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Frioul’s Festive Flavours

Over the past 10 years in leading gastronomic capitals like Paris and London, there has been a movement among some of the world’s leading chefs to move away from the restraints that Michelin impose and shun the frills of fine dining. The essence of the movement is to adopt a more honest way of cooking and serving food...  Read More »

New Year’s Eve by The Nile

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that New Year’s Eve is a truly special event with incredible offers on luxurious rooms. Make it an enchanting night never to be forgotten and celebrate the arrival of 2015 in style. Savour the eight-course tasting menu at 8, the hotel’s...  Read More »

Bahrain’s Italian Master Chef Season 2

Kevin J Deneeke Cucina Italiana’s popular amateur cooking competition reached its climax on December 9, when the final four contestants went head to head for the last challenge. Over the last five weeks, the restaurant hosted 36 contestants over six heats and two semi-finals which pushed the competitors to their culinary...  Read More »

Sun and Fun

Relaxing on Koh Samui’s best sunset beach is just one of the highlights at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ latest Thai property. Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui, which opened on  December 6, is a stunning boutique beach resort with 50 rooms, pool villas, beachfront villas and two-bedroom villas. The resort...  Read More »

Calling All Adventurers!

Fancy escaping the city for festive season? Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman beckons lovers of nature for a cosy winter in the mountains. Embrace the festive spirit with a hint of winter and plenty of fresh air at this resort. Take advantage of the Weekday Mountain Escapade for a change of scene. The midweek offer includes...  Read More »

A Fine Winter’s Barbecue

Lap up the perfect Arabian winter with a festive barbecue by the pool at La Baie Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. The little ones can enjoy life in the water as grown-ups indulge on the fine selection of festive classics and barbecue favorites for $68 between December 13 and 30. A delicious feast fit for a king is set...  Read More »

 More than Mai Tai

Trader Vic’s in Festival City and Madinat Jumeirah joins the rest of the world in introducing an updated menu. Home to the original Mai Tai, the French-Polynesian venue reinforces the Trader Vic’s tradition of representing a fusion of cultures. This time, the focus is on South East Asia. Existing specialties like the...  Read More »

New Year’s Eve at Ramada Downtown, Dubai

Catch the remarkable fireworks from the Burj Khalifa and the swaying Dubai Fountain as you delight in a mouth-watering dinner and live entertainment at Kenza Restaurant. The all-day dining venue at Ramada Downtown Dubai offers a wide selection of main courses and desserts to cap off 2014 for $163 from 7pm until midnight;...  Read More »

Festive Season at Le Royal Meridien; Abu Dhabi

Food aficionados can choose from a range of world-class, unique menus from Amalfi, Market Kitchen and Stratos at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. For a Christmas Eve Dinner, delight in a glass of a delicious bubbly at Amalfi followed by a scrumptious four-course set menu and a traditional Italian gift, sweet panettone at $81....  Read More »

Festive Season at Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre

Discover the flavours of international cuisine at fizz fare – the newly launched sparkling brunch at Baharat at Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre. This month, fizz fare turns festive with an array of international holiday-themed specialties prepared in front of you.  Share the season’s spirit of joy with your family...  Read More »