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Hospitality Qatar highlights importance of tourism to 2030 plan

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Oct 2016

Horeca trade show, Hospitality Qatar 2016, took place at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) from 18-20 October. Organised by IFP Qatar and licensed by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the event provided a platform for local, regional and international horeca suppliers to meet with hospitality professionals from the region. Commenting on the success of

UAE’s Gulf Bagel sets sights on GCC expansion

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Oct 2016

Gulf Bagel Factory, a UAE-based producer of breads and baked goods is looking to expand its services across the GCC. In addition to growing its presence in the UAE, Gulf Bagel has begun operating in Kuwait and Bahrain, with Saudi Arabia the next market on the radar. In addition to geographical expansion, Gulf Bagel continues

New York food truck opens at Dubai’s Last Exit

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Oct 2016

Clinton Street Baking Co. has opened at Last Exit, off Exit 11 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The red food truck serves a menu of American classics, such as pancakes, fried chicken waffles, BBQ short rib sandwiches, and milkshakes. Healthier options include the veggie sandwich, kale and quinoa salad and the grilled chicken sandwich. The

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.









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