Abu Dhabi

Top 5 Dishes in Abu Dhabi (2017 edition).

Top 5 Dishes in Abu Dhabi (2017 edition).

Well, it’s only fair that if Dubai gets a chance at these sorts of lists, then Abu Dhabi does as well!  And, as all of these delicious dishes were consumed during 2017, I’ve decided to try and make this an annual thing.  In no particular […]

Cafe at the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Options for everyone.

Cafe at the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Options for everyone.

Some of my favorite meals have been in museums.  There’s something satisfying about viewing priceless art and then having a long conversation about everything you just saw with a pleasant bite to eat and putting your feet up for a rest and then heading back to […]

LARTE Abu Dhabi: What Fanr needed to be?

LARTE Abu Dhabi: What Fanr needed to be?

While living on Saadiyat Island circa 2014-2016, Hubs and I had a few routines in place.  One of those was to take out of town guests to the (now closed) Fanr.  This venue was an easy drive from our apartment at Saadiyat Beach Residences, and, while […]

Bord Eau: An elevated experience in Abu Dhabi.

Bord Eau: An elevated experience in Abu Dhabi.

It’s been awhile since I’ve dined at Bord Eau.  If memory serves, the last time I was there was with an Entertainer coupon for a buy one get one offer for the Hubs and myself.  Fast forward three years and I was happy to host a […]

Cafe Milano: Solid Italian and delightful service in the capital.

Cafe Milano: Solid Italian and delightful service in the capital.

My visit to Cafe Milano in Abu Dhabi has been a long time coming!  Having heard great things from foodie friends in the capital, I timed my reservation for an evening in early December.  With absolutely beautiful dining room views (ask for a table overlooking the […]

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 […]



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