Maya Bekhazi Noun launches new catering concept

Maya Bekhazi Noun launches new catering concept

Lebanese entrepreneur Maya Bekhazi Noun has launched The Food Studio, a new catering concept.   “Catering has always been a complementary business for me. I did not shift from restaurants to catering as I have always done a bit of catering on the side,” she told HN.   She explained:...

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Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Château Kefraya collaborates with designer Yvan Debs

Having put the spotlight on women for 20 consecutive vintages by adorning the bottles’ labels with the work of Lebanese female artists, Château Kefraya is now teaming up with young Lebanese talents to ornament the special edition of Les Bretèches with the launch of each new vintage.   This year,...

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Alshaya debuts Chef Thomas Keller’s bakery

Alshaya debuts Chef Thomas Keller’s bakery

Bouchon Bakery, part of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has made its debut in Kuwait with the opening of its second store in the Middle East at Grand Avenue, The Avenues, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.   Chef Keller, the American chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, and...

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Global fermented non-dairy, non-alcoholic beverages market to reach USD 1.6 billion this year

Global fermented non-dairy, non-alcoholic beverages market to reach USD 1.6 billion this year

Transparency Market Research (TMR), in one of its recent publications, observes the global fermented non-dairy non-alcoholic beverages market to be largely consolidated and is likely to stay this way going ahead too. However, the dominance of a few established players renders competition in the global fermented non-dairy non-alcoholic beverages market. To outpace...

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Ministry of Heritage and Culture & Omran sign an agreement to boost cultural tourism at Nizwa Fort

Ministry of Heritage and Culture & Omran sign an agreement to boost cultural tourism at Nizwa Fort

  The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MOHC) signed an agreement with Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), to manage historical Nizwa Fort. This agreement marks the first historical site that will be managed by Omran, as part of its aims to enhance sustainable cultural tourism destinations that respect and promote...

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Michelin star awarded to Jumeirah’s ‘Shang-High’ restaurant

Michelin star awarded to Jumeirah’s ‘Shang-High’ restaurant

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai has been awarded a one Michelin star.   This year’s 2018 Michelin Guide Shanghai was launched at the hotel and chefs had the challenge of preparing a special meal for the Michelin Guide cocktail party.   Staying true to their creative flair, the team prepared Shanghainese cuisine,...

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TDIC offers leasing opportunities for F&B and retail at Mamsha Al Saadiyat

TDIC offers leasing opportunities for F&B and retail at Mamsha Al Saadiyat

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced its first retail offering in Saadiyat Cultural District as an opportunity for business investors to lease food and beverage (F&B) and retail space at Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island’s modern...

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First phase of Meraas’ Al Seef opens along Dubai Creek

First phase of Meraas’ Al Seef opens along Dubai Creek

Meraas announced that the first phase of Al Seef is now open to the public along Dubai Creek.   The 1.8 km-long destination was designed to bring to life the traditional Emirati culture.   The shopping, dining, entertainment and tourism destination covers a total built up area of 232,000 square...

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5 questions with Bilal Ballout, CEO of BMB chocolate

5 questions with Bilal Ballout, CEO of BMB chocolate

HN chatted with Bilal Ballout to highlight the latest trends and challenges in the chocolate industry. What are the major challenges you are facing and how are you going about overcoming these? The challenges today come in many different waves. In the past, you could split the demand between clients...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts revamps iconic Swiss dishes

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts revamps iconic Swiss dishes

The creative juices have been flowing in the kitchens at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts where the hospitality firm’s director of food & beverage Europe has achieved a gastronomic feat – the reinvention of traditional Swiss dishes.   Thomas Hollenstein has married tradition with the culinary innovation for which Mövenpick is...

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