Dubai food

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

Burj Al Arab opens cocktail bar on top floor

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2016

New cocktail bar Gold on 27 is set to open on 8 April on the highest floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The venue offers views over Dubai’s skyline with art deco design, textured gold coloured walls and resident DJ Darko De Jan entertaining guests with deep house. The concept of the venue is to

Organic fruit and veg supplier Ripe launches chefs club

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2016

UAE-based provider of local organic fruit and vegetables, Ripe, has launched the Ripe Chefs Club, a one-stop spot to provide professional chefs with local, organic produce for personal use, while connecting them with the Ripe foodie community. Chefs in the Ripe Chefs Club benefit from a number of perks, including a 10% discount on Ripe

Region’s top F&B suppliers support Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Mar 2016

Several of the region’s F&B suppliers have confirmed their support of the upcoming Leaders in Hospitality Awards, organised by BNC Publishing. The event, to take place on 19 April at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai, will celebrate the leading individuals and concepts in the Middle East’s hospitality industry across a diverse range of categories.

Dwayne Krisko joins Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre as executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2016

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre has appointed US national Dwayne Thomas Krisko as executive chef. Krisko trained at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, a partner of the Cordon Bleu Schools in Pittsburgh, USA. Krisko commented: “Dubai has certainly positioned itself on the map in terms of world-class food, the competition is strong, and this

GRIF welcomes new development chapter

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2016

The third annual Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) brought together investors, owners, franchisors, and senior hospitality professionals from across the globe from 14 to 16 March at The Address Dubai Mall. The three-day event included conferences, roundtable and panel discussions, culinary receptions and other knowledge-sharing platforms together with several senior-level networking opportunities and the inaugural

Horeca 2016 to shine spotlight on franchise opportunities

by Dina Maaty | 28 Mar 2016

This year’s HORECA exhibition, to take place from 5- 8 April at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), is expected to serve as a platform for Lebanese entrepreneurs looking to explore franchising opportunities in the Dubai market. Charles Arbid, president of the Lebanese Franchise Association said: “Dubai is a positive façade for Lebanese franchises,

Foodie festival takes place in Ras Al Khaimah

by Dina Maaty | 27 Mar 2016

Partners of the monthly Al Hamra Market were invited to create exclusive dishes during a special food festival-inspired two-day event on 24 and 25 March. The event saw the market’s Gourmet Corner transformed into a destination for foodies with vendors offering their new creations. Al Hamra Real Estate Development general manager Benoy Kurien said: “The Al

Luna Sky Bar opens at Four Seasons DIFC

by Dina Maaty | 27 Mar 2016

The new Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has opened rooftop lounge, Luna Sky Bar. The cocktail bar is situated on the eighth floor of the new hotel and has been designed by New York-based Adam Tihany. With black and gold colours, the interiors evoke the symbolism of the falcon, a Middle Eastern

Craft Café launches in Dubai Design District

by Dina Maaty | 27 Mar 2016

Craft Café, the first concept by new Dubai F&B consultancy 3 Hospitality, launches this month in Dubai Design District (d3) offering “hearty, healthy, soulful food” in a stylish space. The venue has been designed by 3 Hospitality co-founders Domenico Lannone and Roberto Segura. Lannone was previously deputy GM at Zuma Restaurants, while Segura was executive

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