Category Archive: Hotel

Iftar: Eat Wisely

Over the next month, our eating habits will change. As a non-faster, I know I tend to drink less water at office as I am uneasy doing so in front of those fasting,… Continue reading

FOOD TRAVELS: NEPAL (PART 2)

My foolhardy decision to agree to trek up to Namche Bazaar (Nepal) to get a glimpse of Mount Everest, was in hindsight the best decision I made. It wasn’t easy (especially for a… Continue reading

FOOD TRAVELS: NEPAL (PART 1)

I demanded a holiday. Seeing Mount Everest was on my husband’s bucket list. Put the two together and you get destination NEPAL. That was the easy part. The question we needed to ask… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF MASSIMILIANO

Massimiliano comes across as the most lovable teddy bear. He is all smiles and always seems happy. He loves to travel – and that is obvious by the countries he has worked in… Continue reading

MUCHACHAS MEXICAN CANTINA: FUN FOR THE FAMILY

Muchachas has been making noise of its impending birth since March this year (at Taste of Dubai), with subtle hints being thrown around to keep us interested, enticed and wanting more!!! So it… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF WINFRIED HELMETAG

As I sat to transcribe this interview (the time lapse is something I have to ask forgiveness for) I could not help but smile. Chef Winfried started off being guarded but as the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF OLIVIER CHALEIL

If there is a saying that truly represents Chef Olivier Chaleil’s life it would be the one by Allen Saunders: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans,” (although… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF DARREN VELVICK

When I set out on my Chef Talk adventure I had a list of Chef’s I wanted to meet drawn up. Darren Velvick was on that list. But for reasons that still boggle… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF FRANCESCO STARA

Chef Francesco Stara was born to be in a kitchen. In my little fairytale vision, I would like to believe that he took his first faltering steps in his parent’s restaurant, followed by… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! With CHEF PAOLA BOZZUI

I love pasta! Unfortunately at home I am limited to packet pasta thanks to my lack of cooking skills. But all that has now changed – not the cooking skills part – but… Continue reading