Dubai restaurants

Two new appointments at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Feb 2017

Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers has welcomed two new members to its executive team. Executive housekeeper Ruby Pande and executive chef Levent Karahan are the latest additions to the Dubai based hotel. Pande has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry managing a housekeeping department at luxury hotels in several destinations across

19 Valentine’s restaurant offers in the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2017

La Tablita, Dubai Package: A special five-course set menu will be presented with beverages as per consumption, while a mariachi band, interactive games and roses for the ladies promise a fun, quirky and playful evening. Valid: 14 February Price: AED180 per person Contact: +971 4 4551619 Matto, Dubai Package: Matto’s four-course Valentine’s Day Menu: start

Cooking La Vida Loca

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Feb 2017

In this month’s Talent section we speak to James Knight-Pacheco, who has been appointed as executive head chef with Vida Downtown Dubai. In his new role he is responsible for all culinary matters at the hotel from the Vida food trucks to the brunch menus as well as the F&B locations at the hotel including

Jones the Grocer concludes legal action with previous shareholders

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Jan 2017

Jones the Grocer has concluded legal actions involving the previous shareholders of the company and L Capital Asia, with terms of the settlement undisclosed. The company is now poised to move forward with a new strategic expansion globally, including “imminent opening plans” in the UAE. It will also expand through franchise partners in Singapore, Cambodia,

Feature: Coming clean

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Jan 2017

With controversy surrounding the clean eating craze, Catering News explore the benefits, pitfalls and the future of the trend. The clean eating trend has been steadily moving into the global mainstream over the past years, with governments increasingly calling into question the safety of packaged food items and putting pressure on food manufacturers to reduce

Carluccio’s offers limited-edition seafood menu

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Jan 2017

Known for its pizzzas, pastas and panettone desserts, Carluccio’s this season is running a limited-edition seafood menu until 31 March.   The ‘Seafood Sensation’ menu, which offers five new seafood items, is available at all Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha outlets. The menu comprises baked seabream, steamed mussels, wrapped scallops, grilled sea trout and whole

Melbourne seafood restaurant The Atlantic opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Jan 2017

Solutions Leisure Group, in association with Atlantic Group has opened The Atlantic Dubai in Souk Al Bahar in the space previously occupied by Mango Tree. With views over The Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa, the outlet is a franchise of the Australian seafood restaurant of the same name. Yorkshire-born celebrity chef Donovan Cooke is at

Folly by Nick & Scott to open in February

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Jan 2017

Restaurateurs Nick Alvis, Scott Price and Viktorija Paplauskiene are preparing to open Folly by Nick & Scott at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah this February, in partnership with Gates Hospitality. Located in the space previously occupied by Rivington Grill, the restaurant has views over Madinat Jumeirah’s waterways, Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. Naim Maadad, CEO,

Gazebo Group launches five new restaurants

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Jan 2017

Indian restaurant operator, Gazebo Group, has opened five new outlets across the UAE, with one in Ajman, two in Abu Dhabi and two in Dubai. The Gazebo brand specialises in Dum Pukht cuisine, made using live coal placed under cauldrons to create the right amount of heat. Irfan Gaya, managing director, Gazebo commented: “As passionate

Meliá Hotels International reveals 2017 MEA pipeline

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Dec 2016

Meliá Hotels International (MHI) has revealed its upcoming pipeline for the next 12 months, including  18 scheduled openings plus MHI’s first state-of-the-art sustainable hotel, Meliá Serengeti Lodge. Founded in 1956, MHI has grown from one hotel in Mallorca to an international company boasting more than 375 properties in 42 countries worldwide. Meliá Cartagena de Indias,

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