Tag Archive: Dubai

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: TIPS & TRICKS FROM SPINNEY’S CHEF MARK EVANS

Christmas. It’s one of those festive times that means something to everyone. For me growing up as a child, it always represented my brother’s birthday with a proper sit down turkey lunch with… 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 LUCA TRESOLDI

Chef Luca was forced to shorten his beach lounging day-off thanks to this interview and I was glad he did. He has had a few wonderful kitchen roles working with some  wonderful Chefs… 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 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 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

PER TE: GOOD ITALIAN – JUST FOR YOU

This is such a long awaited review, I almost feel I need to revisit just to make sure my memory and taste buds serve me right. It was a Saturday afternoon which in… 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 BRIAN VOELZING

When I first saw Brian, all I could think of was him on a surf board!  But then he donned his Chef coat, and his signature baseball cap and he looked right at… Continue reading