La Petite Maison to display famous art and photography

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

La Petite Maison Dubai in collaboration with Opera Gallery will become a museum of dining starting in celebration of Art Week. From 13 – 20 March, the French restaurant will display the works of well-known artists and photographers. “You can only fully understand a work of art when you’ve eaten next to it, danced next

Celebrity chefs to headline Dubai Food Festival

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Celebrity chefs from around the world will headline the launch celebrations of Dubai Food Festival, to take place from 25 February – 12 March. The A-list culinary line-up comprises Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan; French chef Manu Feildel from Australian cooking show ‘My Kitchen Rules’; Australian TV chef Matt Moran; popular restaurateur

World’s best chef found dead

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Chef Benoit Violier, who ran the world’s top-ranked eatery, Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Switzerland, has been found dead at his home, BBC News reported. The 44-year-old’s restaurant near the city of Lausanne, earned three Michelin stars. It was named the finest restaurant in the world in December by France’s La Liste – a restaurant

UAE company introduces organic farming boxes for restaurants

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

UAE- based initiative Agriculture Box has launched organic farming boxes for restaurants, homes, schools and businesses. The boxes can be used to grow organic fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs, and are made of PEFC-certified high grade kiln dried Austrian spruce, which is durable at 36mm thick. Everything needed to grow produce is provided in the

Hilton Al Ain reopens Flavours restaurant

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Hilton Al Ain has reopened all-day dining restaurant Flavours following a renovation to enhance its Arabic interiors and menu. At the official opening ceremony, Hilton Al Ain general manager Jacques Claudel said: “Our aim is to offer the finest dining experience so everything has been carefully selected, from the décor, lighting and music to the

Chez Sushi to roll out franchise network within three years

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Fast-casual UAE-grown Japanese concept, Chez Sushi, will open a network of restaurant franchises to four GCC countries within the next three years.

HORECA wins Perrier distribution agreement with Nestle Waters

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Dec 2015

Nestle Waters expects to see a year-on-year double-digit growth, of around 20%, on its foodservice sales of Perrier sparkling mineral water in the UAE, following the signing of an agreement with food, beverage and non-food distribution company HORECA.

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria launches chain in UAE

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2015

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria has launched its first franchise restaurant chain at the New City Center Me’aisem mall. With an innovative menu of completely customisable pizzas, made from special 00 flour shipped from Napoli and the freshest Italian tomatoes, and created in an authentic almond wood oven and baked to perfection in just 90 seconds at 800°

Dubai hotel occupancy up 26%

by Dina Maaty | 17 Aug 2015

Preliminary data for Dubai hotel performance has shown an occupancy rise of 26.1% following a slump during the early summer and Ramadan. Now standing at 57.6% across the emirate, the boost has also translated into a 22.4% increase in RevPAR to AED353.43. The results also demonstrate a significant YoY increase in performance, with only ADR

Newly Launched Koita Organic Milk Goes International

by Dina Maaty | 12 Aug 2015

Since launching in its domestic market back in May 2015, Koita is now distributing its premium organic milk beyond the UAE to both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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