Bench Brunch returns at Emaar’s Rove Hotels

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jul 2016

Following the closure of The Pavilion Downtown Dubai café last month, The Bench brunch is back as Emaar Hospitality Group’s new lifestyle hotel Rove Downtown Dubai reveals that its neighbourhood eatery, The Daily, will become the brunch’s  new home. The Bench has been a firm favourite with the weekend brunch crowd since it was launched

Dubai’s Gulfood and The Hotel Show form food & hospitality mega-event

by Dina Maaty | 27 Jun 2016

Dubai World Trade Centre’s Gulfood and DMG’s Hotel Show have entered into an alliance to jointly create the Middle East and Africa’s largest hospitality and food service event, Catering News has learned. Taking place from 18 – 20 September 2017 in Dubai, with the working title ‘Dubai International Hospitality Week’, the event is expected to

Product News: 4 Corners

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2016

Souad Jallad, marketing manager, 4 Corners reveals the company’s new partnership with Ronnefeldt Tea Company Please describe your latest partnership? We have recently partnered with Ronnefeldt, one of Europe’s oldest tea companies and exclusive supplier to top-class hotels, restaurants and catering business. Ronnefeldt tea range includes LeafCup®, Tea-Caddy® and Teavelope® as well as the finest

World’s Best Restaurant owner in talks for Dubai venue

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2016

Massimo Bottura, owner of Osteria Francescana, the Italian restaurant which earlier this month was named number one in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is in discussions for a Dubai restaurant. The three-Michelin starred chef told Catering News Middle East that he is considering opening a contemporary, casual Italian trattoria called Osteria Franceschetta in several

Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market opens its doors

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2016

The 10-day Ramadan Night Market opened on 23 June and will feature more than 300 exhibitors, with 100,000 visitors expected. A selection of international cuisine, family entertainment, exclusive deals and discounts, and prize giving opportunities are on offer. Operating until 2 July at Za’abeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, the Night Market will be

Spill the beans: Vivek Kashiwale, Mint Leaf of London

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2016

Chef Vivek Kashiwale reveals why he decided to introduce a new healthy options menu at Mint Leaf of London, DIFC Why have you launched a new healthy options menu? Since opening in late 2014, we have noticed a steady change in how people eat. Our patrons are more health conscious now and are demanding more

Treehouse Dubai to remain open this summer under air-conditioned tent

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jun 2016

Treehouse Dubai, an alfresco Mediterranean restaurant at Taj Hotel in Business Bay will remain open during the hot summer months, with a transparent air conditioned glass tent covering the venue. Business will continue as usual from June to September, with shisha on offer and suhoor served from 9.30pm – 2am. After Ramadan, the lounge will

NYC Caribbean-style restaurant Miss Lily’s to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jun 2016

Miss Lily’s, a New-York born Caribbean concept will open its first international outlet in Dubai this Eid. Located at Sheraton Grand on Sheikh Zayed Road, the beach shack inspired Jamaican diner will feature classic island cooking, vibrant design and old-school ska and reggae music. The space will be split into a 40-seat restaurant, and a

The Full Measure: Vesna

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jun 2016

Open just over six months, Vesna is tapping into a gap in the Dubai market for high-end Slavic cuisine Despite a strong tourist and expat population from eastern European countries, Slavic cuisine still hasn’t made its mark on the Dubai restaurant scene. Until recently, the only outlets serving Slavic fare were relatively low-end, unlicensed venues.

Two Dubai venues make World’s Best Restaurants list

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jun 2016

Zuma Dubai has been ranked highest in the MENA on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 ranking. The Japanese restaurant, which celebrates its fifth consecutive year on the list, has been placed at joint number 89 in the world along with new entrant, Benu in San Francisco. Zuma global managing director, Ajaz Sheikh said: “It

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