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International steakhouse, STK will open  its flagship location at The Address Downtown Hotel next month. . . Following its success in JBR, STK is in the final stages of setup before opening its doors this summer to a new location in Downtown at the recently refurbished The Address Hotel. . . Classic steakhouse options see a modern twist at this venue for meat lovers and non-steak-lovers alike. The menu offerings include various cuts of tender beef, a selection of toppings, sauces and with entrees including fish, oysters and more.
As a part of their preparations for the Holy Month, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay has set up Ramadan Sharing Fridges for the second consecutive year. With their mantra of ‘think globally, act locally’, the vision of the Sharing Fridges is to benefit the neighbouring community in the Business Bay area. This Ramadan, the fridges have been launched today with a splash of colour and the spirit of togetherness, as Steigenberger partners with the artists of Mawaheb to share their talent and loving energies at this noble initiative. . . Mawaheb from Beautiful People is a Dubai based art studio for Determined Ones (adults with special needs from 16 years and above) and a close partner of Steigenberger Hotel; the stunning graffiti of their German artist Vincent Bauer is on display at Brothaus Bakery-Bistro. This Ramadan, Vincent Bauer and Nazeer Ali, along with their mentor Alan Mongrey from Mawaheb have created a live graffiti on the sharing fridges. The initiative aims at promoting inclusion, encouraging community service and celebrate the spirit of Ramadan.
Leading French pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre, executive pastry chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, the country’s foremost chocolate shop, pâtisserie, restaurant, lounge and chocolate salon, wowed a select group of chefs at a recent event in Dubai, hosted by the European Union and the Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière (CNIEL). . . Taking place at Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Bacheyre was on hand to highlight the very finest cream imported from France, in front of Chefs from the UAE, thanks to its creation: Le Pur, a delicate totally white pastry, consisting of vanilla cremeux, genoa bread, and white chocolate ganache. . . Chef Bacheyre said: “Every time I come to Dubai it’s always pleasure to showcase the techniques and methods to create these wonderful pastries. There has undoubtedly been an increase in the number of restaurants and chefs incorporating the French pastry style to their menus and that in turn has seen a significant increase in the number of chefs using French cream, which is obviously an integral part of the recipe.”
Dino’s Bistro Italiano Opens At Pearl Rotana . . Located on the ground floor of the new hotel, the venue will offer its guests classic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. . . Dino’s Bistro Italiano has a capacity of 110 guests , with the option to dine indoors seated at the bar or in a private area, reserved for celebratory occasions.
Fairmont Dubai Set To Open New Sports Bar . . Just in time for the FIFA World Cup 2018, The Trophy Room at Fairmont Dubai is set to open in the beginning of June. . . The new venue will offer a menu that includes match day favourites from golden chicken nuggets to beverages topped with bacon-stuffed olives, parmesan cheese and home-made beef jerky as a stir stick.
Wagamama Opens First Sharjah Restaurant . . The popular London eatery has expanded into their second Emirate in the UAE. . . Located in Al Juraina District within the newly opened mall Zero 6, the debut restaurant offers seating for 110 customers within a contemporary dining space spanning 180 square metres including wagamama’s trademark communal dining tables and outdoor terrace area.
Freedom Pizza has opened its first branch in Sharjah at Al Nahda, Industrial Area 7. The store, which has a cosy dine-in area, is open from 10:30am until midnight from Sunday to Wednesday, with extended hours on Thursday and Friday until 2am. . . Residents of Sharjah can also place orders for delivery via the Freedom Pizza website or app. Additionally when downloading the Freedom app, pizza lovers will receive a complimentary small signature pizza in their digital wallet.
The Asateer Tent will return to Atlantis The Palm this Ramadan, with the addition of culinary delights from celebrity chef restaurants, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Giorgio Locatelli’s, Ronda Locatelli. . . The iftar and suhoor buffet at the Asateer Tent will showcase dishes designed by each kitchen to pay homage to traditional Emirati cuisine, while offering a modern twist on some classic dishes.
Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche Opens Seafood Restaurant . . The new venue, Seascape, offers a wide range of seafood delicacies for guests to choose from. . . Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager of Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, said: “We invite everyone to Seascape for an exceptionally satisfying gastronomic experience. Serving the freshest catch, straight from the fish market in Ajman and prepared by a highly-skilled culinary team, this restaurant is all set to be Ajman’s new icon for seafood lovers, whether they are tourists or UAE residents.”
French pastry chef Lucas Beyries held a workshop for UAE chefs at the @GreenhouseFoodstuff Innovation Centre last month. . . Beyries did a full demonstration of four sweet and four savoury recipes in an interactive session with the attendees using Delifrance’ new range of ready to use products.
Buddha-Bar Beach has made its Middle East debut, bringing its Pacific Rim cuisine and cocktails to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. . . “Buddha-Bar Beach is a concept based on a unifying philosophy. It creates a space in which guests enjoy diverse yet complementary experiences,” Marwan Fadel, general manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi said.
Coffee Planet has been supplying customers in foodservice, retail and business across the Middle East and beyond since 2005 and is now one of the largest speciality coffee vendors in the region. . . Visit www.hotelnewsme.com to read about the company’s latest offerings
Madinat Jumeirah, comprising of four hotels, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Al Naseem, has announced the appointment of seven new chefs who will be directed by new resort executive chef, Hans Lentz. . . Before joining Madinat Jumeirah, chef Hans held the role of executive chef at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. Leading the team at Madinat Jumeirah, Chef Hans says, “A great culinary team doesn’t distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes, but by how well they handle those mistakes.”
Chocolatier Confiserie Sprüngli opens a stand-alone boutique and cafe in The Dubai Mall following its launch in the capital. . .  The Swiss chocolatier expands in the UAE with its new boutique and café in the Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall. This is the chocolatier’s second branch opening in five months in the UAE and first in Dubai with the first being located at The Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.
The Chickery has opened its first location in the Middle East at La Mer. . . Since opening in Toronto in 2012, the brand has expanded into several locations in the USA and now in the UAE. . . The rotisserie’s menu, crafted by The Food Network’s chef David Adjey, and chef Spike Mendelsohn focuses on Southern-style comfort food as the chefs’ creations aim to change expectations on what fast food can be.
Reel Cinemas Launches Middle East’s First Dine-In Cinema . . The cineplex, operated by Emaar Entertainment has partnered with chef Guy Fieri to conceptualise the experience. . . Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar and Dine-in Cinema by Reel Cinemas at Jebel Ali Recreation Club offers restaurant-prepared meals from Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen, which are delivered to the table of movie goers while watching a film.
A New Terrace Lounge Has Opened At Jw Marriott Marquis . . From Beirut to Dubai, Seven Sisters bring its laid back lounge culture to Business Bay. . . Located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Seven Sisters represents the elements of an oasis- the sun, moon, stars, sky, water, wind and flora across the venue, from the interior design to the food and bar menus and live entertainment.
A premium concept in soft serve ice cream, which offers quirky flavours adorned with pure edible gold has launched in the UAE at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights. . .  Signature flavours on the menu include The Rolling Luxury which is a soft serve ice cream covered with pure edible gold in a waffle cone laced with crunchies and sprinkles of saffron, available in fior di pistachio variegato, French vanilla, chocolate and lotus flavours while My Precious is a piece of art also created with soft serve ice cream flavours available on a selection of wafer cones, cups and rolls, laced with pistachio sauce and lotus biscuit crumbs.