Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi: First Looks.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: First Looks.

As a former resident of Saadiyat Island, I have long been looking forward to the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.  In my initial commute to work, I crossed the bridge every day and would peer to my right to see the progress of the […]

JW Steakhouse Abu Dhabi: An unexpected Chef’s Menu.

JW Steakhouse Abu Dhabi: An unexpected Chef’s Menu.

I got a bit of a sneak preview of JW Steakhouse when I filmed a recent episode of What’s Cooking UAE earlier in the year (you can see the whole thing here, should you be interested).  At that time, I met Chef Stephan, one of […]

99 Sushi (and a sake ain’t one).

99 Sushi (and a sake ain’t one).

That pun makes no sense. My love of sushi is a deep one, and nary a week goes by that I don’t consume raw fish in some capacity.  Thus, when a restaurant like 99 Sushi Bar announced it was opening its doors in Abu Dhabi, […]

Toro Toro Abu Dhabi: Olé!

Toro Toro Abu Dhabi: Olé!

Certain properties come with specific expectations, don’t they?  With Chef Richard Sandoval behind a brand that is already well established in the region, including restaurants in both Doha and Dubai, I was excited to visit the recently opened Toro Toro in Abu Dhabi (as the […]

What’s Cooking UAE: Delecto.

What’s Cooking UAE: Delecto.

Thought you might enjoy viewing one of my episodes with What’s Cooking, UAE.  Feel free to visit their YouTube channel to enjoy other episodes. Are there any venues you think we should visit next?

An evening with Chef Carlos Gaytan at Emirates Palace.

An evening with Chef Carlos Gaytan at Emirates Palace.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in 2017 (and for that, well, maybe I can’t blame you, given the current state of the world), you’ll know that Emirates Palace has played host to a number of globally renowned chefs throughout the year.  I’ve been […]

Marriott Al Forsan, not quite perfection in Khalifa City.

Marriott Al Forsan, not quite perfection in Khalifa City.

We’ve probably already established I am a creature of habit, and as such, my time in Abu Dhabi is primarily focused on Saadiyat or the main island.  Thus, when an opportunity to explore a bit more of my former city, my interest was piqued.  For the […]

The Grill, Marriott Al Forsan: Protein paradise.

The Grill, Marriott Al Forsan: Protein paradise.

Looking forward to dining with Abu Dhabi friends we hadn’t seen in far too long, anticipation was high for our meal at The Grill.  The restaurant — like the majority of the venues at the Marriott Al Forsan — is located on the main floor, […]

Courtney at Catch for What’s Cooking, UAE?

Courtney at Catch for What’s Cooking, UAE?

Had a blast filming my first episode of What’s Cooking, UAE? at Catch this week, and I thought I would share some of the behind the scenes action with you.  A fully edited episode full of recipes and other highlights will air later in the year […]



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