Dubai

St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club: Afternoon delights.

St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club: Afternoon delights.

With everything going on this city, it’s sometimes difficult to stay on top of what’s open and what’s on offer.  In this instance, a bit belatedly, I decided to contact the St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, for a tour of not […]

The Lighthouse: Dubai Design District’s Does Right.

The Lighthouse: Dubai Design District’s Does Right.

Having been impressed by the interior at Molecule (but not too much else, unfortunately), I was ready to give one of the other d3 restaurants a try.  While I still had bad luck locating the venue (oh well, a few extra steps for the day […]

Zahira: Modern, elevated Middle Eastern cuisine.

Zahira: Modern, elevated Middle Eastern cuisine.

Having already heard great things about both Zahira and Chef Greg Malouf (unfortunately, I missed Cle when it was open), upon my return to Dubai after our trip to Australia, I was excited to try one of the latest entries to the city’s dining scene. […]

Bubbalicious: When food bloggers don’t pick the venue.

Bubbalicious: When food bloggers don’t pick the venue.

In case you somehow missed the memo that I am a complete and total food snob — especially when it comes to Friday brunches in Dubai — then this post will confirm my status.  And actually, upon reflection, I feel that I’m less a food snob […]

Peyote: DIFC’s newest kid on the block.

Peyote: DIFC’s newest kid on the block.

It’s a good thing I like Mexican, isn’t it? Next on my list is Peyote, a London offshoot found in DIFC featuring ‘modern Mexican.’  Much like other properties in Gate Village, the exterior and interior of the venue are suitably swank — slicker versions of both Loca […]

La Tablita: Mex-i-can!

La Tablita: Mex-i-can!

When an invite to La Tablita came through (via Instagram — gotta love modern technology), as an admitted fan of Mexican food, I was delighted to accept.  While it’s rare I visit this area of town (Healthcare City, specifically the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creekside), there […]

Jean-Georges Kitchen: New menu preview.

Jean-Georges Kitchen: New menu preview.

It’s been awhile since I made my way to the Four Seasons Jumeirah (still one of my favorite properties in the city), but I was delighted to be invited to taste the upcoming new menu at Jean-Georges Kitchen.  Walking downstairs, I loved the romantic lighting […]

Folly by Nick & Scott: Best of the Madinat?

Folly by Nick & Scott: Best of the Madinat?

When asked to film a spot for the Entertainer, a few locations were thrown out.  I immediately responded to Folly by Nick & Scott, as it seems like I am the last foodie in town to visit.  Now, while I wasn’t particularly impressed by my […]

Magnolia Bakery: One stop sweet shop.

Magnolia Bakery: One stop sweet shop.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten or more years, you might not have heard of Magnolia Bakery, a transplant from New York and one of the originators of the cupcake frenzy that took place at the end of the […]

Molecule: Fine design, but does the food match?

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 […]