A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve – she meant that maybe we would see a grander scale movement towards modern middle eastern cooking in this city’s restaurants.
SARAH WALTON: A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve…
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SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Wa-hoo, McDonald’s has opened in Salalah. You’re in trouble if the the fast food eatery sets the standard in your home town.
SARAH WALTON: She’s a force of nature who looks as if she’ll fit in perfectly. But what’s her take on the glitz and glamour of Dubai?
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ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you can tear yourself away from your peanuts or your, ah, ‘blueberry muffin’ you might learn a few sobering facts.
MICH CAFE: The current hoo-hah in the UK over horse meat found in hamburgers caused me to shrug my shoulders and say ‘Why the fuss?’
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SARAH WALTON: The relentless tyrrany of Christmas makes me a quivering wreck. It’s time to escape Santa’s clutches and head for the surf.
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SARAH WALTON: It’s gorgeous, the food is delicious and it’s incredibly good value. So why do I have a problem with The Farm?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: For 60 years visitors to Casablanca were disappointed to discover there was no ‘Rick’s Cafe’. That was until Kathy Kriger stepped in.
SARAH WALTON: I’ve done the hard yards in the service industry so I feel entitled to comment on the appalling nature of service in restaurants here.