Dubai food

Buns & Cows at Barasti Beach

by Dina Maaty | 24 Mar 2016

Jay Williams, complex executive chef, The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina offers the low down on Barasti’s new late night gourmet burger truck, Buns & Cows. What’s unique about Buns & Cows? Buns & cows is made from a converted shipping container, and we’re open until 4am on weekends.

Fatafeat set to welcome four chefs to Qatar International Food Festival

by Dina Maaty | 24 Mar 2016

Four chefs from the popular Arabic food channel Fatafeat will return to Qatar Airways’ Cooking Theatre to entertain visitors and showcase some of the world’s best Arabic cuisine at the seventh edition of the Qatar International Food Festival 2016.  This year’s QIFF, co-organised by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, Fatafeat will expand its event

The Big Cheese: Manu Feildel

by Dina Maaty | 22 Mar 2016

French chef Manu Feildel, best known for his participation in Australia’s cookery programme ‘My Kitchen Rules’ (MKR) took time out to chat with Catering News during his visit to Dubai Food Festival This is your first time in Dubai. What do you think of it so far? So far so good, I’m really enjoying it

Eat Greek to open at Dubai Mall

by Dina Maaty | 21 Mar 2016

Authentic Greek food will soon be available at The Dubai Mall with the highly anticipated launch of Eat Greek Kouzina’s third branch. The third branch of Greek restaurant, Eat Greek Kouzina opened on 20 March on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall. The brand already has locations at The Beach on JBR and in

Stomping Grounds

by Dina Maaty | 20 Mar 2016

Ryan Godinho, the UAE’s only certified trainer accredited by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the founder/ roastmaster of Stomping Grounds in Dubai’s Jumeirah, explains that his brand new venue is not just a café, but a hub for coffee education What’s the concept of Stomping Grounds? Aside from serving Dubai’s own Specialty

Freshness from Europe project targets UAE chefs

by Dina Maaty | 20 Mar 2016

The European Union (EU), the Italian government and CSO (Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli) have joined forces to launch a three-year, €3 million (AED12.236 million) marketing campaign to promote European fruit and vegetables to the F&B industry in the UAE. The campaign will also target retail and consumer market in the country, as well as in the

West 14th Steakhouse launches brunch offer

by Dina Maaty | 19 Mar 2016

West 14th Steakhouse on Palm Jumeirah has launched its new weekend brunch with a selection of US-sourced prime cuts and seafood and complimentary Kids’ Club access for children aged 3 – 12. The brunch will run from 1- 4pm every Friday, with two packages to choose from: AED 260, including a welcome drink and soft

Dubai-inspired café, The Brass opens on City Walk

by Dina Maaty | 18 Mar 2016

The Brass Coffee & Community, a homegrown Dubai brand developed by Meraas Holding, has opened on City Walk. Serving coffee from around the world including countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen and the Malabar Coast of India, The Brass’ blends are named after Dubai neighborhoods. ‘The Diera’ blend is made using Ethiopian coffee, and is

Out to Lunch: Tomas Reger – Intersect by Lexus

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

Local, organic produce, and simple ingredient combinations with a playful twist are the secret behind Tomas Reger’s light yet filling dishes Launching a new concept next door to the likes of Dubai institutions Zuma and Le Petite Maison, is no mean feat, even for Czech chef Tomas Reger, who owns his own food consultancy and

UK government introduces sugar tax

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

UK Treasury chief George Osborne has unveiled a new tax on sugary drinks, to be implemented in 2018. Osborne stated that the health implications of sugary drinks costs the UK economy £27 billion ($38 billion) a year, which is more than half the entire National Health Service (NHS) paybill. “One of the biggest contributors to

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