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Mint Leaf of London: Chef Pradeep shines.

Mint Leaf of London: Chef Pradeep shines.

There probably isn’t a restaurant that has been on my ‘need to review’ list longer than Mint Leaf of London.  Having enjoyed our last trip to the Emirates Financial Tower, Hubs and I were happy to return to visit Chef Pradeep (who was the genius behind […]

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 […]

The Experience by Reif Othman: Dubai’s original fine dining.

The Experience by Reif Othman: Dubai’s original fine dining.

Let me start by admitting something to all of you; I had purposely been saving this venue for a special occasion.  Knowing I was in for something unique, I specifically avoided dining at The Experience by Reif Othman until I had something suitable on the […]

Librije’s Zusje**

Librije’s Zusje**

“Distinctive. Contemporary. Ingredients from around the world blended with the finest produce from local farmers. Executive Chef Sidney Schutte will take you on a vibrant culinary journey.”    While I’ve been super fortunate to tick off some of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in […]

Attica: #32, World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Attica: #32, World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

When we saw the Chef’s Table episode for Attica, I was impressed.  And the continued honors for the restaurant and Chef Ben Shewry have been many — as the current Australasia best restaurant (2017), I literally couldn’t wait to enjoy a meal at the venue. […]

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 […]

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: Alba.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: Alba.

Alba is the open air all day dining destination at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.  Designed in a pleasantly modern Mediterranean style, the high ceilings, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating all add to a relaxed experience.  Having had a breakfast buffet in my time […]

‘PLAY by Day’ Brunch: Delightful food and frustrating service.

‘PLAY by Day’ Brunch: Delightful food and frustrating service.

In a serious Dubai foodie faux pas, I had only previously visited Play as part of the Foodiva’s dine around (about this time last year).  During our visit, I was impressed by not only the food but also the design and overall atmosphere of the restaurant […]

Sühring: #13 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Sühring: #13 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Where to begin?  As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, in a city like Bangkok, visitors are absolutely spoiled for new, exciting and modern restaurants, from fine dining to street food (and just about everything in between).  Previous to dining at Sühring, I hadn’t heard […]



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