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Arts & Lifestyle

Dim sum to die for at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 19, 2014

Waldorf Astoria has made its debut along the Eastern crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Worth a visit for the Dim Sum is Southeastern Asian restaurant Lao. Check out chef’s recipe below and see our slideshow of other top dishes to sample.Steamed Shrimp Dumplings(serves 10 people)Ingredients:Prawns 250gPotato starch... Read more


Choice Cut’s guide to cooking the perfect steak

James Gabrillo   |  April 19, 2014

Choice Cut, the steakhouse at the capital’s newly-opened Novotel Al Bustan hotel, shared with us this simple guide to cooking the perfect pan-fried steak.


Lao-inspired restaurant opens at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Sarah Ferguson   |  April 16, 2014

Fed up with the usual choice of dining options? Then it’s time to try LAO, a new “unique and contemporary” restaurant that has opened at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. The concept is inspired by the ancient Lao tribe that occupied South East Asia in the first millennium and the menu... Read more


Zuma bans cigar smoking

Sarah Ferguson   |  April 16, 2014

Zuma, the high-end modern Japanese restaurant concept, has banned cigar smoking in its Dubai location. The move follows the ban on cigar smoking in its bar and lounge areas during lunchtime service that was introduced in April last year and the Dubai Government’s anti-tobacco law that came into force in January.... Read more


Handcrafted bespoke Easter eggs at Waldorf Astoria RAK

Sarah Ferguson   |  April 16, 2014

Treat your loved ones this Easter to a bespoke chocolate egg crafted by the culinary team at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. Customers can choose to hide a gift inside the eggs, such as jewellery, a family photograph, a personalised note or anything they choose. The smooth chocolate is handmade from a traditional... Read more


Table 9 brunch goes back to basics

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 15, 2014

Hilton Dubai Creek’s award-winning restaurant Table 9 by Darren Velvick is taking brunch-goers back to basics. Every Friday from 12pm-4pm, diners will be invited to try an eclectic spread of British favorites from just Dh350 per person.Inspired by Velvick’s childhood memories of Britain cuisine, patrons... Read more


POP! dinner brings Dubai residents and Syria together at Fairmont The Palm

Maureen Gannon   |  April 13, 2014

The UAE isn’t lacking in a variety of food or cultures, but a new pop-up dinner club brings both together with a finesse that’s rare - and welcome - in these parts.After warming up with a few smaller events in February, POP! put on its first dinner on Thursday night, called Makloubeh - A Culinary Evening ... Read more


Fashion Forward: Water is snow joke for Evian

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 12, 2014

There are no designer bottles on display at Evian’s water stand in The Garden at Fashion Forward this year. Elie Saab famously gave the glass a makeover in season’s past but this time around, the emphasis is more on fun than fashion. Evian has created a 3-D Alpine set complete with ski lift and snow-... Read more


What’s it oil about? Chef Bartolini on Italian food

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 11, 2014

Dubbed one of the most promising stars of Italian cuisine, Two Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini flew to the UAE to launch a new menu at Bice Mare in Downtown Dubai. To create the new dishes he teamed up with Terra Del Sole, an Italian brand of superior extra virgin olive oils that will soon be available in Dubai.... Read more


Burger Joint New York opens at CityWalk Dubai

Christine Iyer   |  April 10, 2014

The UAE’s burger scene just got bigger and better: Burger Joint New York has opened its first eatery at CityWalk Dubai. Inside the outlet, it’s all New York New York, with dramatic high ceilings, mock brick walls and fire escapes. There’s even a street lamp right in the middle that was actually... Read more