Re-branded Carlton Palace Hotel revitalises F&B offer

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Following the re-branding of Carlton Palace Hotel, the new executive chef Euprocino Santok is rolling out a series of promotions and theme nights in February to revitalise the hotel’s F&B offer. Starting from 18 February, Al Shindagah restaurant will be hosting two themed nights; Mediterranean Night on Thursdays and Chinese Night on Fridays. Both nights

Deadline approaches for The Innovation Hub in Association with British Airways and Avios

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Small business owners in the F&B industry are being invited to enter The Innovation Hub in Association with British Airways and Avios, a competition to be held during the Gulfood Conference 2016. F&B business owners have until February 15 to enter the competition with five shortlisted businesses invited to pitch during The F&B Business Forum,

Meraas to launch Dubai-inspired café brand

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Meraas will open new café, The Brass at City Walk early this year. The homegrown concept has been developed to reflect the region’s growing coffee culture, with roasts inspired by and named after Dubai neighborhoods. The City Walk location will be the first outlet for the concept, with plans for expansion throughout Dubai over the

O’learys Fujairah offers go-kart promotions

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Sports themed diner O’Learys, which opened in Fujairah Mall in January with 163 covers is targeting families with special offers for those who have purchased go-karting tickets at Kart & Shoot, an indoor karting and laser tag arena linked to the outlet. The go-kart track is suitable for children aged nine and over and prices start

Dubai Food Festival’s Dine with the Stars line-up unveiled

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

Dubai Food Festival has unveiled the programme for the ‘Dine with the Stars’ gala dinner event and masterclasses with international and local chefs. The masterclass series and gala dinner will offer food enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel of ‘My Kitchen Rules’, and well-known F&B

La Petite Maison to display famous art and photography

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

La Petite Maison Dubai in collaboration with Opera Gallery will become a museum of dining starting in celebration of Art Week. From 13 – 20 March, the French restaurant will display the works of well-known artists and photographers. “You can only fully understand a work of art when you’ve eaten next to it, danced next

Australia’s The Coffee Club launches fifth UAE branch

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2016

Australian café chain The Coffee Club launched its fifth branch in the UAE and third in Dubai at the Golden Mile Mall on the Palm Jumeirah. A 24 carat cappuccino, which will not be a permanent feature on the menu, was offered to guests to celebrate the occasion. The Coffee Club menu will include all-day

Orange Leaf to open 25 Middle Eastern outlets

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2016

US frozen yogurt concept Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has launched in the UAE in partnership with UAE-headquartered retail company, Two Spoons. With two locations already up-and-running at Magic Planet family entertainment outlets in Mall of the Emirates and Mirdiff City Center, a further two outlets are set to open this quarter. Carl Ghossoub, managing director

DIFC nightspot Indie to open this week

by Dina Maaty | 08 Feb 2016

New nightspot Indie, a concept by AddMind, is set to open on Thursday this week in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The kitchen and lounge is a standalone speakeasy, which sets out to offer an alternative experience to neighbouring venues. AddMind CEO Tony Habre said: “We don’t like to put people and nightlife in neat

Grand Hyatt Dubai’s all-day dining reopens with four micro-concepts

by Dina Maaty | 08 Feb 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai’s all-day dining restaurant The Market Café will re-open in March as The Collective, a 240-seat outlet comprising four ‘micro-concepts’. The four concepts are split into areas called: Levant Emporium, Grill Bar, Bakery and Bombay Café. Each concept area will have live food stations and an a la carte menu, with seasonal produce

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