czech chef Tomas Reger, who owns his own food consultancy and

UK government introduces sugar tax

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

UK Treasury chief George Osborne has unveiled a new tax on sugary drinks, to be implemented in 2018. Osborne stated that the health implications of sugary drinks costs the UK economy £27 billion ($38 billion) a year, which is more than half the entire National Health Service (NHS) paybill. “One of the biggest contributors to

Six Senses Zighy Bay welcomes Michelin-starred Greg Malouf

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman will welcome Michelin-starred guest chef Greg Malouf to its signature mountaintop fine-dining restaurant, Sense on the Edge. Malouf will work alongside chef de cuisine Ron McKinlay to create a special menu for guests from April 5 – April 9. An Australian native of Lebanese parents, Malouf is known for his contemporary twist

Falcon Kitchen to host gelato masterclass

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Kitchen solutions provider, Falcon Kitchen is hosting the grand opening of its new division and showroom, GELATOTEK by Falcon Kitchen, which will showcase the company’s gelato solutions. The event will take place over two days at Falcon Kitchen’s Umm Ramool office in Dubai, with an open day at 11am on 20 March and a gelato

Sunset Hospitality launches Lebanese concept Mazaher

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Sunset Hospitality has announced the opening of Lebanese restaurant Mazaher at Dubai World Trade Centre. The venue will be opening from 8am to 10pm and has been designed to transition from a daytime café into a fine dining evening restaurant. Antonio Gonzalez, CEO of Sunset Hospitality Group said: “We are truly excited to launch this

Canadian rock and roll concept Weslodge opens in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Canadian saloon-inspired concept, Weslodge Saloon has opened at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay. Icon Legacy Hospitality and INK Entertainment, both from Canada, joined forces with Icon Arabia and Daman Investments to bring Weslodge to Dubai. The brand, which defines itself as ‘rock and roll chic’ features North American cuisine and hip hop and

EAHM students showcase talent at Dubai Food Festival

by Dina Maaty | 14 Mar 2016

Students from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) were selected to create their own pop-up restaurants at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, at Kite Beach as part of the Dubai Food Festival. The students were tasked with creating an innovative F&B concept to present to a panel of EAHM judges. This is a great opportunity

Bricks Sports Lounge opens at Ibis Styles Dragon Mart

by Dina Maaty | 14 Mar 2016

Bricks Sports Lounge has opened at Ibis Styles Dragon Mart, marking the only licensed venue within a 15km radius. Two wide-screen televisions show sport from around the world and bar bites are available such as spiced potato wedges, spring rolls and BBQ chicken wings. Main meals include Caesar salad, homemade burgers and traditional English-style fish

Playing to the crowd

by Dina Maaty | 13 Mar 2016

Following six years at Zuma, much-talked-about Dubai chef Reif Othman knows what the people want. Having just opened the successful Play Restaurant & Lounge, Othman is on a creative roll as he prepares to introduce a slew of new concepts to the emirate over the next year, the first of which will open next month.

Newly opened Steigenberger Hotel reveals upcoming F&B concepts

by Dina Maaty | 12 Mar 2016

The newly opened Steigenberger Hotel Dubai has opened its doors in Business Bay, with four new food and beverage venues. Marking the German brand’s GCC debut, the 20-storey, 365-key hotel features the 170-seat Bayside restaurant and terrace, which launched its “Colours” brunch on 4 March, and has views over the canal. Swim & Tonic is

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