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Bleu Blanc By David Myers

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I visited Bleu Blanc at the Renaissance Downtown hotel for the first time yesterday for a masterclass hosted by the Interfel fruits and vegetables association from France.

First off the restaurant is very very pretty. One wouldn't expect to see so much of a classic and authentic touch in Dubai. The restaurant is beautiful both on the outside and inside. Situated on the second level with an separate access lift to its precincts, the restaurant boasts of a gorgeous interior with touches of both modern as well as traditional decor. The traditional chandeliers are in start contrast of modern bulbs hanging form the ceiling. Then there are mirrors all over the place which accentuate the traditional feel.

The arrangement of furniture/ seating is very pretty and the service has been amazing. The restaurant also has very gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline and business bay canal.

In terms of food and service, the dishes prepared on the day of the event was by a popular chef from Paris as w…

Gypsy Chinese - Indianized Chinese Restaurant in Al Karama

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I was recently invited by Gypsy Chinese restaurant to visit for a review. I chose to visit the restaurant on a weekday for dinner.

I was well received by the head waiter Chandrakant a GC veteran who has worked with the brand for the past eight years and was part of the restaurants first UAE team. He has also served in the parent restaurant in Mumbai.

Gypsy Chinese I was told is quite popular in Mumbai among lovers of Chinese Food and is even visited by celebrities from Bollywood and other walks of life.

After eight years of functioning out of Grand exelcior hotel in Mankhool, Gypsy Chinese very recently opened in karama to capitalize on the huge expat indian population in the locality. They also have a branch in Dubai marina and an outlet in Dalma Mall abu dhabi.

The ambiance is quite well laid out for a small restaurant and they have tried to make the best use of the space. The restaurant is strategically located close to the food hub lining karama street and thus has a steady flow o…

SIlk and Spice Restaurant at Millennium Airport Hotel

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Silk and Spice is a multi-cuisine restaurant with a variety of cooking methods featuring signature dishes from different countries connected by the Silk and Spice Road.
Silk and Spice Restaurant is a venue where authentic food is being served in a unique style.
The design is inspired by the famous ancient network of trade routes with casual, cozy and family-friendly ambience with pool view and the terrace is opened for shisha and drinks.
The renowned multi-cuisine restaurant that mesmerizes all your senses enrapturing you with its sensuous exotica. It has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from Europe all the way to China, put together in the world famous menu crafted by our Exotic Chef Gio Tom.
I had an opportunity last week to visit and try out some of their specialty dishes and cocktails. The service was amazing and I had the Chef personally come over to my table to find my requirement. 
I was served with Karimeen Pollichathu with breads and they tasted just amazing. 
Highly …

Balle Balle at Purani Dilli with the Punjabi Food Festival

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Purani Dilli at Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown are ready to take their patrons on yet another gastronomical journey by presenting a Punjabi Food Festival from 6th-15th November 2019 at both their outlets.
The team is all set to bring traditional Punjabi flavours from the kitchen of Punjab, India to Dubai this November. To create the most authentic experience, Purani Dilli has invited local chefs from North India to take over their kitchen and present a menu with mouthwatering delicacies from various parts of the region. Three Talented chefs, Chef Imran Khan, Chef Abdul Haleem and Chef Govind Nagar have come together to curate a menu inspired by local eateries, seasonal favourites and culinary secrets of Punjab. The carefully crafted menu comprises of traditional spice laced food, succulently created from the best ingredients and age-old recipes. 


Chef Abdul Haleem brings with him his experience of more than two decades while Chef Imaran Khan and Chef Govind N…

Mina’s Kitchen launched at a grand party at Westin Mina Seyahi

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Dubai’s social scene gathered together last week including myself as three stunning new dining destinations were unveiled at a grand launch party held at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Located on the exclusive stretch of white sand beach in Dubai Marina and famed for its trend-setting dining destinations and award-winning home grown concepts – The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi were proud to reveal their latest three ventures at this show-stopping event.
The popular five-star beachfront resort has been exceeding guests’ expectations for over a decade and last night, recemented its position as one of Dubai’s most famed resorts after showcasing a comprehensive makeover and exquisite new restaurants, BABA, Sui Mui and Mina’s Kitchen.
Revealing spectacular makeovers, guests were taken on a journey across the globe as they sampled the first-class new menus at each venue. Paying an ode to family traditions, Mina’s Kitchen served up a selection of global cuisine and some of the chefs’ treasured recipe…

Baba - The New Turkish Restaurant at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

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Dubai’s social scene gathered together last week including myself as three stunning new dining destinations were unveiled at a grand launch party held at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Located on the exclusive stretch of white sand beach in Dubai Marina and famed for its trend-setting dining destinations and award-winning home grown concepts – The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi were proud to reveal their latest three ventures at this show-stopping event.
The popular five-star beachfront resort has been exceeding guests’ expectations for over a decade and last night, recemented its position as one of Dubai’s most famed resorts after showcasing a comprehensive makeover and exquisite new restaurants, BABA, Sui Mui and Mina’s Kitchen.
Revealing spectacular makeovers, guests were taken on a journey across the globe as they sampled the first-class new menus at each venue. Paying an ode to family traditions, Mina’s Kitchen served up a selection of global cuisine and some of the chefs’ treasured recipe…

Sui Mui Launched at Westin Mina Seyahi

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Dubai’s social scene gathered together last week including myself as three stunning new dining destinations were unveiled at a grand launch party held at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Located on the exclusive stretch of white sand beach in Dubai Marina and famed for its trend-setting dining destinations and award-winning home grown concepts – The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi were proud to reveal their latest three ventures at this show-stopping event.
The popular five-star beachfront resort has been exceeding guests’ expectations for over a decade and last night, recemented its position as one of Dubai’s most famed resorts after showcasing a comprehensive makeover and exquisite new restaurants, BABA, Sui Mui and Mina’s Kitchen.
Revealing spectacular makeovers, guests were taken on a journey across the globe as they sampled the first-class new menus at each venue. Paying an ode to family traditions, Mina’s Kitchen served up a selection of global cuisine and some of the chefs’ treasured recipe…

Cafe Frei, Business Bay, Review

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I was recently invited by blogger Elizabeth of Lizbethology to visit Cafe Frei for a review. We had an opportunity to taste some of the finest in coffee from around the world.
True to its philosophy Cafe free offers an opportunity for guests for “Tasting the World” through their extraordinary product line. I learnt from waitress Rachel that their coffee drinks are always made from freshly roasted Arabica plantation coffee curiosities sorted by hand. Cafe frei is a global brand that offers more than 70 different coffee recipes from the major coffee “kitchens” of the world. Above these 'Adventurers Coffee of the Month' & 'Limited Edition Plantation Coffee' offer special items on the menu. Cafe Frei also has its own loose-leaf tea blends, hot and cold chocolate drinks, homemade lemonades and shakes and so on.


Cafe Frei also offer an interesting variety of bakery and confectionery products along with the World Bistro savoury-food selection. CAFE FREI has its own product …

Bistro Domino - Ibis Dubai City Centre Deira

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Last week I had an invite from Bistro Domino for a review. I had visited with a friend and we had an opportunity to try out some of their specialty dishes on offer.

The stylish French "Bistro Domino" restaurant offers an alfresco dining terrace and a selection of international favorites in an exciting contemporary setting. The ideal place to grab a quick snack, have a delicious lunch or dinner, and catch up with friends.

We were served by Waiter Bhargava and Waitress Vivian who took great care of us. Though the preparation time was bit more than we expected, when the food arrived, it completely bowled us over. For the starters we ordered their two most ordered salads - the Village Greek Salad and Mediterranean Rocca salad.  The quantity was good enough for not two but three to share. The taste was remarkable and I have to admit that it kind of already half filled us. But then we were not to
leave without trying out some of their main dishes.



In the main dishes I tried Teriy…

KYO RESTAURANT WILL LEAD THE WAY ON DUBAI’S AMBITIOUS NEW DESTINATION – THE POINTE

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I was recently invited to visit KYO in palm jumeirah to check out the latest offering from this new licensed venue that is all set to beckon the winter season. I had the chance to try some very fine japanese gourmet cuisine in an elegant setting facing the iconic atlantis hotel. 

KYO brings a hint of Japan to Dubai, allowing guests to experience an authentic glimpse into
this inspiring culture and cuisine. Meaning both ‘Today’ and ‘Entertainment’ in Japanese,
KYO is about accepting each day and making the most of every moment. Located on the
iconic Palm Jumeirah at the dazzling dining and entertainment destination, The Pointe, this
ultra-stylish restaurant is spread across two dazzling floors, offering unrestricted views of
The Gulf and the world-famous Atlantis The Palm Resort. 




The lounge style seating, authentic Japanese cuisine, attentive service and unforgettable ambience at KYO combine to bring a one-of-a-kind dining experience to the city.

Spread across two dazzling floors with eclecti…

Wakha launches newest luxury diner at Jumeirah

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Wakha, the critically acclaimed restaurant chain that specializes in Afghani and Shinwari cuisines, has launched its latest diner at Jumeirah, Dubai. The move reflects the chain’s aim to expand its market reach and invite customers, new and old, to experiment with native ingredients, comprise great flavor combinations and enjoy a unique and memorable dining experience.
Muhammad Azam, Co-founder, Wakha, said: “At Wakha, our ambition has always been to serve our valued customers with the healthiest, freshest and most authentic Shinwari and Afghani cuisines available without the use of any processed spices and oil. We constantly strive to facilitate the best possible dining experience to everybody who walks through our doors and all customers are now able to choose their meat, how it is cut, pick different combinations of flavors and cooking styles, and also name their dish and take the precise details of their recipes.”
He continued: “We believe in providing a platform for a culinary adve…