New York Concept Linner comes to Dubai at Cucina, Courtyard By Marriot

Linner, a concept born in New York as a cross between lunch and dinner has come to Dubai and offers the best of both worlds for Friday sociable dining. Friday’s answer to a late lunch or early dinner, Linner is all about enjoying the finest things in life – friends, family, food and flowing conversations. Enjoy Linner at a little piece of Italy in Cucina – a charming and casual lakeside venue in the heart of Green Community. Mums and Dads can bring the little ones along and keep them entertained at the play area where aspiring young Chefs can create their own pizzas for themselves and their family!
Begin with a mouth-watering selection of appetizers including Bruschetta prepared freshly tableside. Next up are the pasta dishes followed by hearty Italian main courses. All dishes are prepared with a pinch of love and passion by Chef Artyom and Executive Chef Rosalind, using the best of fresh seasonal produce wherever possible. You can order all dishes, or your favourites only and re-ord…

Cassette – A treasure trove of design, music, food, art and everything in between

Located in one of Dubai’s most beautiful, creative and inspirational locations, Cassette opened its doors on the 10th of February in The Courtyard, Al Quoz. A particularly unique location, not only because it offers an opportunity to get away from the city life, but also because it is one of the oldest buildings in Al Quoz. Having been built out of recycled and repurposed materials gives the space a great amount of sentimental value, as well as an opportunity for guests to enjoy an old town, cobblestone feel.

In a space that houses a diverse range of creative practices under one roof, Cassette has been introduced as the ultimate creative session. With H2R Design as concept creators and interior designers, guests will be offered a gateway into the very best curated content in design, music, food, art and everything in between.

Using the word CASSETTE and it’s French origins as an important source of inspiration, the re-imagined bistro takes French cuisine and puts an international spin…

The Shake Colony

Shaikh Colony Qusais has a new shake joint and its lit. I was invited to try out the recently launched outlet by a blogger friend.

Having lived in Qusais for the last five years, I have been lucky to enjoy great choices in terms of dining.  However when it comes to juice bars, there are very few. But now with the launching of this fab new shake parlour,

I visited with a friend last weekend and found it really very good. They have a fabulous lineup of milkshakes, fresh juices and mocktails.

Though space-wise it is quite small, nevertheless it can accommodate about 15 people sitting. The line up is innovative and there are mocktails with interesting names like Iron man, energizer, Atlantic Breeze, Hangover heaven -the list just goes on.

We started off with some Strawberry and mango cream. I must admit that it is one of the most delicious of creams I've tried. Both the fruits were fresh, however the mango wasnt as sweet as it could have been. That's simply because it is a summer…

Bombay Kulfi is now open in Dubai : All set to tantalize taste buds with its innovative offerings

One of the fastest growing and popular Kulfi Brand from India - Bombay Kulfi is now in Dubai and all set to tantalize the taste buds of Kulfi lovers here.

We visited the newly opened outlet in Hamdan street, Karama last week with a few friends and we had loads of fun and some innovative and out of the world kulfi's, of course.  The Bombay Kulfi brand has 50 outlets across the world and its first UAE outlet is operated by Numero Uno Foodstuff Trading owned by Ashwin Chugh, who is the master Franchisee in UAE.

The Story

Fascinated by rich, creamy and taste tingling desserts, which is an indispensable part of the Indian history and culture, Poonam Shah, a Business Management Expert and Manish Kankaria, a Financial Expert decided to revive the good old favorite Indian ice cream and serve it to the current generation with a contemporary twist. 
At Bombay Kulfi, there is something for everyone. With over 80 varieties of kulfi, 40 of which are currently available in the UAE outlet, Bomba…

A Culinary Fiesta of Fantastic Asian Fare at Streetery - The food hall by ZEN

Asian street fare is definitely on a league of its own. Nothing excites me as much as indulging in Asian fare especially the spicy seafood, sushi, satay and noodles. So, last week when I got a chance to be part of a bloggers lunchathon at Streetery JLT, I was more than elated.
We were a bunch of 5 foodies with a great love for Asian fare so we had a culinary fiesta of sorts with the awesome line up of incredibly good fare from three different concepts – Chinese, Korean and Thai.
First off what I have to remark on is the popularity of the joint. We went there on a working day close to lunch time and the place was full house. There were people from all walks of life. Right form Chinese tourists to corporate suits working in nearby offices. We were met by the super friendly owner who has been running the reputed ZEN for 14 years now.Recently he decided to expand the concept and bring in two more restaurants under his umbrella, to offer diners a wholesome Asian streetside eating experience.…

Cali Poke : Born in California, Made in Hawaii, tastefully served in Dubai

After opening four successful USA restaurants, Cali-Poke set its sights overseas and launched in Dubai. Cali-Poke’s Executive Chefs brought over California’s affinity for western food and created the poke taco. Cali Poke bowl concept was designed to be a seamless merger of culinary traditions; by gracefully incorporating dressings which are a fusion of Peruvian/Japanese recipes, with cuts of fresh fish.

I finally had the opportunity to try out some of their signature bowls last when, when my friend invited to join me for lunch at their flagship Business Bay outlet.

We were treated to some refreshing and healthy bowls of poke and a host of lip smacking starters. We started off first with their signature tacos which was a palette rewarding wrap of crunchy prawns seated and a totally flavour-packed bed of rice neatly packed in nori shell.  The appetizer hit all the right spots in terms of flavor and taste. 

We then got to try their miso soup which was hot and flavor packed. Perfect for wint…

Inspired Culinary treats from the city of dreams : Bombay Dreams

Bombay is a land of a million hopes and dreams. It is also known as India’s top culinary destination where flavors of all over the sub-continent and beyond are known to collide. Bombay dreams restaurant is but a microcosm of this interesting mélange of cultures, tastes and aromas that is here to take Dubai by storm by offering good quality food and very aggressive prices. 

When we first heard about this restaurant, we did the mistake of assuming that it is “ just another “ Bombay themed restaurant like the many we’ve seen emerging in Dubai over the past couple of years. But in just few months of its launch it has managed to get a 4.1 on Zomato and nice recommendations from seasoned food connoisseurs in Dubai.

We decided to check it out ourselves and find out what the buzz is all about.Situated bang opposite to Puranmal and Gangour in Oud Medha, Bombay Dreams is a casual restaurant with a nice vibe to it. The first thing you will notice is the hand painted walls brandishing some of the …

Tanatan - Old world charm. Inventive food.

Tanatan at Reagent palace hotel, Bur Dubai situated opposite to Burjuman offers a feast of Indian delicacies embodying the diversity and flamboyance of the country. Spicy aromas and mouth-watering flavors govern the culinary spead and it reflect the traditions and festivity of Indian cuisine.
Ambiance The place looks classic with a relaxed vibe, mood lit interiors, traditional paintings of the maharajas, large and small sized bells in different corners and a centre stage where the live performance takes place on most days.
The Food For the starts we had Aamchi Tanatan, a spicy prawn preparation and Murgh Bharwaan Lahori. Both pleased the tastebuds. 
The third appetizer in line however didn’t hit the right mark. It looked interesting but somehow disappointed in taste.

The dish I am referring to is Bambil sandwich – which is no regular sandwich but a layer of prawns paste stuffed in the middle of fish, coated outside with ravioli and fried. Thanks to the use of semolina it does add on t…