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Penrose Lounge at Four Seasons DIFC launches Afternoon Tea

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Aug 2016

Penrose Lounge, a new venue at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a new Afternoon Tea. Visually fun and modern, the four-tiered stand featuring savoury and sweet options, Jing teas or bubbly. The savoury section includes mini smoked salmon bagels, Boston lobster rolls, foie gras mousse, truffled eggs and beef bresaola

Jazz Bar & Dining Abu Dhabi reopens following revamp

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Aug 2016

Following a two-month closure, the Jazz Bar & Dining at Hilton Abu Dhabi reopens today with refreshed interiors, a new live music experience, an overhauled menu and extended opening hours. The new Jazz Bar & Dining menu features foie gras crème brulée and seabass ceviche, surf and turf dishes such as Canadian lobster, Atlantic cod fillet,

Deliveroo announces $275 million investment

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Aug 2016

On-demand food delivery service, Deliveroo, has announced a US $275 million investment following 400% growth since November.   The Series E investment is being led by Bridgepoint, existing investor DST Global, and General Catalyst with participation from existing investor Greenoaks Capital. The new funds will be used to expand the service in both new and

Cover story: Massimo Bottura

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Aug 2016

The man behind The World’s Best Restaurant reveals why culture and quality of ideas and ingredients are his secrets to success and essential to the chef of the future.  Crystal Chesters reports. Osteria Francescana, a 21-year-old restaurant with just 12 tables, located in the humble Italian town of Modena was earlier this year named The

Sheraton Abu Dhabi to host Italian cooking classes

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Aug 2016

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort has launched a series of Italian cooking classes hosted by La Mamma’s Italian chef, Juri Pelusi. The cooking lessons will teach participants how to prepare authentic dishes, including some of chef Pelusi’s family recipes. During the first class, to take place on Saturday 20 August, chef Pelusi will demonstrate

Barilla pasta expands to Africa from Dubai MEA headquarters

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Aug 2016

Italian pasta brand, Barilla has announced regional expansion to the African continent following the opening of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) headquarters in Dubai in 2014. The company works with more than 2,000 retail stores, 5,000 restaurants and five airlines, across the GCC, excluding Saudi Arabia. The majority of the brand’s regional distribution is

Zafran Indian Bistro reopens at Dubai’s Mirdif City Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2016

Contemporary North West Indian, Zafran Indian Bistro has reopened at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai following a three-month refurbishment. The restaurant, established by Foodmark – the F&B division of Landmark Group – has been overhauled to reflect a new brand avatar, with a lighter, fresher menu and more casual interiors. New culinary and operations manager Gaurav

Vida Downtown launches Wednesday cheese and grape night

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Aug 2016

Throughout the summer, Emaar Hospitality’s Vida Downtown Dubai is hosting Perfectly Paired Chee[r]se Night at Stage 2 Restaurant & Lounge. Three glasses of premium grape beverages or a selection of summer concoctions are paired with a buffet of gourmet cheeses from around the world and a variety of gourmet tapas and antipasti. The cheeses available

Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards: Nominations Live

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Catering News Middle East has opened nominations for the inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry. Set to take place at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai on Wednesday 9 November, the Leaders in F&B Awards will celebrate 18 categories, divided into nine restaurant awards and

Interview: Sunjeh Raja of ICCA reveals details of 2016 chef scholarship

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Sunjeh Raja, director and CEO, International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA) looks forward to doubling participation in the third ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship, set to commence next month What is the ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship? The ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship is an annual one million dirhams continuing education award aimed at educating, training and









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