Showing posts from February, 2019

Mitts & Trays - A culinary extravaganza of sorts

Tasting the delicious food at Mitts & Trays one would think founder Patron Chef Amna always had a passion and desire for the culinary arts. But Amna didn’t discover the joy for baking the usual way one would expect- in her childhood family kitchen. In fact, it was her deep desire for exploring new creative ways to express herself that found her taking on this new challenge.
Deeply driven by her constant search for new avenues and adventures to release her creative talents, Amna found that baking provided her with a never before felt joy of creating and sharing amazing creations with loved ones. What followed next was a natural step for the creative entrepreneur. If she was going to share this passion with the world, it had to be done right.

Armed with a professional diploma from the International Centre for Culinary Arts, where she learned not just about baking, but creative cooking, she began developing her passion into a vision. A vision for natural, beautiful baking and fresh, …

Dubai's favourite Emirati restaurant now in a new venue

UAE’s favourite Emirati restaurant in Dubai mall – Milas Restaurant has relaunched and will soon be carrying a new name and identity and a refreshed menu that is sure to make Emirati cuisine appealing to all palettes.
The cuisine has undergone a very contemporary twist and treatment and the new venue, within the same mall looks premium, spacious and also has a gorgeous terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa and dancing fountains.
The culinary and service teams are the same however the food is different. I started off with a glass of iced peach tea and their signature bread basket. The hot breads were sided with Floral Tabouleh and Shiwa graze.

In my last review, I had pin pointed that the Tabbouleh at Milas is slightly sourer than ones elsewhere. This time around, I found the Tabbouleh less sour, and carrying a hint of sweetness, thanks to the pomegranate seeds. It is hands down the best Tabbouleh I’ve tried. Shiwa grace was a tantalizing appetizer with a crunchy disposition.

I then went…

Enjoy Magnificent views at Walnut Grove's second venue in Dubai Mall

WalnutGrove is a concept that was grown in the heart of South Africa, and opened its first UAE location in 2016 at City Walk, Dubai. The venue offers a rustic yet authentic boutique dining experience, with warm and friendly staff and has something for everyone on the menu.
Due to the success of the first location, WalnutGrove has now expanded and opened a second venue in The Dubai Mall, on the first floor. The eatery offers amazing views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains from the huge outdoor terrace; the ultimate spot to take visitors to for that ‘perfect’ Burj Khalifa selfie, while avoiding the crowds and sipping on artisan coffee. was invited to try out the new menu recently and we enjoyed a great afternoon enjoying some lip-smacking food with magnificent and unmatched views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
We ordered Parmesan Almond Chicken Strips and Parmesan Almond Chicken Salad in appetizers, Pappadew Avo Salmon and Signature Burger in mains and Hazelnut Cappuc…

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…