New F&B and retail concept Tub of Butter to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Gates Hospitality will launch new F&B and retail outlet Tub of Butter on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai in the third quarter of this year. The concept will be a retail space combined with an eatery, where diners can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed environment. Naim Maadad, CEO of Gates Hospitality, the brainchild

Nikki Beach Dubai unveils F&B concepts and chefs

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is set to open this quarter with a number of new F&B outlets, including Satine Restaurant & Lounge, Café Nikki and Key West. Key West will feature a blend of Floridian and Caribbean cuisines with Latin flavor and a vibrant ambience. Meanwhile, Café Nikki Dubai will be an all-day

First Ajman Food Festival under way

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Feb 2016

The Ajman Department of Economic Development (ADED) launched the first Ajman Food Festival under the banner “Enjoy the Tastes of Ajman”. The festival, which runs from 4pm – 12pm from 11 – 20 February, aims to create promotional opportunities for food and beverage activities in the emirate of Ajman, and to give attention to and

Time Hotels prepares rooftop garden for summer months

by Dina Maaty | 15 Feb 2016

As summer approaches, the Time Hotels’ Time Oak Hotel & Suites team is installing sunshades at its urban rooftop garden to allow the soil to rest and prepare the seedling house for the next season. The hotel launched the UAE’s first urban rooftop garden in January to produce its own natural and fairly priced fruit,

Doha’s New York Steakhouse welcomes Californian guest chef

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Chef Andy Arndt from Marriott Newport Beach Hotel, California will visit New York Steakhouse in Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel from 15 – 22 February. During his time in Qatar, Chef Andy will act as guest head chef, and will host two events. On 17 February from 7.30pm, he will create a four course

Carluccio’s opens Secret Garden

by Dina Maaty | 13 Feb 2016

Carluccio’s JBR has launched the ‘Secret Garden’, an alfresco dining area. Situated behind the beachfront, the garden features flowers, water features, olive trees and fairy lights, with furniture comprising sofas and wicker and glass-topped tables. To complement the new Secret Garden, Carluccio’s has launched a light salad menu. Available until the end of February, it

Atelier M appoints ex-La Serre chef

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2016

Restaurant, bar and lounge concept Atelier M at Dubai Marina, has appointed Maurizio Bosetti as new executive chef. Italian Chef Maurizio has previously worked as head chef at Emaar’s La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai, and La Petite Maison London Mayfair. CEO and founder of Atelier M, Mohammad Islam said: “Chef Maurizio, with

Re-branded Carlton Palace Hotel revitalises F&B offer

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Following the re-branding of Carlton Palace Hotel, the new executive chef Euprocino Santok is rolling out a series of promotions and theme nights in February to revitalise the hotel’s F&B offer. Starting from 18 February, Al Shindagah restaurant will be hosting two themed nights; Mediterranean Night on Thursdays and Chinese Night on Fridays. Both nights

Meraas to launch Dubai-inspired café brand

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Meraas will open new café, The Brass at City Walk early this year. The homegrown concept has been developed to reflect the region’s growing coffee culture, with roasts inspired by and named after Dubai neighborhoods. The City Walk location will be the first outlet for the concept, with plans for expansion throughout Dubai over the

Dubai Food Festival’s Dine with the Stars line-up unveiled

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

Dubai Food Festival has unveiled the programme for the ‘Dine with the Stars’ gala dinner event and masterclasses with international and local chefs. The masterclass series and gala dinner will offer food enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel of ‘My Kitchen Rules’, and well-known F&B

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