Dubai

360: Memorable for the wrong reasons.

360: Memorable for the wrong reasons.

Friday evening 180° brunch at 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel The evening 180° brunch includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian bites such as sumptuous dim sum, sushi and innovative bar snacks for only AED295 between 7-10pm. The hardcore party-goers can continue into the night with […]

Revisiting The Observatory…

Revisiting The Observatory…

One thing that makes recommending restaurants challenging is not being able to revisit and see how (and if) the menus, kitchen, and service hold up.  As I’m always trying to test new venues on the market, keeping up with old favorites becomes difficult.  Thus, realizing […]

Katsuya by Starck: Perfectly Pleasant.

Katsuya by Starck: Perfectly Pleasant.

Before the move to Al Naseem, I visited Katsuya at the original location in Dubai Mall and remember lamenting about the lack of licensing.  And, while my memory starts to fail in my late 30s, I believe I’ve also been to the original Katsuya in […]

Waka Dubai: The latest in Latin American.

Waka Dubai: The latest in Latin American.

When two trusted foodie pals both gave Waka a thumbs up, the restaurant seemed a perfect place to meet up with some of our oldest Dubai friends (stopping through on a trip from Singapore to the UK).  Navigating the super fun construction dilemmas of Business […]

Little Miss India: A new entry on the Palm.

Little Miss India: A new entry on the Palm.

I’ll be upfront and say the name of this restaurant is a bit off-putting.  My inner feminist wasn’t all too happy to the point where I had to tell myself to get over my feelings and just go for a nice meal already, but let […]

Al Grissino: A food blogger is conflicted.

Al Grissino: A food blogger is conflicted.

It’s November 2017, and I’ve been reviewing restaurants across the world for nearly two years, and I’ve never been more conflicted about a venue than Al Grissino. When earlier plans went awry but I had a blowout that I didn’t want to waste (shallow living […]

St. Regis Dubai, downtown elegance.

St. Regis Dubai, downtown elegance.

I’m beginning a bit of a love affair with this brand, am I not?  This is my third visit to the luxury SPG category this year, with visits to the spa at St. Regis Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club and the forget your wallet St. Regis […]

Toro + Ko Dubai: Terrific Tapas.

Toro + Ko Dubai: Terrific Tapas.

When a restaurant is so good that your foodie friend from Boston alerts you to the fact that a branch is opening in your city, you take notice.  Thus, I was intrigued by Toro + Ko before I had even entered the venue.  Located in […]

St. Regis Dubai Afternoon Tea, Sidra.

St. Regis Dubai Afternoon Tea, Sidra.

Having already experienced an impressive afternoon tea ceremony at the sister property, St. Regis Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club, I was excited to see how the St. Regis Dubai would approach this classic event.  At Sidra, my friend and I chose a table on […]



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