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Dates for your diary: Jumeirah’s Restaurant Week

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 24, 2014

You know it’s almost summer when Jumeirah’s Restaurant Week rolls back around. The annual culinary celebration invites diners to eat at more than 62 of the group’s award-winning restaurants in ten cities worldwide from just Dh120.Some 12,000 food-lovers are expected to take advantage of the... Read more

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Candadian fare celebrated at Desert Palm

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 24, 2014

Desert Palm resort in Dubai has teamed up with the Consulate General of Canada and Agriculture to promote Canadian produce for two weeks. From Sunday 27th April onwards guests will be able to sample specially designed a la carte menus at the resort’s Epicure and Portico restaurants. On offer will be a selection ... Read more

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Restaurant review: Zero Gravity Beach Club

Chris Newbould   |  April 22, 2014

When the folks at Zero Gravity Beach Club and Restaurant got in touch to ask us to review their venue, the marketing materials they sent over touted them as “Dubai’s best kept secret” — and they weren’t lying. I’ve lived five minutes away in Dubai Marina ever since its initial ... Read more

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Supersized spuds on sale at Choithram’s

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 21, 2014

Upon a recent shopping trip to Choithram’s in Dubai Marina I was sure I had stumbled upon a sweet potato worthy of a Guinness World Record. This beauty weighed in at just over 2kg and cost a bargain Dh36. However, a little research revealed that the US import has some way to go, as the world’s heaviest... Read more

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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