West 14th Steakhouse launches brunch offer

by Dina Maaty | 19 Mar 2016

West 14th Steakhouse on Palm Jumeirah has launched its new weekend brunch with a selection of US-sourced prime cuts and seafood and complimentary Kids’ Club access for children aged 3 – 12. The brunch will run from 1- 4pm every Friday, with two packages to choose from: AED 260, including a welcome drink and soft

UK government introduces sugar tax

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

UK Treasury chief George Osborne has unveiled a new tax on sugary drinks, to be implemented in 2018. Osborne stated that the health implications of sugary drinks costs the UK economy £27 billion ($38 billion) a year, which is more than half the entire National Health Service (NHS) paybill. “One of the biggest contributors to

Six Senses Zighy Bay welcomes Michelin-starred Greg Malouf

by Dina Maaty | 17 Mar 2016

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman will welcome Michelin-starred guest chef Greg Malouf to its signature mountaintop fine-dining restaurant, Sense on the Edge. Malouf will work alongside chef de cuisine Ron McKinlay to create a special menu for guests from April 5 – April 9. An Australian native of Lebanese parents, Malouf is known for his contemporary twist

Falcon Kitchen to host gelato masterclass

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Kitchen solutions provider, Falcon Kitchen is hosting the grand opening of its new division and showroom, GELATOTEK by Falcon Kitchen, which will showcase the company’s gelato solutions. The event will take place over two days at Falcon Kitchen’s Umm Ramool office in Dubai, with an open day at 11am on 20 March and a gelato

Canadian rock and roll concept Weslodge opens in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2016

Canadian saloon-inspired concept, Weslodge Saloon has opened at the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay. Icon Legacy Hospitality and INK Entertainment, both from Canada, joined forces with Icon Arabia and Daman Investments to bring Weslodge to Dubai. The brand, which defines itself as ‘rock and roll chic’ features North American cuisine and hip hop and

Rupprecht Queitsch confirms participation as a judge at this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Mar 2016

Hospitality veteran, Rupprecht Queitsch boasts more than 40 years of hospitality experience, covering three continents, spanning several GM roles alongside overseeing the successful launch of the world’s largest hotel – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai in 2012. Having now branched off to set up the International Hospitality Consulting Group (INHOCO), here Queitsch, CEO and Founder of INHOCO

Bricks Sports Lounge opens at Ibis Styles Dragon Mart

by Dina Maaty | 14 Mar 2016

Bricks Sports Lounge has opened at Ibis Styles Dragon Mart, marking the only licensed venue within a 15km radius. Two wide-screen televisions show sport from around the world and bar bites are available such as spiced potato wedges, spring rolls and BBQ chicken wings. Main meals include Caesar salad, homemade burgers and traditional English-style fish

Playing to the crowd

by Dina Maaty | 13 Mar 2016

Following six years at Zuma, much-talked-about Dubai chef Reif Othman knows what the people want. Having just opened the successful Play Restaurant & Lounge, Othman is on a creative roll as he prepares to introduce a slew of new concepts to the emirate over the next year, the first of which will open next month.

Nathan Outlaw to reopen Burj Al Arab’s Al-Mahara restaurant

by Dina Maaty | 13 Mar 2016

A new-look Al Mahara is set to open at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in September 2016, under the culinary patronage of multi award-winning chef Nathan Outlaw.  The chef will bring his style of simple seafood cooking to the property, combining it with complex flavour blends using local, seasonal and responsibly sourced ingredients. Explaining why

Celebrity chefs premier pop-up concept at Taste of Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 11 Mar 2016

Celebrity chefs Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad will open the doors of their pop-up restaurant Giggle and Spice at this year’s Taste of Dubai. The restaurant will be open for three days only and the menu has been exclusively designed for the event, which returns to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 10 – 12

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