Pioneering restaurateurs Donald Battal, Khaled Nazha, and Jad Abou Jaoude, in partnership with talented chef Patrick Merheb, have united to launch “NAMA by the Beach,” a beach bar restaurant that is poised to elevate Jounieh’s culinary scene. With its eclectic Mediterranean menu, expertly crafted cocktails, and beach vibes, NAMA offers a truly elevated dining experience, putting this historic Lebanese town back on the culinary map.
Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has expanded its culinary offerings on the local scene with the launch of Le Carré by Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, a new service providing world-class catering for events and celebrations throughout Saudi Arabia’s capital city and across the kingdom.
Haider Madani, owner of CASSETTE and NETTE Dubai, has an insatiable appetite for great food, music and art. Here, he describes his journey and future plans.
Anthony Khashan started his career as a bartender in Beirut before founding Straightup group in 2018. Here, he discusses Octave, his latest venture that’s set to redefine the Lebanese nightlife scene.
With three decades of experience in the hospitality industry and the food and beverage sector, Ramzi Samir Moghabghab has dedicated his career to spreading the authentic taste of Lebanon in his own unique way. Here, the successful restaurateur and GM of Enab shares his story and what he has planned for the future.
With a plethora of new restaurant openings, the Middle East’s gastronomic scene is flourishing; some homegrown brands are even venturing further into Europe.
Addmind’s latest concept, ARIA restaurant, which launched in summer 2022, recently reopened its doors.
A greener picture of BOCA with Omar Shihab, founder and chief sustainability officer of BOCA restaurant
Omar Shihab, founder and chief sustainability officer of BOCA restaurant, is a versatile professional, who has taken on various roles in the hospitality industry. He has led a team of skilled chefs, managers, designers and experts to create exceptional hospitality concepts in the Gulf. A passionate advocate for sustainability, local sourcing and innovative dining experiences, Shihab has introduced several sustainability initiatives at BOCA, including waste reduction and local sourcing. He has been recognized for his efforts, winning the Gault&Millau UAE 2022 Sustainability Champion award, and is also an advisor to the UAE Restaurant Group and represents Food Made Good UAE, Thriving Solutions and Azraq.
LPM Restaurant & Bar has announced the appointment of Nicolas Budzynski as its new CEO. Budzynski, who previously served as the global operations director of LPM Restaurant & Bar, will now lead the company’s strategic direction and oversee operations on a global level.