United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2017: International retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. has announced its franchise partnership with acclaimed chef Thomas Keller to launch the first three Bouchon Bakeries outside the United States in Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar this year.
The first Bouchon Bakery opened in July 2003 by Keller, the award-winning American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, as a place that would foster community and provide one-of-a-kind breads in Yountville, California. Since then, the bakery has quickly blossomed beyond the Napa Valley into an important landmark throughout the United States which offers a genuine style of classic French boulangeries and a wide selection of artisanal breads and classic desserts inspired by Chef Keller’s childhood memories and of his time in France.
Keller ......read more
From Florida to Kuwait
Kuwait, 28 March 2017: The heat may be rising with summer on the horizon but Sloan’s Ice Cream will help keep you cool thanks to a variety of new flavors.
The ice cream parlor, based at The Promenade mall, is the place to go for a sweet treat and the new varieties will enhance the Sloans Ice Cream experience. Choose between Mint Chocolate Chunk, Raspberry Chocolate Chunk or Sloan’s Mud Pie, a coffee ice cream accompanied by fudge and graham crackers.Or tantalize your taste buds with Circus – a cotton candy flavored ice cream loaded with gummy bears – or how about a Cherries Jubilee, cherry ice cream mixed with chocolate chunks and juice dark cherries.
The range on offer might have you going nuts trying to make a choice and nuts could be your answer, in the form of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain, offering indulgence the healthier way, continuous it’s expansion around the GCC with its newest branch opening at iconic Guinness Record winning Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina in collaboration with LivNordic Spa and Wellness, Cayan Hospitality with further outlets following all over UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Qatar. The coffee shop provides a flawless blend of fashion and food for those seeking healthier alternatives to their favourite delights.
The official launch was attended by social media influencers, VIP guests, select media, & residents from Cayan Tower among other notable attendees. Some of the celebrity guests who graced the event was Lara Tabet, Official spokeswoman for Arab fashion council & tv presenter & Arif Mirza ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: A great event and European Food Product Presentation and Lunch took place in Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kuwait on the morning of 16th of February 2017.
Through a European program called “Great Flavors” campaign financed with the aid from the European Union and Greece, quality products certified by Protected Geographical indication (PGI) and Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) like gruyere cheese, pistachios, extra virgin olive oil, olives and currants, have the opportunity to demonstrate in Kuwaiti audience.
The vice president of Agricultural Association from Naxos, the Greek biggest island of Cyclades, Mr. Iakovos Valeris, supplier of the special cheese Gruyere, represented the program and hosted many guests like importers, distributors, Journalists and cheese buyers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE. The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the Atkins range, choosing a healthier option couldn’t be easier.
Why not indulge in a not so naughty nibble with the new Atkins Fudge Caramel bar. With 55% less carbohydrates than regular fudge caramel bars, it is perfect for those on the go.
Swap a Mars for a satisfying Atkins Fudge Caramel bar.
Atkins Fudge Caramel Bar
Serving Per 100g
Net Carbs: 4.8g
Serving ......read more
Dubai’s original & only organic famers’ market is once again set to delight visitors with fresh, local produce directly from growers and artisan food producers with no middlemen
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: Leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager Dubai Properties (DP) has announced the return of The Farmers’ Market at Bay Avenue Retail Promenade every Friday, 8:00am to 1:00pm, from now on until May 2017.
In partnership with Baker & Spice, an award-winning food shop and artisan restaurant and Taj Dubai Hotel in Bay Avenue, DP will host farmers from all over the UAE who will once again descend upon the 8th Farmers’ Market for the season with stalls bursting with daily picked, organic produce and seasonal ingredients.
This community-led initiative, that gives ......read more
Kuwait, 18 October 2016: KFC, the world-famous name in chicken has had its high standards of food quality and cleanliness certified in Kuwait, through a series of strict and on-going auditing processes. In 2015, KFC passed a total of 980 QA Audits in Kuwait and for 2016 running up to September it has passed 781, received from both the internal KFC audit team and a number of authorised external auditing companies.
KFC takes great care to adopt quality measures across all of its processes, particularly as it pinpoints all practices, ranging from storage products and methods of operation handled and prepared in the cooking process, for both in-store serving within any Kuwait branches and home deliveries. The company takes into account the highest food quality standards when it comes to cleanliness and precision, in order to ......read more
For the first time in Kuwait, experience the traditional taste of American BBQ.
Kuwait, 16 October 2016: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has ushered in the cooler evenings with the launch of its Southern American Barbeque nights every Wednesday.
The special themed-night, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, offers an unforgettable taste of classic American grills popular in the Southern states from North Carolina all the way to Texas. Set in a unique outdoor experience by the pool and beach area, the Southern theme is reflected in the ambiance and the scents of hickory-smoked meats, featuring an array of sumptuous premium slow-cooked beef brisket, baby back ribs smoked over Logwood, wings, salads and live cooking stations featuring burgers and chili dogs.
Daniel Irvine, the new ......read more
Hamburger restaurant will be located on Blajat Street in Salmiya
Kuwait, October 12, 2016: Alghanim Industries and The Wendy’s Company, which last year formed a strategic collaboration to expand the hamburger company across the MENA region, today announced plans to open their first Wendy’s restaurant in Kuwait. The restaurant will open by mid-December on Blajat Street in Salmiya. It will be a stand-alone location, able to seat up to 68 inside and 60 outside, open daily from 7am till 3am, with a drive-through and delivery service.
While this will be Alghanim Industries’ first Wendy's store in Kuwait, the brand is well established in the UAE, with 17 restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. In June, Alghanim Industries also announced plans to expand the brand into Saudi Arabia in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 31, 2016: Marked by generosity and giving, celebrate the spirit of community this Eid al-Adha by coming together with a personal gift from Cocosia Artisan Chocolates.
Hand-crafted in the UAE using only the finest ingredients, Cocosia prides itself on producing the highest-quality chocolates and bespoke chocolate gifts, which can be engraved and personalised to suit any requirements.
This Eid al-Adha, chocolates have been created with delightful Arabic detailing and come in an array of dark and white chocolate flavours perfect for combining with the key Cocosia collections or the sweet and delectable local dates to make a wonderful gift for family and friends.
Gift boxes can be created in a variety of sizes from subtle pairings through to deluxe and can be hand-pick to suit your needs. ......read more
The Cheesecake Factory, Joe’s Crab Shack, California Pizza Kitchen and many more new outlets, bringing the best of American under one roof at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2016: Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing a raft of America’s best-loved dining experiences to Dubai with celebrity favourites including, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack, Texas Roadhouse, Smashburger, Serendipity 3, Bareburger , Totilla which boasts ‘The Real Californian Burrito’ and for the very first time in the UAE, The Sugar Factory. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or to share, there is a vast array of new and delicious options to choose from making the mall the dining go-to destination. With new outlet openings taking place throughout the month of August and ......read more
Henkel & UAE-based Startup el Grocer strike first brand-based deal in the region
Once upon a time, grocery shopping used to be a fun and sought-after experience but in today’s fast paced life, it has become a real chore. Have you ever wondered how grocery shopping can get easier for you?
Much like in more developed markets like the United States, Dubai Residents have started embracing new services to bring much needed convenience to their lives. According to several surveys, ‘Grocery Shopping’ is one of the top 3 “chores” that people want to spend less time doing and need help with.
Enter el Grocer
Following international trends, a Dubai-based Startup, el Grocer, has launched a new grocery delivery App to help improve shoppers’ lives.
“Our Vision is to create a seamless and ......read more
A time count blessings – and portions
Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2016: Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning and educating families across the Middle East to conserve food and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared in the region is thrown out before being used or consumed.
The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a thousand schools and hospitals. In Bahrain, especially during festive periods, the demand for beef, mutton, chicken and related ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016: While Ramadan is a time to celebrate and appreciate blessings, it is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate and consider how to improve their future lives. Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning for families across the Middle East to conserve food during the Holy Month and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared during Ramadan is thrown out before being used or consumed.
The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2016: Monviso, the all-Italian minimally mineralized water, has launched its new Brand Ambassador program this month with the goal of giving the Arab world first access to the world’s purest mineral water. The program is a chance to make unlimited income, every single month, from the comfort of your own home by selling a product that people need and use, every single day. An ambassador is their own boss, making their own schedule and having the opportunity to work from any place they choose.
As a Monviso Brand Ambassador, one can gain commission of up to 15% on an infinite number of customers by selling the water to their contacts, then earning an additional commission when those contacts sell to others. The commission scheme is transparent and simple – for each customer an Ambassador ......read more
To mark Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has released a powerful video that perfectly captures the vivid, lingering memories – from life’s little ‘everyday’ moments – that bind every mother and child
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2016: Since it’s founding, Kinder Chocolate – the chocolate brand made especially for children – has served as the perfect, go-to snack for mothers looking to share joy-filled moments with their children. And now, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has taken its commitment to cementing mothers’ bond with their children even further, by orchestrating a touching video campaign that reflects that deep, palpable connection.
Released across the Gulf region a day before Mother’s Day (20 March), the video reveals the power ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 12 January, 2016: 360 MALL, Kuwait’s iconic shopping mall owned by Tamdeen Shopping Centers, has announced the opening of Asha’s, one of the most popular fine-dining Indian restaurants in the Middle East.
With a convenient and strategic location on the (Mezzanine Level), and easy access from “Multilevel Car Park”, the restaurant features a private dining area, making it an ideal venue for parties, special occasions and business lunches, in addition to take-out service.
The new venue in 360 MALL is contemporary in its décor and offers a vibrant environment. The limitless cultural and timeless appeal ties in to form the perfect synergy with 360 MALL, the go-to destination for a host of local and international shoppers seeking the best quality retail and dining experience.
Claudia ......read more
1. Pomegranate ginger and cranberry mocktail
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1 green apple
10 mint leaves
1 cup pomegranate seeds
3 cup cran-pomegranate juice
2 cups soda
1 cup ginger ale
Peel the ginger, apple and cut into dices
Add tall jug add the chopped ginger, apple, mint, and pomegranate and smash them a little bit by using pastel.
Add the cran-pomegranate juice, soda and ginger ale, shake the mocktail and serve
Serve for: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
2.Chicken Tenderloin with Cranberry Mustard Sauce
1 pound chicken tenderloins
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
2/3 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup Ocean ......read more
On 13 December, Kellogg’s hosted a farm-themed family event – designed to provide attendees with in-depth insights into the journey of its breakfast cereals from the field to your family breakfast table.
The event took place in a private garden in Al Barari – Dubai’s exceptional botanic haven – and brought together more than 12 mothers and children. Attendees truly indulged in the farm-like ambiance, complete with haystacks, decorative sunflower seeds, and a barnyard play area.
The event proved to be an engaging experience from beginning to end thanks to a slew of fun-filled activations including interactive entertainment and animation for children and a professional family photo shoot.
Kellogg’s nutritionist Hala Barghout was also on hand to give an insightful presentation on the story of ......read more
~ Tim Hortons launches Nutella filled Pastry Pockets with a concoction of chocolate and sugar coated pastry ~
Dubai UAE, December 7, 2015: Bite into the rich allure of Nutella in Nutella filled Pastry Pockets as they make their debut in participating Tim Hortons baked goods showcases across the GCC region. Taste buds would be pampered with the all new Nutella filled Pastry Pockets that is exclusively launched by Tim Hortons from December 1.
The blend of fresh taste of Tim Hortons baked goods with Nutella to create a phenomenal flavour pairing would entice you to come back for more. This is a melt-in-your-mouth, must-try treat; a delicious combination of flaky pastry filled with Nutella and dusted with sugar launched across the stores including UAE, Qatar, KSA, Oman, Kuwait.
Nutella filled Pastry Pockets has ......read more
As part of its mission to encourage families in the Middle East to be discerning with their children’s food choices,Kellogg’s is shedding unprecedented light on the natural origins of its breakfast cereals
Cereal giant Kellogg’s has long recognized that parents – especially mothers–across the Middle East want to fully understandthe journey of their family’s food, before it ever reaches their kitchen table.After all, for mothers, nourishing their family with delicious, wholesome food is an act of love – they do it with real passion, to support their children’s healthy development, and in the hope of creating lasting, treasured memories that will linger for a lifetime. And so, to further ensure that their efforts are not in vain, mothers are often willing to go the extra mile to feed ......read more
The irresistibly crunchy crisp brand Pringles will be unveils the world’s largest pyramid built out of cans at the GÉANT Hypermarket located in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai, UAE: November 15, 2015: Today, Pringles achieved a groundbreaking milestone that will go down in history: the leading snack brand became the official holder of the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Can Pyramid’. The massive pyramid was revealed at an exclusive event hosted by renowned radio DJ Kris Fade and held at the GÉANT Hypermarket located in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall. During the unveiling ceremony, the Pringles team was also granted an official Guinness World Record Certificate.
This incredible stunt was orchestrated by amassing a staggering 31,000 cans of Pringles – flavors ......read more
Crème de la Crème to open four new outlets in the coming year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2015: Alison Nelson, the creator of New York’s most popular chocolate store, flew to Dubai to celebrate the much-anticipated opening of Chocolate Bar’s tenth branch at Mall of the Emirates.
During her visit, Alison hosted a special lunch at the new outlet, revealing the history of Chocolate Bar and the inspiration behind the creation the dedicated menu for this region.
“I am honored to be in Dubai to celebrate this milestone. Opening ten outlets in such short time was a big challenge for both Mr. Saif Belhasa, the franchise owner, and me. Their support to make Chocolate Bar one of the most popular cafés in the UAE is immeasurable”, said Alison Nelson.
Mr. Saif Belhasa, Chairman of ......read more
Global superstar launches new Pringles Karaoke Kit to get the Summer party started
Eight time Grammy® Award winning singer Fergie can now add Pringles Can designer to her impressive résumé…
The global superstar appears in the popular snack brand’s latest campaign for the new Pringles Summer Karaoke Kit, and has even created her own bespoke cans with graffiti artist Nick van Hofwegen from Young and Sick, an up-and-coming music and arts project in New York. The cans feature inspiration from hot summer nights and eclectic parties with friends.
Fergie took some time out of recording her highly anticipated forthcoming solo album to try out the new Pringles Karaoke Kit, which instantly transforms any Pringles can into a working microphone plus speaker – the perfect summer party starter! ......read more
It's no surprise that Dubai is widely considered the culinary capital of the UAE. Its growing dining scene is a mix of beautifully decorated restaurants, famous chefs and Western and Eastern influences. You might have noticed the growing number of French eateries, a cuisine that’s famous for its fine ingredients and recipes. Let us take a look at some of the finest French restaurants in Dubai.
1. La Serre
La Serre is a relatively new French restaurant in Dubai that has got everybody talking about its lively atmosphere and diving dining. Part boulangerie and part bistro, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch and dinner here or simply stop by for a great coffee and a tasty pastry. The understated and chic decor gives it a refreshing atmosphere and the charming staffs are always willing to help you pick something off the menu. ......read more
Using De'Longhi Multifry Multicooker
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
100g cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic
2 cups water
Butter to taste
Hot pepper to taste
Olive oil, level 4
Salt to taste
Insert the paddle in the bowl.
Peel the garlic, dice ......read more
Lamb Thareed Recipe Submitted by Centro Sharjah Hotels by Rotana
This Ramadan server Lamb Thareed to your loved ones. See detailed Ingredients and prepration method below.
Serves 8-10 persons
1 kg lamb stew meat
1 ½ litres of water
2 cups of finely chopped onions
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of corn oil
1 tablespoon tomato ......read more
Using De'Longhi Multifry Multicooker
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
1 cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
½ kg finely lean ground meat (beef or lamb)
1 onion, grated
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground mixed spices*
Ice cold water or crushed ice
½ kg ground meat (beef or lamb)
1 large ......read more
Touch is the new black
Nespresso reveals the new Touch Collection an innovative range of cups designed to enhance the coffee experience
Dubai, UAE, 23 April, 2015 – Nespresso is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to create extraordinary coffee experiences. As a pioneer in the world of coffee, Nespresso looks to other forerunners in the world of fashion and design to ......read more
31 March, 2015, Kuwait: Popular Japanese Confectionary brand Yoku Moku is pleased to announce its latest store opening and first branch in Kuwait, located on Beirut Street, Kuwait City. In Yoku Moku’s third year of strategic alliance with Alsa Lifestyle & Apparel LLC and operation in the region, the addition marks the 20th store in an increasing portfolio, highlighting ongoing success ......read more
10,696 personalised jars sold in the UAE alone during the month of January
UAE, Dubai; 1st April 2015 - Nutella® is a brand of love, and certainly know the way to its fans hearts. After 51 years of continuous support, the world’s favourite hazelnut spread felt it was time to give back to the sweetest fans a brand could ask for, changing its name for a limited time only. ......read more
‘Mixology by Perrier’ presents Laurent Greco, one of the most famous mixologist in the world
Kuwait, 18 March 2015 – Raad Trading & Marketing Co. (Saud Abdulaziz Al Babtain & Brothers Group of Companies), the exclusive distributor of Perrier, the world-renowned carbonated water brand from France, has taken the art and craft of mixology a step further. In a ......read more
A new, unprecedented promotion by Kellogg’s allows you to redeem a personalized spoon each time you purchase two boxes of Coco Pops, Corn Flakes, Frosties or Special K cereal brands
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2015: Have you ever wondered if you are getting adequate nutrients from the Kellogg’s breakfast cereal you eat? Have you ever thought about what nutrients could be found in ......read more
TGI Fridays Gives More Reasons to be Thankful for the Weekend…
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2015: Well-known restaurant chain TGI Fridays has pulled out all the stops to woo even more UAE fans for its distinctive style of casual dining. The popular brand, which forms part of the Americana Group, has embarked on a programme of revamping its outlets and upgrading its menu with 30 new dishes, ......read more
Company paths way to launch 40 outlets across the UAE and GCC market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: International franchiser German Doner Kebab has invested AED 60 million in the UAE and Gulf region. Currently with over 20 functional outlets, an additional 40 outlets are in the pipeline, which will be opening by Q3, 2015.
Keeping speed with the competitive UAE market German Doner Kebab is ......read more
Dubai, UAE – April 30, 2014: Carluccio’s, the authentic Italian caffe, restaurant and foodshop announces the launch of its new Breakfast Menu. The menu has been developed to cater to trends focusing on better quality ingredients and healthy options.
The new breakfast menu includes a variety of frittatas, crepes, omelettes and freshly baked breads. Free range eggs are a new addition ......read more