Tag Archive: Authentic

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with HARI NAYAK

I had enjoyed Chef Hari Nayak’s food before I even knew he was responsible for it. This was when I visited Bombay Bungalow at The Beach on JBR. When I dined at Masti,… Continue reading

WISE KWAI: AUTHENTICITY IS IT’S SECRET INGREDIENT

We needed to find a place that served Thai, was quirky, had great food, served alcohol, had insta-able (is that even a word!) food presentations and above all a place none of the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with INAKA GAMAGE DOM

Growing up, I always thought of Sri Lanka as my second home. Every summer holiday was spent in Colombo at my grand-aunt’s home and every time I meet a Sri Lankan it’s with… 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

AL FANNAH RESTAURANT: A FISHY TREAT

I had been told of a fish place that had recently opened in Jumeirah, and by all counts I assumed that they were talking about the very popular no-longer-a-hidden-gem Bu Qtair in its… 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

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 ANTONI MORALES

I have to admit, this Chef has courage. He left his home country to work in a country whose language he did not know at all (I know I wouldn’t have the guts… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LUIS SALGUEIRO

My first introduction to Alto Mar was thanks to a friend of mine, Michelle Silva. I instantly fell in love with the laid back view of the fishing nets and the boats anchored… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with FRANCESCO GUARRACINO

This interview will forever be entrenched in my heart. Simply because Chef Francesco was the first Executive Chef to respond positively to participating in my CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! segment. Agreeing to… Continue reading