Raffles Dubai to take part in Dubai Food Festival

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Feb 2016

The Garden at Raffles, the new alfresco dining area at Raffles Dubai will take part in Dubai Food Festival 2016 on 4 and 5 March 2016. The Garden will showcase stalls with international, Arabic and Asian cuisine, serving dishes such as pulled BBQ rolls, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, grilled seafood and ice cream. There will

Gulfood opens in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Feb 2016

Today marks the opening of the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and hospitality trade show. Gulfood will take place from 21 – 25 February at at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The multi-channel event, which includes the third edition of Halal World Food – now the largest annual Halal food sourcing trade

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri offers free main courses to ladies

by Dina Maaty | 20 Feb 2016

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi has launched a ‘Ladies Dine Free’ offer, which is available until the end of May. Every dining couple will receive a complimentary main course when visiting any of the hotel’s five restaurants. These include French fine-dining restauarant Bord Eau, Shangri-La’s signature restaurant Shang Palace and Vietnamese restaurant

Associazione Formaggi Italiani to offer Italian cheese demos at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 19 Feb 2016

The Associazione Formaggi Italiani DOP e IGP (AFIDOP) will offer live interactive cooking demonstrations and educational seminars showcasing four of Italy’s premium Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses at Gulfood. This year, AFIDOP will highlight four Italian PDO cheeses: Grana Padano, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana and Pecorino Romano with background material on each, complemented

Dubai’s new @Blend café to specialise in health-boosting smoothies

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2016

Healthy café @blend (pronounced ‘at blend’) serving smoothies, salads and wraps has opened at Shoreline Beach Club 4, on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.   The concept has been co-founded by Malak AlHabib, Mohammed AlSadiq and Karam AlSadiq and head chef and outlet manager, Paul Parik created the menu, which include a range of smoothies and detox

Dukes Dubai takes over West 14th steakhouse and appoints new chef

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2016

The upcoming Dukes Dubai hotel on Palm Jumeirah has taken over the management of Palm Jumeirah’s Oceana Beach Club steakhouse, West 14th, and has appointed a new chef. Chef Clive Gilroy Pereira has come on board to overhaul the menu and reinvigorate the restaurant’s New York Meatpacking District references, and restaurant manager Peter Thomas will

Venetian brand Cipriani Dubai opens at DIFC

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2016

Venetian-founded restaurant brand, Cipriani, has opened its first venue in Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Cipriani has been brought to Dubai by the Bulldozer Group and is the brand’s second site in the Middle East, following Yas Island restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Cipriani founder, Giuseppe Cipriani commented: “It is with immense pleasure that

Spanish manufacturers ramp up Gulfood presence

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2016

A group of 28 Spanish manufacturers of equipment for the hotel and catering industries will increase their exhibition space at Gulfood this year by 36% compared to 2015. Coordinated by the Spanish Exporting Manufacturers Association for the Hospitality Industry (AFEHC) with the support of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, 2016 marks the group’s 12th year

New F&B and retail concept Tub of Butter to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Gates Hospitality will launch new F&B and retail outlet Tub of Butter on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai in the third quarter of this year. The concept will be a retail space combined with an eatery, where diners can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed environment. Naim Maadad, CEO of Gates Hospitality, the brainchild

Nikki Beach Dubai unveils F&B concepts and chefs

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is set to open this quarter with a number of new F&B outlets, including Satine Restaurant & Lounge, Café Nikki and Key West. Key West will feature a blend of Floridian and Caribbean cuisines with Latin flavor and a vibrant ambience. Meanwhile, Café Nikki Dubai will be an all-day

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