Month: February 2018

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LUIGIA, RIXOS PREMIUM JBR

Like Italian food? Yes? – keep reading and prepare to feel hungry! The arrival of Luigia has been nothing short of exciting, and I for one was eager to try out the new Italian restaurant in Rixos Premium on JBR.  Picture perfect🌷📸 #Luigia #Petali #Dubai #JBR #Italian A post shared by LUIGIA – The Best of Italy (@luigiadubai) on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:08am PST With 4 successful Luigia venues already dotted around Europe, the much-loved Italian restaurant places an emphasis on authenticity, simplicity and quality. Recognised by Gambero Rosso as one of the top 10 pizzerias in the world, this award-winning Italian restaurant, founded by Luigi Guarnaccia and Enrico Coppola, is really as good as they say it is!  It’s definitely not a small space, but with a collection of different tables and chairs in all heights, shapes and size, the restaurant doesn’t feel too empty, even if only a few of the tables are full. There is a large bar that covers one side of the restaurant, and an open kitchen at the …

Cauliflower Steak Cumin, Lime and Chili Marinade, Avocado Salsa, Wilted Spinach and Poached Egg

FLAMINGO ROOMS BY TASHAS

Winner, winner – we have found one of our favourite dinners! If you, like me, have long been a fan of Tashas in Galleria Mall, then you will fall in love with the new Flamingo Rooms by Tashas. Located on the Turtle Lagoon at Jumeirah Al Naseem, neighbouring other fantastic restaurants such as Il Borro and Black Tap, this vibrant and stylish outdoor hub is becoming one of my favourite spots in Dubai. Let me set the scene for you – it’s a balmy Saturday afternoon on arrival at Flamingo Rooms and the restaurant is flowing with people, enjoying birthdays, baby showers or like me, catching up with my maid-of-honour-to-be over a delicious lunch and a glass of South African champagne. Having only been back a week from Cape Town, it was the perfect spot to dissipate any holiday blues, and with the sun shining outside, we picked a seat by the bay windows.  There are SO many things to love about this spot! Natasha’s (the owner) signature attention to detail is prevalent in every aspect of the …

Pan Roasted Cod 3

THE ATLANTIC, SOUK AL BAHAR DUBAI

I have long wanted to try the new restaurant that now occupies the space where Mango Tree once sat and with the new year in full swing, we finally found a Friday to indulge in a ‘traditional Dubai night’ – an evening spent watching the fountains, browsing Souk Al Bahar and having a delicious dinner (instead of your standard day-time brunch). The new-comer (which has probably been open nearly a year now), The Atlantic Dubai is the first international outpost of the flagship restaurant in Melbourne helmed by dynamic culinary duo Nick Mahlook and Sam Hocking, renowned for their culinary flair. Located in the heart of downtown Dubai, The Atlantic Dubai is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Burj Khalifa, and situated along the Souk Al Bahar’s extensive waterfront promenade overlooking the majestic Dubai fountains – it is probably the best views of the fountains you will get (unless you stand on the promenade, which let’s be honest, is no fun without a drink!). Whilst Mango Tree looked a bit tired, the new The Atlantic …