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Is Lowe worth the drive?

Is Lowe worth the drive?

Having heard wonderful things from my favorite local chef/part-time food reviewer (Reif Othman), I knew I had to bump Lowe to the top of my Dubai review list (currently, with 38 restaurants –  yikes!).  Although a bit of a challenge to get to (let’s face […]

Alici, subtle flavors at Bluewaters Dubai.

Alici, subtle flavors at Bluewaters Dubai.

For reasons I’ll get into later in a later post, last week was a weird week.  There were highs and lows, and as my 38th year drew to a close, I decided to meet up with a friend for a long lunch on Thursday afternoon […]

Oak Room, Abu Dhabi shines.

Oak Room, Abu Dhabi shines.

While staying at the Edition Abu Dhabi, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy a meal at Oak Room.  Having already heard fabulous things from other foodie friends in Abu Dhabi, I was delighted to check out one of the newest steakhouses in the city, […]

Kizmet, a chic evening near the opera.

Kizmet, a chic evening near the opera.

Look at me writing again!  After a terrible run of underwhelming restaurants and many one-off fun festive evenings, I have been more than ready to get back into the Dubai dining scene. Enter, Kizmet. Located at the Dubai Opera plaza, (not, as I was somehow […]

Tresind Studio, an elevated fine dining experience.

Tresind Studio, an elevated fine dining experience.

Having visited the ‘old’ Tresind and recently dined at the revamped version (and having tested brunch and dinner Carnival by Tresind), I was delighted to be invited to the newly launched Tresind Studio.  Due to a hectic schedule this month, I was relatively late to the mix, and, […]

Mingles*: Subtle Seoul, #11 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2018.

Mingles*: Subtle Seoul, #11 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2018.

As my first four days in Seoul were a bit of a disaster (read about the events here), I was desperate to make something of the trip, even if on the last day.  Enter, Mingles.  As I researched fine dining restaurants in the city, hoping […]

Soneva Fushi: Barefoot in paradise.

Soneva Fushi: Barefoot in paradise.

One of the best things about living in the UAE is our easy access to tropical destinations on the Indian Ocean — Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Mauritius, and of course, the Maldives.  In this island nation, there are numerous resorts and hotels to choose from.  […]

The Tasting Counter: Cambridge fine dining.

The Tasting Counter: Cambridge fine dining.

With one night in the Boston area on our agenda, we reached out to fellow DINKs Lexi and Matt to see if a) they wanted to meet up and b) what their recommendations were.  After a few ideas were shared, we ended on Tasting Counter, […]

Tresind Revisited.

Tresind Revisited.

When I first started this blog back in 2016, Tresind was one of the first ‘big’ fine dining experiences I had in Dubai (read my original review, here).  I was struck by the creativity, which is also echoed in the sister restaurant, Carnival by Tresind, […]



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