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New York craft burger and hops concept comes to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

New York-founded craft burger and craft hops concept Black Tap is set to open at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Dubai in December. Black Tap has a laid-back, casual vibe, with the design a modern take on the classic American diner. The brand is being brought to the emirate by Sunset Group, which is also behind

Dubai’s Mint Leaf of London makes key appointment

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Amol Dhote has been appointed as assistant director of operations, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai. The Indian national graduated with a degree in business studies from the University of Buckingham in the UK. In 2014, Amol joined the team at Mint Leaf in London, where he undertook an extensive training programme. He then pursued management

W Doha’s Spice Market hires new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Aug 2016

W Doha Hotel & Residences has hired Spencer Sun as its new chef de cuisine for South-East Asian restaurant, Spice Market. With 14 years’ experience Sun, began his career in 2002 at the College of Hotel and Culinary Arts at Sorabul Hotel University in his native South Korea. He served in the South Korean Navy

Panache International introduces e-commerce site for Raha range

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Aug 2016

Panache International, a manufacturer of disposable items for the hospitality industry, has launched an e-commerce website where its Raha hospitality and home disposables range can be purchased. Already used in hotels and restaurants, the Raha range is now more widely accessible to companies and consumers through the brand’s e-commerce website. Raha offers polypropylene products that

Dubai’s The Atrium at Al Habtoor City launches first F&B venue

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Aug 2016

The Atrium, a collection of restaurant and entertainment outlets at the centre of Al Habtoor City, Dubai, has launched its first venue, The Rose & Crown, a traditional British pub set to open in August. Located at street level, the venue has its own entrance separate from the hotel, with a traditional London phone box

Win 800 coffee capsules with Boncafe and Hotel News

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Aug 2016

Boncafé Middle East has partnered with Hotel News ME to promote its new line of compatible capsules, giving away 800 capsules to one lucky respondent of the Boncafé Middle East survey. The new line includes four new flavours, and 200 capsules of each of these will be sent to one survey respondent. The capsules are

Abu Dhabi Emirati restaurant launches catering service

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Aug 2016

Abu Dhabi’s Emirati restaurant, Majlis Alfareej, has launched a new catering service, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 100 people. Suitable for entertaining small scale or large scale, personal or corporate events, the breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet menu includes soups, small bites, salads, main courses, desserts and drinks. Majlis Alfareej founder and

Landmark Group opens second GRK Fresh Greek

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Aug 2016

Landmark Group’s food division, Foodmark, will open a second GRK Fresh Greek in Dubai this month at Burjuman Centre. The new restaurant is 3,000ft2 and seats more than 100 diners with outdoor and indoor seating. Andres Gonzalez, general manager of the fast casual division at Foodmark commented: “We are pioneering Greek urban food in the

Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2016: Nominations Now Open

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Jul 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. To request a nomination form, email Set to take place at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai on Wednesday 9 November, the Leaders in F&B Awards will celebrate 18 categories, divided

New Places: Ramusake

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Jul 2016

Stanislas de Boissieu, director of operations at Mahiki, Ramusake and Copper Dog showcases Dubai’s new Japanese Izakaya concept, Ramusake at DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR Describe the concept of the venue in your words? Ramusake is Dubai’s most unique Japanese Izakaya restaurant which combines elements of fine dining with an innovative and contemporary twist. The restaurant

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