Downtown Dubai

Mercury Lounge launches Thursday evening brunch

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Nov 2016

Mercury Lounge, the rooftop bar at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, has launched a new Thursday evening brunch. With panoramic views over Dubai, the ‘blind brunch’ conDcept offers a selection of specially prepared Mediterranean-inspired antipasti, sharing plates and light entrées, to be grazed on throughout the evening. The brunch is available 8pm –

International Perishables Expo underway in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Nov 2016

The eighth International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) and the 11th International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) is underway at Dubai World Trade Centre. Taking place from 13 – 15 November 2016, the shows have attracted 345 exhibitors from more than 34 countries. Tarek Sibai, project manager at planetfair, the event organiser, commented:

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai launches new bar

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has opened new cocktail bar, D70. Open from 6pm, and featuring indoor and outdoor seating, D70 offers a molecular beverage menu and allows guests to make their own drinks. Commenting on the opening, Simon Moore, general manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai said: “The basic aim of any bar is to

Hakkasan Group to open five restaurants in Saudi Arabia

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Hakkasan Group will open five restaurants in Saudi Arabia in partnership with Saudi Arabian hospitality and property management company, Al Khozama Management Company. The move marks Hakkasan Group’s first venture into Saudi Arabia, and includes Yauatcha and Sato no Hana brands. Commenting on the partnership, Abdulaziz Al Habib, President of Al Khozama Management Company said:

Warwick Dubai welcomes new director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Warwick Dubai has appointed new director of food & beverage, Rohinton Bharucha. With 20 years’ experience in hospitality, Bharucha first arrived in Dubai in 2001, and has worked in the F&B departments of Metropolitan Palace Hotel and Sofitel City Centre Hotel and Residence. In 2005 he moved to Bin Hendi Hospitality as assistant brand manager

New York organic burger restaurant debuts in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

New York-founded organic burger restaurant brand, Bareburger, has opened at Dubai Festival City Mall.   With interiors comprised of reclaimed materials, the restaurant serves organic, free-range burgers, salads and sides. Guests can choose from the menu or create their own burger, by choosing a bun, patty, fillings, toppings and sauces. The Festival City outlet marks

Interview: Paul Monahan, Sailor Jerry global brand ambassador

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Nov 2016

Catering News caught up with Sailor Jerry global brand ambassador Paul Monahan during his recent trip to Dubai to find out why the emirate is becoming an important port of call for the beverage brand How did you get into your role as Sailor Jerry global brand ambassador? Since university, all I did was work

REVEALED: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2016 winners

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Nov 2016

The winners of the inaugural Leaders in Food and Beverage Awards 2016, presented by Du, were announced on Wednesday 9 November at a glittering ceremony at Westin Mina Seyahi, with more than 400 food and beverage professionals in attendance. Twenty winners took home prestigious Leaders in Food and Beverage Awards, with accolades ranging from Best

2016 editions of Gulfood Manufacturing and trio of food events report 10% growth

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Nov 2016

The 2016 editions of Gulfood Manufacturing, the Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX and the newly-named Yummex Middle East took place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 7-9 November. Collectively, the three shows reported 10% year-on-year growth with more than 700 local, regional and international food suppliers from over 60 countries showcasing thousands of specialist food

Panache International targets Saudi expansion at Gulfood Manufacturing

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Nov 2016

Disposables supplier, Panache International, is exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing for the seventh year in 2016, with a focus on increasing its distribution networks. This year the UAE-based company has opened offices in Kenya and the UK, and is now looking to expand in Africa and the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Speaking to Catering

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