Category Archive: Hotel

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with 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 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 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 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 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 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

THE HIVE: IT’S BUZZING

The one thing in Dubai that everyone just does not seem to tire of are its lazy, food-filled, free-flowing filled glasses at the various Brunches dotted around the city! There are more choices… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MAHMOUD TURKMANI

Who knew that 13 years later, I would be sitting in front of the Chef that introduced me to my favourite weekend go-to-meal in 2003 – mini shawarma pockets with a delectable garlic… Continue reading

NOSH: FISHERMAN’S MARKET BUFFET

I suddenly seem to be discovering a new foodie love – a love of seafood! I will now more-or-less try anything. So when an invitation to try the Fisherman’s Market buffet at Nosh… Continue reading