Category Archive: Hotel

SHANGHAI CHIC: WORTH EVERY PENNY

There are some restaurants you just want to keep to yourself. But as a food blogger it would be a huge dis-service if I did not share. Shanghai Chic is nestled at the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MAKSIM TVOROGOV

Chef Maksim is quite a popular Chef in his hometown of St. Petersburg and a national celebrity thanks to his face appearing on national TV. The adage ‘the early bird catches the worm’… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHRISTIAN MOTTE

Lima – New Jersey – Washington DC – Lima – London – Dubai. That is the broad journey of Chef Christian and his culinary path to how he arrived in Dubai to proudly… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with JUAN CARLOS

This is the first Chef I asked to interview after I had dined at his restaurant and fell in love with the food. And my meeting with Juan Carlos was as interesting as… Continue reading

OLEA: LEVANTINE FOOD CULTURE

This food blogging bug has exposed me to different cuisines I have to say, many of which have thrown me out of my comfort zone. So when an invitation to a restaurant serving… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with SAMIR ROONWAL

The decision to leave the Canadian snow and move to the sandy shores of Dubai after 25 years was something that came easily to Chef Samir – and he has never regretted it… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MALCOLM WEBSTER

Chef Malcolm is a man I have to literally look up to – he is after all easily over 6’2” (over my closer to earth height of 5’), has a frame built for… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with PASQUALE SIPONE

If there ever was an alternative profession that I could suggest Chef Pasquale would be great at – it would be as an Italian Ambassador. His love for his home, for his city… Continue reading

TRE BY ROBERTO RELLA: ANOTHER TRYST WITH ROBERTO

I have a story to tell! The venue on the invitation read – TRE by Roberto Rella and I knew I just had to be part of the special Business Lunch preview which… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LESTI HASTUTI

Chef Lesti is nothing like I imagined her to be. This petite lady, with a smile on her face is polite to a fault – she has hospitality running in her veins –… Continue reading