Cooked and served by Chef …
After weeks of waiting today I eventually managed to call into Marta’s Workshop. For those of you who don’t know Marta, she is the beauty and the brains behind Marta’s Kitchen, a well established boutique catering company based in Dubai. Marta is passionate about food and I was elated when she decided to go ahead and open a small but unique little eatery in the heart of Jumeirah Lake Towers.
It’s an American franchise ….
As Dubai celebrated its 42nd National Day we somehow managed to find ourselves over at Festival Center, following a trip to Karama it seemed the logical place to find ourselves somewhere to eat a rather late lunch. Not wanting to head down to the waterfront area we came across Carino’s Italian Grill.
The Hyatt Regency and Shahrzad
According to the history books Scheherazade was an Persian lady who managed to save her life by telling the King Shahryar a story each evening. 1000 women before her had lost their lives after spending an evening in the company of the King who wasn’t happy with the female kind due to his wife cheating on him. He fell in love with Scheherazade and made her his Queen. Over the years there have been many adaptations of the original spelling of the name and I am guessing that is where the Hyatt Regency took it from. Lovely story but I was visiting Shahrzad to try the food
At last Al Quoz has a secret!!
For weeks and weeks I have been checking their Facebook page, eagerly awaiting the announcement that Tom&Serg would be opening their doors. The anticipation was eating me up, then Good Magazine only go and publish their November issue with Tom&Serg’s Barista as the pin-up on the front cover!! Well yesterday myself and an equally mad foodie visited Tom&Serg …
Our Vision – to inspire people to integrate sustainability into their day-to-day lives
We have all driven past The Change Initiative, its the big grey building on the Sheik Zayed Road in Al Barsha. Having heard a lot about The Change Initiative and its little eatery inside known as The Eat Initiative I thought I would pop in and see what it was like. With no preconceptions at all I managed to navigate the roads, which are a nightmare in that area to see what was on offer.
Did PF Chang’s impress? ….
I was starting to feel like the only person in Dubai that hadn’t visited PF Chang’s, not being a great lover of American franchises I had steered away when in the malls opting to dine in smaller less known outlets. However on Saturday we took the plunge and dined al fresco at PF Chang’s at Dubai Mall.
Jamie’s hits Jumeirah Beach Hotel ….
Jamie Oliver … The Naked Chef, that is how I heard about Jamie way back in the late 1990′s when he hit the British TV screens with his popular cooking programme The Naked Chef. He became an overnight foodie sensation who went on to be the face of Sainsbury’s for 11 years. His cheeky little grin, laid back attitude and easy approach to cooking great food never mind his endless campaigning for healthy eating around the world eventually earned him a well deserved MBE. I could write an entire review on Jamie and his culinary life, but I won’t, I am going to tell you about our first dining experience at Jamie’s new outlet at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
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Everyone has got a rice pudding memory!
Well that is what I thought until I asked my 9 year old daughter if she liked rice pudding, she didn’t know what it was!! Bad Mother. As a kid growing up in the UK rice pudding was always on the menu especially at school dinners. We used to buy the Ambrosia Creamed Rice and pour syrup into it! I am not ashamed to admit that I have been secretly excited about the opening of Rice Creamery for some time
Happy Diwali to Sanjeev Kapoor …
Way back in 1998 Sanjeev Kapoor opened his first outlet in Dubai, Khazana. One of the first celebrity chef’s to take a chance on a city which was to boom in the following decade and attract many a celebrity chef from around the world. We dined at Khazana in 1998, and this weekend we dined at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor at the Melia Hotel. A fitting way to kick off the Diwali celebrations.
Mango Tree and the amazing fountains!
Over recent months I had been invited to a few food related events that have been hosted at Mango Tree at Souk Al Bahar, but they have always been evening events. Evenings and photography don’t work for me and I like to use my own images so I was over the moon to recently receive a lunch time invitation to dine at Mango Tree. Yesterday was also our first time for dining al fresco since the temperatures dropped.