NYC’s Two Michelin Starred Italian Gem Arrives in the Desert – Marea Dubai

NYC’s Two Michelin Starred Italian Gem Arrives in the Desert – Marea Dubai

When we heard that that Marea, one of the Big Apple’s best hotspots for high-end Italian, had opened in Dubai we became filled with excitement and anticipation, not to mention a slight sense of anxiety.   Having found their new home in what many consider the most fickle part of Dubai, The Gates in DIFC, the question became whether or not these guys would be able to win the hearts and stomachs of the lunch crowd and after work crew, many of whom remain fiercely loyal to the long standing La Petite Maison and Zuma.  

Viva la Villamoré: Dubai's Mediterranean Hideaway

Viva la Villamoré: Dubai's Mediterranean Hideaway

Villamoré, Dubai’s latest Mediterranean hotspot, is a zillion miles away from the opulence you witness when you enter the Emerald Palace Kempinski which is a swirl of glitz, glamour, and gold. This is Dubai’s best-kept secret with killer views and an entire Antipasti Room that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Trèsind: The Rebirth of Indian Cuisine

Trèsind: The Rebirth of Indian Cuisine

Trèsind Dubai is in a relatively unassuming yet non-offensive hotel. But keep an open mind because you will be delighted with the modernist Indian cuisine. This isn’t just about an Indian restaurant, though - it’s about unravelling a story and experience and revealing the heartbeat within the brand.

HIDE...From Your Amex

HIDE...From Your Amex

Three-storey Hide had been mentioned by our buddies in the UK who had been to both Ground (more casual a la carte) and Above (tasting menu only) at the much-talked about Mayfair restaurant. An indoor car lift, a gigantic spiral staircase…The only thing to do was experience Hide for ourselves.

Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Who knew such an elegant fine dining restaurant was sitting tucked away inside a boutique hotel in Johannesburg? I certainly wasn't expecting it! But one evening, I found myself perched atop a plush high back chair within a glass-encased dining room at a table dressed with thick luxurious linens. 

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

When I was getting ready to head to Mythos for dinner, I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical about its location. I know JLT, or Jumeirah Lake Towers, for its offices and, despite the rave reviews, could not picture a really cosy Greek restaurant in this part of Dubai.