DIFC restaurants

Gastronomy Uncovered: BB Social Dining

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 11 Dec 2018

BB Social Dining is a licensed concept tucked inside the Gate Village of Dubai’s financial district. Derived from the Arabic word “habibi” which means love, BB Social Dining or bb for short is the brainchild of the three owners, chef patron (Alex Stumpf), operations (Spero Panagakis) and business development (Shab Stumpf) who happen to be

Casual Italian restaurant opens in DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

Dinamico, a casual, unlicensed Italian restaurant has opened in DIFC under the supervision of Jas Hospitality, the company behind Dubai homegrown brand, Fume. Located in DIFC, Sky Gardens residential tower, the name of the outlet combines the words ‘dine’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘amico’, which means ‘friend’ in Italian. The design of the 100-seat venue reflects the traditions

Market restaurant concept Bazxar to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jun 2016

Bazxar, a food-market-restaurant-wine-bar concept will open this month in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).  The concept has been created by Kunal Lahori’s company Create Hospitality, which is behind Spanish tapas restaurant concept, El Sur and coffee shop and deli, Prêt to Go. The interiors have been created by Bishop Design, and feature contemporary art, rustic

Interview: Totora Cebicheria Peruana

by Dina Maaty | 12 May 2016

One of a string of Peruvian restaurants to open in Dubai International Financial Centre this year, Totora Cebicheria Peruana promises to compete with a truly authentic taste of Peru. Crystal Chesters reports With European, Asian and African flavours weaved together and underpinned by indigenous traditions, it’s no wonder Peruvian food has exploded in Dubai, which

Appetite The Shop opens third Dubai location

by Dina Maaty | 09 May 2016

Appetite The Shop has opened a third Dubai location in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This follows the success of the brand’s other two venues, one of which opened in Business Bay Avenue last September and another located in the A4 space in Al-Serkal Avenue. Situated in the Index Tower, DIFC, the 350 ft2  venue offers the same

Ilir Caushi returns to Zuma Dubai as GM

by Dina Maaty | 07 Apr 2016

Japanese restaurant concept, Zuma, has appointed Ilir Caushi as general manager for its Dubai location. Selected for the role by founder, Rainer Becker, Caushi has been part of the company for over seven years. He first joined the Dubai restaurant in 2008 as assistant general manager, before transferring to Zuma Abu Dhabi to head up

The Artisan; by Enoteca Pinchiorri opens in DIFC

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2016

Italian restaurant The Artisan; by Enoteca Pinchiorri has opened in the Burj Daman Building, DIFC. A concept derived from the Enoteca Pinchiorri, located in Florence, Italy, the restaurant offers refined-casual dining and is headed up by executive head chef of the restaurant is Luca Tresoldi who has worked at the Florence for a number of

Refurbished Gaucho welcomes new bar manager

by Dina Maaty | 07 Mar 2016

Argentinian restaurant Gaucho has re-opened its Dubai outlet following a refurbishment, and has appointed Andrii Osypchuk as its new bar manager.   The venue has been redecorated with emerald green upholstery, a new bar and enhanced lighting under the direction of Gaucho’s creative director Patsy Godik. Cocktail masterclasses are available and a new private tasting

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