Khalidia Palace Hotel by Mourouj Gloria, a new five-star property located in Dubai’s historic Deira district, is on track to launch by Q4 2023.
On September 16, 2023, renowned chefs Youssef Akiki and Davy Tissot collaborated on a fundraising culinary event at brût in Hrajel, Lebanon. The event was a celebration of Lebanese cuisine and a testament to the country’s culinary prowess, with all proceeds dedicated to acquiring equipment for a Lebanese culinary school.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa to its portfolio of resorts in KSA.
In today’s dynamic culinary landscape, a host of rising talents are igniting a new wave of creativity in the kitchen.
Chef Youssef Akiki is not just a culinary master but also a true ambassador for Lebanon. He has earned a global reputation for his innovative and authentic approach to Lebanese cuisine. He is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company and the visionary behind brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers an immersive experience in Levantine cuisine. Additionally, Akiki has launched Butler’s Table offering Mediterranean cuisine with vibrant, fresh ingredients. As a board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries, and through his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon, as well as thrilling collaborations such as the one with celebrity chef Davy Tissot at brût in Hrajel-Lebanon this September 16, Akiki is committed to putting Lebanon on the international culinary map.
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh has appointed chef Hamzeh Abu Elfoul as its new culinary director. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Abu Elfoul brings a wealth of international culinary expertise and a remarkable portfolio of luxury hospitality brands to his role.
As an ambitious F&B enthusiast with an insatiable appetite for traveling and exploring new cultures, cuisines and concepts, Andre Alexy has brought his passion to life with Amazónico Dubai. We sat down with the restaurateur to find out what makes Amazonico a go-to culinary destination.
The USA Cheese Guild cements the United States’ reputation as a premier supplier of award-winning cheeses
The USA Cheese Guild, an advocate for American dairy farmers and the US cheese community, plays a vital role in raising global awareness of the exceptional cheeses originating from the USA. Recent endeavors by the guild have been aimed at informing chefs, importers and consumers about the artistry, quality, innovation, diversity and versatility showcased by USA cheeses. These initiatives have significantly increased awareness across international markets, spotlighting the assortment of high-quality and diverse cheese varieties produced in the USA.
Anantara resort is set to launch in the UAE later this year. Now in the final stages of development, Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will open in Q4 and will be the brand’s ninth property in the UAE.