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The Pantry

To give someone a raspberry is a delicate, poetic, Jane Austen-esque gesture: to blow them one, however, is something else altogether. It seems curious that the fruit has attracted such a vulgar double meaning, but it is true the raspberry induces both delight and distress. The latter, in food...  Read More »

Heinz Beck

Master of gastronomy, three Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck has firmly established his unique casual fine-dining in Dubai When sitting down with Heinz Beck to discuss his storied culinary career it does not take long to fully appreciate his unrelenting drive and intense work ethic....  Read More »

Julie Watson

Her career has taken her from South Africa to Dubai. Now head chef at Nourish, Julie shares her vision of health and wellness through food Did you always want to become a chef / restaurateur? In all honesty, it just happened. I have found myself in this industry from the tender...  Read More »

The price is right

Ramusake may be priced towards the premium end of the market, but its food delivers the quality you’d expect of a high-end restaurant. In many ways, Ramusake, the Japanese restaurant brand originally launched in London by nightlife entrepreneur Piers Adams, absolutely nails its brief. It’s designed around...  Read More »

That Riviera touch

Riviera offers an elegant, beach front fine dining experience amidst a chic yet relaxed ambiance There’s a reason the Mediterranean is known for its romance, its passion, and its ‘joie de vivre’. The combination of great food, excellent grape, and the waves lapping the sandy shore makes for an unforgettable...  Read More »

Amol Takkekar

Sous Chef at Lava Dining at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, chef Amol talks to Food and Travel about his passion culinary likes and favourite spots Earliest food memory The dish which comes to mind is the Poha. Familiar to people living in coastal communities and consisting of simple ingredients, it...  Read More »

The Rome Cavalieri Italy

Located in a 15-acre private Mediterranean park on the leafy hill of Monte Mario, with breath-taking views of the Eternal City and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Rome Cavalieri is an oasis in the heart of the Rome. Ever since its opened in 1963, the hotel has provided the highest level of luxury and service,...  Read More »

Meliá Hotels Spain

Two Meliá Hotel restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars for 2018; the creative fare by brothers Sergio and Javier Torres at Dos Cielos of Meliá Barcelona Sky, and Angel León’s cuisine at Meliá Sancti Petri in Cadiz, have each received Michelin stars. Dos Cielos, located on the 24th floor of the...  Read More »

Colonial luxury Zambia

On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, the hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable...  Read More »

Journey to the Edge of the World Saudi Arabia

Rising from the depths of the Arabian Desert, a unique adventure awaits guests to Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in the form of a ‘Journey to the Edge of the World’. With unprecedented access to Saudi Arabia’s magnificent natural wonder, the Tuwaiq escarpment, the new Extraordinary Experience...  Read More »