Seventh Gulfood Awards celebrates innovation in F&B

by Dina Maaty | 22 Feb 2016

Twenty-one of the world’s food, beverage and hospitality industry innovators from three continents picked up awards at the seventh edition of Gulfood Awards, which took place at Conrad Dubai on Sunday 21 February. More than 1,000 industry decision-makers, celebrity chefs, exhibitors, customers, media and national groups attended the ceremony, which saw 18 accolades judged and

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

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

Rove Hotels to cash in on new property next to Dubai Parks and Resorts

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Feb 2016

Rove Hotels has announced plans to open Rove At The Park, a 458-key property, situated adjacent to Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s upcoming largest integrated theme park.  Developed as a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas, Rove Hotels is set to operate 10 hotels with over 2,660 keys in the region to support

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