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Benihana Dubai

UK-based chef David Tran will be joining the team at Benihana Dubai for the Japanese festival of Hanami this April. Also known as the “Cherry Blossom Festival” the popular Japanese event traditionally celebrates the start of Spring. The event sees people from across the country gather under cherry blossom trees, enjoying

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Chris Naylor is Executive Chef of the Michelin star Restaurant Vermeer at The NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Hotel.  At this year’s Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF 2018), he spoke alongside Maarten Markus, NH Hotel Group’s Managing Director Northern Europe, about how hotels can succeed at creating a dining culture

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Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal’s new Dubai restaurant: Popular British chef Heston Blumenthal has announced plans to open a Dubai-based restaurant next year. The new restaurant will be part of his Dinner by Heston Blumenthal chain and will be situated on Palm Jumeirah in the new The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences hotel which

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Tom Kitchin

Tom Kitchin and his wife Michaela opened The Kitchin in 2006, and it has held a Michelin star for 11 years, receiving it only six months after opening. This made Tom Scotland's youngest Michelin starred chef proprietor at just 29. Here, he tells us about the lifechanging experience… When you started

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Wendy’s burger chain

Alghanim Industries have announced plans to launch four new Wendy’s burger chain restaurants across the UAE. The four new stores will be opening at locations popular with both tourists and residents, including The Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah and Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. Phil Broad,

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Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in Modena in 1995. An innovator and restaurateur for over twenty years, Bottura has consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s most creative culinary figures. His internationally renowned three Michelin star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was named number one on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

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Hoi An in Abu Dhabi

Chef Ta Van Ninh has been appointed as the new chef de cuisine at Hoi An in Abu Dhabi. Chef Ta Van previously worked for two years as speciality Asian chef at Kushi Restaurant in Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in Mauritius and moved to the UAE capital for

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Known for his tenures at two of Dubai’s leading French restaurants, Le Petite Maison and La Serre, chef Izu Ani launched his very own outlet Izu Brasserie and Bakery at City Walk Dubai, in November this year. With its own dedicated bakery and strong focus on desserts, chef Izu talks

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