Frioul launches Mediterranean Friday brunch

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Dubai-based French-inspired outlet, Frioul at Souk Madinat Jumeirah has introduced a new Friday brunch, starting Friday 19 February. Options reflect the restaurant’s Southern French menu, which is inspired by the Frioul islands, off the coast of Marseille. The menu was created by head chef Stephane Cocu, who joined Frioul last May having previously held the

First Ajman Food Festival under way

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Feb 2016

The Ajman Department of Economic Development (ADED) launched the first Ajman Food Festival under the banner “Enjoy the Tastes of Ajman”. The festival, which runs from 4pm – 12pm from 11 – 20 February, aims to create promotional opportunities for food and beverage activities in the emirate of Ajman, and to give attention to and

Bussola introduces Society evening

by Dina Maaty | 16 Feb 2016

Italian restaurant Bussola at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina has launched Society, a new weekly promotional evening. At Society, guests can enjoy free-flowing prosecco and Italian fine wines, along with a selection of Italian food for AED 275. The promotion follows an extensive four-month long refurbishment of the venue’s inside and outside

Time Hotels prepares rooftop garden for summer months

by Dina Maaty | 15 Feb 2016

As summer approaches, the Time Hotels’ Time Oak Hotel & Suites team is installing sunshades at its urban rooftop garden to allow the soil to rest and prepare the seedling house for the next season. The hotel launched the UAE’s first urban rooftop garden in January to produce its own natural and fairly priced fruit,

Egypt to promote thriving F&B exports at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its global export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products, with a major promotion scheduled for next week’s Gulfood in Dubai. Around 167 Egyptian companies will participate in the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest hospitality and F&B trade show, which runs from February 21-25

Doha’s New York Steakhouse welcomes Californian guest chef

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Chef Andy Arndt from Marriott Newport Beach Hotel, California will visit New York Steakhouse in Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel from 15 – 22 February. During his time in Qatar, Chef Andy will act as guest head chef, and will host two events. On 17 February from 7.30pm, he will create a four course

London’s Burger & Lobster opens in Dubai this week

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

London-based brand Burger & Lobster will open its first Dubai outlet this Wednesday 17 February in the Burj Daman Building, DIFC. The concept is a new take on surf and turf, with a simplified menu offering just three items: 10oz burgers, whole lobsters or lobster rolls, served with chips & salad. The burgers are made

B+F Open Flame Kitchen reopens in Kuwait’s 360 Mall

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

B+F Open Flame Kitchen (OFK) has reopened at Kuwait’s 360 Mall, which is owned by Tamdeen Shopping Centers. Located in 360 Mall’s The Gardens, which features greenery and water features with Japanese Koi fish, the upscale Kuwaiti brand focuses on high-end, international cuisine. 360 Mall marketing manager, Claudia Lopusinska said: “This vibrant restaurant concept is

Carluccio’s opens Secret Garden

by Dina Maaty | 13 Feb 2016

Carluccio’s JBR has launched the ‘Secret Garden’, an alfresco dining area. Situated behind the beachfront, the garden features flowers, water features, olive trees and fairy lights, with furniture comprising sofas and wicker and glass-topped tables. To complement the new Secret Garden, Carluccio’s has launched a light salad menu. Available until the end of February, it

Atelier M appoints ex-La Serre chef

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2016

Restaurant, bar and lounge concept Atelier M at Dubai Marina, has appointed Maurizio Bosetti as new executive chef. Italian Chef Maurizio has previously worked as head chef at Emaar’s La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai, and La Petite Maison London Mayfair. CEO and founder of Atelier M, Mohammad Islam said: “Chef Maurizio, with

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