Chef Focus: Food from the soul

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2018

Originating from the heart of Japan, Chef Ajiro Shinoda, brand head chef at Atisuto tells us why he is trying to embrace ‘Tamashii’, Japanese for ‘soul’, in every aspect of his career. With dreams of becoming a pilot, Chef Shinoda’s passion for cooking took off at an early age when he landed a job in

Eat Meat Repeat at Smoked Meat Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Apr 2018

 Featuring a menu of smoked meat, created by UK Smoke Master, Luke Tully, SMK (Smoked Meat Kitchen) has opened its doors to diners at La Mer. SMK serves up slow-cooked meat smoked over English oak and topped off with homemade rubs to season the cuts. The cooking process is by smoking, rather than direct grilling,

Out of this World: British Cuisine

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Mar 2018

From bangers and mash to fish and chips, Catering News Middle East speaks to the leading British cuisine restaurants in Dubai on what’s hot on the English plate. How popular is British cuisine in Dubai? Daniel Hillier – Executive chef, Dhow & Anchor: British cuisine is extremely popular in the Middle East due to the

Hotel Cartagena Set to Open in April

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Mar 2018

A Bohemian style venue is set to open at JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay on 10 April. Guests will be able to experience Latin American flavours, from Cuba to Puerto Rico and Colombia with a flair the Caribbean and hints of Asian flavours. Hotel Cartagena’s food is a mix of South America and the surrounding

Talent: Striking the Perfect Balance

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

From picking fresh produce at the local vendors to managing quality and cost, Ashiana’s new Chef de Cuisine at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers, Joseph Yohannan says keeping a balance is the biggest challenge in today’s industry. Quality does not always come at a cost, but when in the food and beverage industry, ensuring

Mediterranean brunch at The Address Boulevard

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Mar 2018

Inspired by the South of France, The Restaurant at Address Boulevard has launched the Riviera Chic brunch. Featuring authentic Mediterranean inspired dishes, the menu consists of a variety of cold and hot dishes and from southern France such as Pissaladiere, a dish that originates from Nice, while Bouillabaisse – a traditional Provençal fish stew –

Afghan New Year Celebrations at Kishmish

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Mar 2018

In a bid to educate foodies across the world about Afghan cuisine and culture, the Dubai gourmet Afghan restaurant is offering a limited time Nowruz meal. Until the 27 of March, Kishmish will serve traditional dishes for a limited time including the Haft mewa, which translates to ‘seven fruits’, a new year fruit medley mixed

A taste of Asia at Morimoto

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

Internationally acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto is set to open Morimoto Dubai, his first restaurant in the country. The new venue will be located in the recently opened Renaissance Downtown Hotel offering an ever-changing selection of seafood which is drawn from markets around the world, including deliveries directly from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji and Fukuoka fish markets.

Spill the beans: Ma’ Hidden Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Mar 2018

As Dubai’s first supper club makes its way from Milan to The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, Chef Stefano Ratti spills the beans on this unique dining experience. What is Ma’ Hidden Kitchen?  Ma’ Hidden Kitchen is a supper club based in Milan that takes place at the founders Lele and Melissa’s loft. After years

Latin Fruit Bar HOLA Opens in La Mer

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2018

Inspired by the vibrant Latin American flair, HOLA is the latest addition to the beachfront development, La Mer. Offering a selection of fruit based delicacies, Dubai’s first fruit bar HOLA was conceptualised by Emirati brothers Ali and Yousef Karmostaji as a result of Ali’s frequent visits to Latin America. Inspired by the passionate fruit street

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