Hilton JBR and Canada Beef team up for Gulfood prequel

by Dina Maaty | 07 Feb 2016

As a prequel to Gulfood, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort is teaming up with Canada Beef and Air Canada to showcase the best of Canada. Gulfood is the world’s largest food and hospitality trade event and will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 21 – 25 February. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort’s hotel manager,

New Dubai nightspot Play hires Jean Marc Petrus as GM

by Dina Maaty | 07 Feb 2016

The recently opened Play Restaurant and Lounge at H Hotel has appointed Jean Marc Petrus as general manager. The restaurant, which offers a blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine dubbed ‘Mediterrasian’ is a concept by Treenergy Management and Absolute F&B Management. Petrus began his hospitality career in South Africa, where he worked with Hyatt Hotels

Two new chefs and Levant menu at Hilton DoubleTree’s Al Maeda

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Feb 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach has recruited two new chefs to its signature Al Maeda restaurant and has launched a new Levant-inspired menu. Oriental sous chef, Lawrence Alnajjad began his career in Damascus and has added to the menu his interpretation of the Shish Barak, a traditional Syrian dish made with dough, yogurt

Dubai Food Festival Hidden Gems campaign celebrates local eateries

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Feb 2016

The Dubai Food Festival has launched a new campaign to discover the hidden eateries of the emirate that locals would only know about. The Dubai ‘Hidden Gems’ campaign, now live, is encouraging GCC and UAE residents and visitors to nominate their favourite unsung heroes of the Dubai food scene at www.dubaihiddengems.com. GCC and UAE residents

The Black Lion brings Freakshakes to Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Feb 2016

On 12 February, The Black Lion, Dubai at The H Hotel will introduce ‘Freakshakes’ – a dessert drink trend that went viral on social media in the last quarter of 2015. Freakshakes are dessert drinks served in a mason jar, which overflow with sweet ingredients, including cream, chocolate and caramel sauce. The trend for freakshakes

Starbucks launches evening menu

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Feb 2016

Starbucks coffee house has introduced an evening menu with savoury and sweet snacks. Cardamom infused halloumi bites; chicken, herb roasted red peppers and mushroom flatbread; sundried tomato and kalamata olive flatbread; and truffle mac & cheese, are some of the menu items. Starbucks Coffee MENA regional communications and CSR manager, Rana Shaheen said: “Our objective

World’s best chef found dead

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Chef Benoit Violier, who ran the world’s top-ranked eatery, Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Switzerland, has been found dead at his home, BBC News reported. The 44-year-old’s restaurant near the city of Lausanne, earned three Michelin stars. It was named the finest restaurant in the world in December by France’s La Liste – a restaurant

‘Tastes of the USA’ demonstrations to take place at Gulfood

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Three major USA trade bodies are teaming up to create a ‘Tastes of the USA’ culinary demonstration at Gulfood 2016’s International Salon Culinaire, an annual Emirates Culinary Guild showcase of the region’s culinary expertise. The trade bodies partnering on the demonstration are the USA’s Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), the Meat Export Federation, and

Hilton Al Ain reopens Flavours restaurant

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Hilton Al Ain has reopened all-day dining restaurant Flavours following a renovation to enhance its Arabic interiors and menu. At the official opening ceremony, Hilton Al Ain general manager Jacques Claudel said: “Our aim is to offer the finest dining experience so everything has been carefully selected, from the décor, lighting and music to the

Gulfood Sponsor Spotlight: Dubai Science Park

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, executive director, Dubai Science Park tells Catering News Middle East why the growth in specialist foods is driving demand for bespoke business facilities. What are the core services of Dubai Science Park? Dubai Science Park is home to over 280 business partners throughout the science sector. We are focused on achieving our

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