Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah Resort Appoints Eight New Chefs

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2018

Madinat Jumeirah, comprising of four hotels, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Al Naseem, has announced the appointment of seven new chefs who will be directed by new resort executive chef, Hans Lentz.   Before joining Madinat Jumeirah, chef Hans held the role of executive chef at the Hilton

The Noodle House undergoes brand relaunch

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Aug 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s pan-Asian restaurant The Noodle House is undergoing its biggest brand relaunch since debuting in 2002. The rebrand is starting with a refreshed dining experience and menu at its flagship outlet in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which reopens on 13 August. Emma Banks, general manager of Jumeirah Restaurant Group, said: “Of all the brands

Dubai’s Trattoria Toscana makes two key appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

Trattoria Toscana at Madinat Jumeirah has made key management appointments with a new head chef and GM. Having worked in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East since 2009, Italian-born Antonio Lacovelli joins Trattoria Toscana as head chef, while Giuseppe Di Martino has been appointed as the new general manager. Emma Banks, general

Francesco Di Noia joins Segreto as head chef

by Crystal Chesters | 09 May 2017

Segreto at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai has appointed executive head chef Francesco Di Noia. Following 10 years building his career across four-star properties in Italy, Chef Fransesco spent a year at the Emporio Armani Café, Paris before working for eight years in London. Here, he headed up the kitchens of various restaurants, including Allegro Restaurant, St

Catalysts of change discussed at AHIC

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Apr 2017

While artificial intelligence and robots are going to be a big part of Hilton’s future, the company will always retain a “people serving people” ethos, said president and CEO Chris Nassetta. Nassetta made the comments during a keynote address at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) on Wednesday 26 April. “Our team members differentiate Hilton by delivering

Italian chef takes helm of Dubai’s Pierchic

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Paolo Bellamio, previous head chef at Trattoria has taken on the role of executive chef at Pierchic. Both restaurants are located at Madinat Jumeirah. Bellamio, from Italy, moved to Dubai in 2010 and has worked at Café Florian; on board the Costa Crociere cruise liner, where he catered for 2,700 passengers; and at Rosso at

Cover story: Going Off-Piste

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Feb 2017

From Bistro Des Arts founders Jonathan Vercoutere and Julien Pilard comes Publique, Dubai’s first après-ski gathering hub  Jonathan Vercoutere and Julien Pilard are opposites in every way, and not just in terms of appearance. While Jonathan comes from Lille on France’s border with Belgium, Julien is from Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera.

New York’s Black Tap launches in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Feb 2017

Dubai’s Sunset Group has opened New York burger restaurant brand, Black Tap, at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. Chef Isidori, the creator of Black Tap, commented: “Black Tap is known for quality, fun and innovation. Everything we do is meticulously thought through and done with love, from the sourcing of ingredients to the

New Places: Folly by Nick & Scott

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Feb 2017

Restaurateurs Nick Alvis, Scott Price and Viktorija Paplauskiene, in partnership with Gates Hospitality, this month open the doors of Folly by Nick & Scott at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Please describe the concept of the venue in your words? Comprised of an indoor dining area and open, interactive kitchen, as well as stunning outdoor bars and

Bistro Des Arts founders launch new restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jan 2017

Bistro Des Arts founders Jonathan Vercoutere and Julien Pilard, are preparing to launch their second restaurant in Dubai, Publique.  Located at Madinat Jumeirah, the après-ski-inspired venue features retro ski lifts, a gondola lift from Austria, which doubles as the DJ booth, and menu items from the French Alps. Vercoutere and Pilard hope Publique will offer

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