French food

UAE imports over US$450 million worth of French produce in 2018

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 14 Dec 2018

  With imports totaling US$ 452,280,000, the UAE is one of the largest importers of French produce to the Middle East, as revealed by the French trade agency. UAE residents have been invited to re-discover the diversity, quality and taste of some of France’s most famous brands in a month long partnership with Carrefour. Aptly

Putting France first

by Dina Maaty | 27 Feb 2017

Business France, the national agency supporting the French economy, is showcasing around 70 companies at Gulfood 2017. Business France director in the Middle East, Marc Cagnard, said: “France is recognised for its technical expertise and high quality products, especially in the food sector, and the Middle East is an important market for us, with the

Delifrance launches new Dubai outlets

by Dina Maaty | 05 Feb 2017

French bakery-café-restaurant chain, Delifrance,  has opened venues in Dubai Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai. The outlets serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with  baked breads, pastries and hot and cold dishes on offer. Delifrance’s breakfast menu includes dishes such as ‘Tartufon’ and ‘Omelette Nature’ with parmesan cheese, sautéed mushroom and Scottish smoked salmon. The lunch menu offers Parisian-inspired

Chez Charles reveals details of first restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Jan 2017

Premium catering company, Chez Charles has revealed more details of its first restaurant, which is set to open in Dubai Design District (D3) in the first quarter of 2017. The contemporary brasserie will serve wholesome French cuisine with a diverse menu offering light dishes and rich and indulgent French favourites paired with a selection of grape and cocktails.

Apéritif à la Française a hit with Dubai residents

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

French foodie festival Apéritif à la Française attracted more than than 4,000 visitors on 19 November to enjoy French culture and gastronomic exports. Taking place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina amphitheatre and gardens, the event featured live food stations offering cheese platters, oysters, cold cuts and a BBQ paired with a selection

Middle East French dairy exports top US$400m

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Middle East is one of the largest importers of French dairy products, according to the latest research from the country’s official cheese board, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). Of the US$8 billion of French dairy produce exported around the world, over US$400 million is sold to the Middle East. The research puts the

French food festival returns to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Oct 2016

Apéritif à la française returns to Dubai on 19 November, offering Dubai residents a taste of France. Taking place from 12pm – 10pm at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Amphitheatre and Gardens, the event will feature a range of French food and beverage products, cooking stations, live entertainment, French boules and a series of fun

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

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