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In a nutshell: Mori Sushi, Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Oct 2016

Osama Heikal, chief executive of United Beverage and Food Company (UBF) and managing partner of Trium and Mustard Seed explains the concept of Mori Sushi, Dubai’s first Japanese-Brazilian sushi restaurant, which opened in May in Downtown Dubai What is the concept of Mori Sushi? Mori Sushi is a fusion sushi restaurant conceptualised in Sao Paulo,

Middle East Food Forum returns in November

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Oct 2016

The Middle East Food Forum, a meeting place for UAE foodservice business owners and operators will host the Restaurant Leaders Business Series Workshop on 2 November in Dubai Knowledge Village. An invitation-only learning and networking event, the Restaurant Leaders Business Series Workshop will allow foodservice business owners to meet with industry experts, address concerns and

Award-winning chef joins Alila Jabal Akhdar

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Oct 2016

Alila Jabal Akhdar has appointed executive chef Alex Ensor to oversee the luxury Oman retreat’s two F&B outlets, Juniper restaurant and Rose Lounge. With over 20 years’ experience in Australia, New Zealand and Jakarta, Ensor has worked at award winning restaurants including Sydney’s Level 41, Guillaume at Bennelong in Sydney Opera House, and Buddha Bar,

Lebanese restaurant Al Falamanki launches village store in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Oct 2016

Lebanese restaurant Al Falamanki, which opened its doors in Dubai’s Jumeirah earlier this year, has launched a store offering traditional Lebanese products. The store, “Dekkanet Al Falamanki” offers traditional village products such as spices, olive oil, jam, pickles and organic herbs, in addition to kitchenware crafted by Lebanese designers. The products available are branded with

Tetra Pak opens Customer Innovation Centre for Middle East & Africa

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Oct 2016

Global packaging and processing solutions company Tetra Pak has opened the first Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in the Middle East & Africa region. The centre will help food producers identify new growth opportunities through a collaborative innovation journey – from idea generation, to product design and market launch. The centre provides experimentation with food and

South African restaurant transported to Dubai’s City Walk

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Oct 2016

South African restaurant concept Walnut Grove has opened at City Walk Dubai. According to a press statement, the restaurant offers “an authentic, boutique dining experience” with “vivid, inventive cuisine, welcoming staff and family-based core values”. The menu offers Cannonut (a cannoli and donut hybrid), rainbow cake, burgers, homemade pasta, salads, and a signature coffee blend.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi hosts interactive chocolate event

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Oct 2016

Masters of Food & Wine at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas returns this month in partnership with French chocolatier, Weiss. Offering guests an insight into the world of chocolate, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi chefs will create a chocolate-inspired sweet and savoury menu paired with beverages, and Weiss chocolate products will be on offer.

Alghanim Industries expands Wendy’s to Kuwait

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Oct 2016

Alghanim Industries and The Wendy’s Company have announced the first Wendy’s restaurant in Kuwait. The restaurant will open by mid-December on Blajat Street in Salmiya, with seating for 68 inside, and for 60 outside. Open daily from 7am – 3am, it will offer a drive-through and delivery service. The Kuwait location comes as part of

Marasi Business Bay Promenade to open in November

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Oct 2016

Real estate master developer and asset manager, Dubai Properties (DP) has announced that the AED 1 billion Marasi Business Bay Promenade is scheduled to open in November 2016. The longest promenade in the UAE, spanning 12 kilometres, Marasi Business Bay Promenade will feature entertainment, leisure and retail options. It forms part of Marasi Business Bay,

Talent: Eka Mochamad, Bateaux Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Oct 2016

Chef Eka Mochamad, chef de cuisine, Bateaux Dubai, who was a runner up in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 regional challenge this year reveals his career ambitions How did it feel to be named as a runner up in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef regional finals? I was really happy with the overall experience and

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