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In our industry, customers are getting used to seeing molecular recipes, gels, foams, pralines and chocolate bars on their menus. Before the meal even begins, more customers are asking for their bread basket to contain spelt, sourdough, rye and ‘free-from’ breads. Even the bread basket needs to show innovation now… The

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World-famous pastry chef and chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini recently made his Dubai debut with La Maison Pierre Marcolini in Dubai Mall. Talking all things chocolate, we spoke to the man himself to learn of this season’s hottest chocolate flavours, the demand for sugar-free products and what’s on offer in his new

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Famed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio has revealed the 2020 launch of La Mar at the new Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai. La Mar joins a star-studded culinary line-up set for the soon-to-open property, including Spanish tapas restaurant Jaleo by chef José Andrés and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Offering diners the

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Executive chef of Rüya Dubai, Colin Clague has partnered with Coco Bodu Hithi on a special chef residency to bring Turkish cuisine to Maldivian shores. He will be creating two dinners for guests at the overwater seafood restaurant, Aqua, on August 11 and 15, as well as a special culinary

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With three Michelin stars under his belt, over 30 years’ experience, and nine restaurants worldwide including Dubai-based Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah, Heinz Beck is an extremely highly respected chef in the culinary world. In Dubai recently to oversee menu updates at the Palm Jumeirah-based restaurant,

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Marco Pierre White’s Abu Dhabi-based steakhouse has now reopened at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, having undergone interior refurbishment earlier this year. Set apart with its dramatic interior design, including a back lit ‘flame’ wall, guests can expect to experience an eclectic combination of innovative grill cuisine and classic English fare from

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Hakkasan Group has announced the addition of a new Executive Chef to its corporate roster. Corporate Executive Chef Andrew Yeo is responsible for culinary worldwide of the Cantonese brands found within the Asian Luxury collection, including Hakkasan, Yauatcha, and Ling Ling. Chef Yeo brings over 20 years of experience and training to

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The Richemont Masterbaker Pastry & Baking Championship has fast become the region’s defacto platform for professional bakers and pastry chefs to showcase their talents. Achieving this status in just the second year of the competition, with entries still being accepted, coincides with the growth of the pastry and bakery segments

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Caesars Bluewaters Dubai has announced the opening of modern Japanese restaurant Paru, in partnership with award-winning Michelin-star Chef Akira Back (Sung Ook Back). Located on the resort’s rooftop with breathtaking views across two spectacular terraces, the new eatery offers an eclectic menu of modern Japanese dishes masterfully created by Back. Divided into

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