3Fils, an award-winning contemporary Asian restaurant

3Fils, an award-winning contemporary Asian restaurant

3Fils, a harbor-side community-style restaurant serving premium Asian dishes with a Japanese twist, has been piling up awards for quite some time, topping the list at the inaugural MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards (2022), Forbes Top 10 Coolest Places To Eat (2019) and TimeOut Dubai’s Best Asian Restaurant for three consecutive years (2018-2020). Ahmed Saleh, CEO of The Lab Holding, which operates 3Fils, explains how this homegrown concept has been able to go head-to-head with multinational restaurants. 

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L’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie awards Mickael Gantner, executive chef of Central Beirut

L’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie awards Mickael Gantner, executive chef of Central Beirut

Members of l’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie met at Centrale restaurant in November to award French chef Mickael Gantner with an honorary diploma from L’Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie.  

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Le Phénicien is awarded by l’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie

Le Phénicien is awarded by l’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie

In November, members of l’Académie Libanaise de la Gastronomie organized a lunch at Le Phénicien restaurant (Horch Tabet, Beirut) to award the owner, Habib Hadid, with the Special Price.

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A food legacy with Orfali Bros

A food legacy with Orfali Bros

Syrian chef Mohammad Orfali has turned his passion for food into a family affair by launching Orfali Bros with his siblings Wassim and Omar. The trendy bistro in Dubai serves reimagined Levantine dishes that constantly push the boundaries. Here, we learn more about the concept.

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Hunter & Barrel opens at Vida Emirates Hill, Dubai

Hunter & Barrel opens at Vida Emirates Hill, Dubai

Paying homage to the region’s history of land and sea hunting, Hunter & Barrel has opened its doors at Vida Emirate’s Hills, offering clients a range of charcoal roasted meats and vegetables, a selection of coffee and barrel-aged craft beverages.

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Italian restaurant and lounge to open in DIFC

Italian restaurant and lounge to open in DIFC

Set to open in August 2021 in the heart of Dubai International Financial Center, Chic Nonna will feature an Italian restaurant on the ground floor and a lounge bar on the first floor.

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Leila Min Lebnen expands KSA operation

Leila Min Lebnen expands KSA operation

Leila Min Lebnen KSA is a home-grown Lebanese restaurant, has opened its second branch in Riyadh. This brings the total to four branches in Lebanon and 13 across the Arab world. These operate in the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. The interior offers guests a design that is authentically-traditional, but with...

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First 400 Gradi restaurant debuts outside of Australia

First 400 Gradi restaurant debuts outside of Australia

Award-winning Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco has debuted his first 400 Gradi Italian restaurant brand outside of Australia in the Middle East with the opening of the restaurant at The Avenues Bahrain, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.   Chef Di Francesco said: “This is a...

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