Dubai

BB Social Dining: What DIFC didn’t know it was missing.

BB Social Dining: What DIFC didn’t know it was missing.

You probably thought DIFC had everything it needed, didn’t you? So did I. Thus, imagine my surprise when a new venue came along and is basically like, “Actually…how about we try this?” Take a former art gallery and transform it into a unique multi-level restaurant, […]

La Môme: A waste of a perfectly “nice” outfit.

La Môme: A waste of a perfectly “nice” outfit.

“Inspired by the beauty of vintage France, La Môme Dubai serves homemade French cuisine and exquisite wines with a breathtaking view over Dubai’s skyline.” As excited as I have been by recent restaurants (Cabin and Bhar), my optimistic mood was promptly and quickly shut down […]

Cabin: A hidden gem in Barsha South.

Cabin: A hidden gem in Barsha South.

I’m going to admit to something you might have already guessed.  For the past month, I have been in a bit of an eating slump.  There, I’ve recognized my problem.  And as someone who genuinely loves food, this is a giant bummer.  To not be […]

Holiday at Home: Clinton St. Baking Company.

Holiday at Home: Clinton St. Baking Company.

Let’s get one thing straight about Dubai — for the most part, the cookers (ovens) here are small.  Too small, in fact, to do much of anything useful, especially when a holiday meal is involved.  With thirty hungry diners invited to our villa, I knew […]

Top Five Appetizers in Dubai.

Top Five Appetizers in Dubai.

It seems fair that if I had a Top 5 desserts in Dubai, so it goes, I should put together a list for the rest of the meal as well (even if I’m going in a somewhat random order).  Anyway, whoever committed to the idea […]

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 […]



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