Molecule: Fine design, but does the food match?

Would you believe I’ve never been to D3?  Hubs visits quite regularly for work, but I’ve never had the opportunity to maneuver the set of turns and flyovers it takes to get there.  Thus, with said Hubs out of town for the weekend and a newly opened restaurant, I decided I would go and check out […]

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3 Fils: Unique plates in Jumeirah 2.

3 Fils has been gaining some traction around town, and it felt like my duty as a foodie to head over and give the venue a try.  Serving ‘Modern Asian Cuisine with Japanese influence,’ I wanted to see how exactly the concept of the food translated onto the plate.  To start, as the Food Sheikh […]

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Viceroy Palm Jumeirah, Dubai: Miami vibes and beautiful skylines.

As an author of a book taking place entirely in a hotel, there is literally nothing I love more than visiting a new hotel.  I love lobbies and people watching.  I love clean sheets and breathtaking views.  I love luxury toiletries and staying in bed for hours.  Fortunately, the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah delivers on the […]

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Weekend links.

This week turned out much different than I originally thought it would!  I sincerely enjoyed my stay at the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah and am more than ready for a relaxed weekend. This melted my face — when food reviews go for the jugular.  (Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and there have been some venues […]

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Quattro Passi: Viceroy Palm Jumeirah.

What’s a new property without a brand new restaurant?  Continuing my exploration of Italian cuisine (this makes my 4th tasting in a month, perhaps I’ll be an expert by the time I depart for Rome next month…) in the UAE, I was happy to find a mid-week lunch spot at Quattro Passi located at the recently […]

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LèTen: Quiet delights at Dubai Mall.

LeTen is one of those restaurants that everyone seems to know about that I have somehow missed (for years).  As I’m a routine enjoyer of Shake Shack when visiting Dubai Mall (and a fan of keeping traditions), it was therefore nice to force myself to try something different.  Tucked away from the bustling crowds on […]

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Roberto’s Dubai: Outstanding school night vibes.

How can two restaurants (with the same name and menu) have such completely different vibes?  I suppose visiting one at lunch, and one at dinner might have something to do with that…  Perhaps I’ll need to revisit both properties at another time to be sure. 😉  For dinner at the Roberto’s DIFC property, I arrived […]

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