CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

The Artisan by Enotecha Pinchiorri to close for refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 25 May 2017

The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri in DIFC’s Burj Daman building is set to revamp its operations and interiors over the summer period. The award winning Italian restaurant has revealed plans to close over the summer in order to “amplify” its interiors, expand the outdoor terrace area and add new features to enhance the dining experience.

Royal Catering opens retail and dining concept

by Crystal Chesters | 14 May 2017

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Catering has introduced Delecto, a boutique retail and gourmet dining concept. The space features a showroom with eight themed culinary corners and an open kitchen. The retail area offers Royal Catering’s signature sweet and savoury creations, gifts and hampers. Dr. B.R.Shetty, chairman, Royal Catering said: “Royal Catering is renowned country-wide for producing

Chez Charles officially opens first restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Mar 2017

Chez Charles Restaurant has opened in Dubai Design District (d3), offering a contemporary take on the French fine dining experience. The menu combines influences of a Parisian brasserie and touches of Provence, using quality, seasonal ingredients. The main dining area has floor to ceiling windows and seats 80 guests, while the terrace features a private

Asia de Cuba to launch in Bahrain

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2017

Asia de Cuba will open its doors in Bahrain this February in Gallery 21. At the helm of the kitchen is Asia de Cuba’s Cuban-born executive chef, Luis Pous, who will fuse Asian techniques and ingredients with traditional Cuban food and culture. The venue will feature the North American brand’s  signature Chino-Latino dishes such as chicken chicharrones

Third Nolu’s to open in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 05 Feb 2017

Nolu’s, a restaurant which specialises in California-style cuisine, will take up residence in Al Seef Village Mall & Resort in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Initially established in 2014 with the opening of Al Seef Village Mall followed by the Resort by Andalus in 2016, Al Seef is home to brands such as Starbucks, Tim Horton’s,

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

TAKE 10: On a budget

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Jan 2017

Despite its reputation for luxury and as home to the world’s only “7-star” hotel, the UAE has seen a significant shift towards mid-market hotels, according to JLL. The consultancy found that about half the 3,600 new hotel rooms entering the Dubai market late last year had a 3-star or lower rating. Here, Shibu Baby, general

5 Minutes With… SAGMA CORP

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Dec 2016

5 minutes with… Myriam Redouane, hospitality regional director, SAGMA CORP. Can you provide some details about the company history? Sagma Corp is a master distribution company based in Dubai. We’ve been operating since 2009 and specialise in the distribution of French niche perfumes and luxury guest amenities. We currently cover most of the GCC and

Shangri-La: A sense of place

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Dec 2016

Shangri-La Dubai has embarked on a complete overhaul of its 302 guest rooms and public areas to create a new “sense of place” in the city. Gerhard Hecker, general manager, Shangri-La Dubai tells Hotel News ME why the no-expenses spared AED 70 million refurb is set to invigorate Dubai’s city explorers.   Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has

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