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Eleven is Number One!

New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park is officially the best restaurant in the world. Also adjudged the best restaurant in North America at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, held last week in a glittering ceremony in Melbourne, Daniel Humm’s trailblazing venue nudged last year’s topper Osteria Francescana...  Read More »

In the best possible taste…

World class chefs from across the globe did culinary battle at Taste of Abu Dhabi last month competing in the grand final of the Etihad Taste of the World competition. Taste of Abu Dhabi has become a firm favourite on the Gulf’s food festival circuit and last month returned to the UAE capital...  Read More »

A man for all seasons

From humble beginnings washing dishes at Colhugh Villa in Llantwit Major, Wales to President of Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Simon Casson has enjoyed a stellar career. To anyone who speaks to Simon Casson for even a few minutes...  Read More »

O sole mio

Sudeshna Ghosh takes us on a gastronomic tour of Italy as the Italian Cuisine World Summit comes to Dubai Dubai turned into little Italy for a couple of weeks last month, as the eighth edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit took place from November 7-21, with dozens of Michelin starred Italian...  Read More »

Mambo Italiano

The biggest world celebration of Italian cuisine comes to Dubai The eighth edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit visits Dubai and runs from the 7th to the 17th of November. This star-studded culinary event brings together the very best of Italian restaurants, food and grape producers, Michelin-starred...  Read More »

Little Red Roister

Chicago’s dining scene has more than established itself as one of the most exciting, stateside, to rival that of glamorous New York, or laid-back LA. And one of the hottest tables in town without doubt at the moment is this, the first ‘casual’ venture from the Alinea team – yes, the one that regularly...  Read More »

Start to bake a sugar cake…

Afternoon tea at Sultan’s Lounge at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a splendid affair; whether you want afternoon tea with friends or an intimate tryst at one of the more private tables, you will not find a more magnificent destination If you are looking for that quintessentially elegant afternoon tea then you must...  Read More »

Beachside chic – Dubai

Keep an eye out for Dubai’s newest rising star with the upcoming launch of Nikkei restaurant and lounge, Aji. Situated in the brand new beachside Club Vista Mare. Nikkei’s Peruvian-raised Head Chef Erick F H Oshiro combines South American flavours with Japanese precision....  Read More »

Beside the sea…

You know you are in for something special, even before you arrive at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah, as you are greeted by the imposing visage of this magnificent hotel; Food and Travel’s Francesca Jackson explores this luxury resort. Dubai is certainly a destination that knows how...  Read More »

Where the lights are bright…

Sleek, chic and refreshingly laid back! Centrally located in the ironically entitled ‘The Old Town’ in Downtown Dubai, the Vida Downtown Dubai is a fashionable boutique hotel that skilfully merges a chic yet unpretentious contemporary elegance with a traditional Arabic flair that is unique to...  Read More »