A RARE Experience

By Shereen Shabnam During one of my manic days, I had a chance to escape to Meliã Desert Palm Dubai to have a private lunch at RARE with a Swiss brand and fell in love with the simple yet lush fare.  Located on an extensive polo estate, the resort is nestled amidst lush polo fields and sitting at the patio and the view from RARE, a restaurant that is known for the best steaks in town, offers an oasis of calm. We started our meet and greet outside sipping detox mocktails before the lunch. I always judge a chef by … Continue reading A RARE Experience

Fresh and Flavoursome: Bebabel Dubai Mall

While talking about cars and racing at the Autodrome one Friday afternoon, I got invited by a fellow petrolhead to try some classic levant dishes at Bebabel, located in the Dubai Mall’s new fashion avenue extension. It took me a while to find the resttaurant that is set in a stylish contemporary setting, offering breath-taking views of Dubai’s most iconic fountain and Burj Khalifa.  Bebabel serves a mouthwatering selection of delicious hot and cold mezzes and wholesome main dishes. The menu features various egg dishes, talatas, salads, grills, mushrooms, cheese and soujouk served with fresh juices, teas and coffees all … Continue reading Fresh and Flavoursome: Bebabel Dubai Mall

Healthy and Delicious

Eat Well Restaurant at Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre By Shereen Shabnam Years ago, while searching for ayurvedic massages in Dubai, I came across Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre and became a regular visitor – even more so when they opened the Eat Well Restaurant that literally heals your relationship with food because each dish is tasty, healthy and the chef uses ingredients that nourish the body. The menu offers a wide range of dishes that are nutrient dense, high in antioxidants and filled with ingredients that gives you a natural health boost. I love the fact the dishes include … Continue reading Healthy and Delicious

Fusion of Delightful Flavours: Mamak

By Shereen Shabnam After over a decade of living in Kuala Lumpur, we moved to the UAE and missed eating freshly made Roti Canai with delicious frothy Teh Tarik in the mornings finding out that the local parathas just did not give the same satisfaction. Until we found Mamak based in the Al Wasl Square next to Safa Park and it continues to bring immense pleasure to us and anyone who is a fan of Malaysian food. Malaysian food has a combination of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences and is usually spicy and aromatic with rich tastes of herbs and spices commonly … Continue reading Fusion of Delightful Flavours: Mamak

Kitch, a hybrid delivery-focused cloud-kitchen and premium store-front operator, launches in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Walid Hajj, recognised food and beverage (F&B) industry leader, founder of Cravia and the driving force behind its success story, together with co-founder Fahad Alhokair, a Saudi entrepreneur and founder of Veda Holding, a company that focuses on start-ups in tech, retail, real estate, logistics and now F&B, has officially launched the region’s first hybrid, delivery-focused, cloud kitchen and premium store-front operator, Kitch, in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Kitch, a brand-name coined to represent two important aspects of the business – kitchen and technology, makes its foray into the F&B sector with privately raised capital of US$15 million. The tech-integrated, virtual … Continue reading Kitch, a hybrid delivery-focused cloud-kitchen and premium store-front operator, launches in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Culinary Sensation in St. Moritz: Second Star for the Cà d’Oro Restaurant in Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski

The joy in St. Moritz is enormous: The Michelin Guide has awarded the Cà d’Oro restaurant in Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski in St. Moritz a second star. With the creations of Executive Chef Matthias Schmidberger and Head Chef Reto Brändli, the Cà d’Oro was one of four restaurants in Switzerland to receive the second star in the Gourmet Bible this year.  “We are very proud to be awarded with a second star,” says Matthias Schmidberger, Executive Chef of the hotel. “Reto Brändli and I simply harmonise in the kitchen. Together we are working on new creations, trying out new … Continue reading Culinary Sensation in St. Moritz: Second Star for the Cà d’Oro Restaurant in Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski

Modern bistro bar, The Hidden Hog opens in DIFC

Tucked away in the heart of DIFC, a concealed gem is ready to be discovered The Hidden Hog, a modern bistro bar serving elevated traditional European cuisine, has opened its doors in the heart of Dubai’s thriving financial district, ready to be discovered. We tried the seafood menu and loved it even though the restaurant is more geared towards meat eaters. For my friends who tried the meat option, The Hidden Hog is a must-try venue offering quintessential dishes that have been created with love by Italian Chef Enrico Paiola. It is the first and only venue in DIFC to … Continue reading Modern bistro bar, The Hidden Hog opens in DIFC

Experience the real authentic taste of Bahraini cuisine At Café Délices’ Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay

Café Délices, an exquisite Coffee Lounge and Eatery at the Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay, has refreshed its menu along with expanding its outdoor seating area. The warm and welcoming Café facing the Dubai Water Canal on Al Abraj Street, … Continue reading Experience the real authentic taste of Bahraini cuisine At Café Délices’ Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay

SAVOUR A HEALTHY AFTERNOON TEA AT THE RETREAT PALM DUBAI

Head down to Chapters at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel to enjoy a sumptuous and healthy afternoon tea. Guests can choose from Keto, Paleo-Friendly or 100% Vegan afternoon tea with a variety of healthy mini sandwiches, snacks, and guilt-free sweet delights, paired with Chapters’ signature Matcha, Beetroot or Charcoal Latte and a rich selection of organic teas! Priced at AED140 per person, the afternoon tea is available daily from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The hotel is offering a special 30% discount until November 30, 2020. For bookings and more information, visit theretreatpalmdubai.com or call +971(0) 4 524 … Continue reading SAVOUR A HEALTHY AFTERNOON TEA AT THE RETREAT PALM DUBAI