Tag Archive: Sheikh Zayed Road

OPA: A SMASHIN’ HIT

It had to be special. It was after all my husband’s birthday. So while looking for where I could take him out to dinner I came across photos of OPA which had recently… 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 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 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

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 VIVEK KASHIWALE

A man of contradictions (in a nice way) is how I sum up Vivek. By that I mean – he seems an impatient man, but when it comes to his cooking style is… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ABDULMAJID ABOOUN

This man smiles in the face of adversity who is as humble as they come. Chef Abdul arrived in Dubai to work in the kitchen of a restaurant run by his extended family… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with HIMANSHU SAINI

First a confession. Whenever I have heard of molecular gastronomy, I have always assumed that the Chef behind this kind of cuisine would be a middle aged Chef (don’t ask me where I… Continue reading

LITTLE MORE: WHERE LITTLE IS MORE!

When the word ‘Little’ precedes anything, I realise that it has to work doubly hard to get noticed and find its voice – trust me – I was the ‘little’ one at home… Continue reading