The Power Lunch at La Cruise Restaurant in Canal Central Hotel Business Bay

Impress your business associates and clients with a delicious business lunch buffet at La Cruise Restaurant in the 5-star Canal Central Hotel Business Bay. A convenient location overlooking the Dubai Canal, impeccable service, flawless cuisine and a relaxed setting makes La Cruise the ideal option for a scrumptious executive lunch. Here you can discuss business over lunch or simply catch up with your clients in a casual atmosphere.

La Cruise - Canal Central Business Bay

Shady Dawad, General Manager of Canal Central Hotel Business Bay, said, “We are surrounded by offices and what makes us a fantastic choice is the superb quality of food at a very nominal price. Moreover, the restaurant’s beautiful ambience with a well spread out layout and natural day light coupled with relaxing Dubai Canal views, with the iconic Burj Khalifa in the background, makes La Cruise a very special venue. Here you can have a great conversation or discuss business without having to bother about the place being too noisy or crowded.”

The Power Lunch

Where: La Cruise Restaurant at the Canal Central Hotel Business Bay

When: Sunday to Thursday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Price: AED 90 net per person

Group Offer: 1 person dines FREE when you book a group of 10 people or more

*Prices are excluding 10% service charge, 7% Municipality fees & 5% VAT

For reservations: Call +971 4 873 2100
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Latin Drunch At Seville’s Wafi Dubai

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Seville’s is an authentic Spanish Restaurant clustered amongst some top restaurants in Pyramids at Wafi.


Recently attended their fun filled alfresco dining experience as they launch their new Latin Drunch at their open dining space. The Latin themed Drunch offers a buffet along with traditional Paellas, Sangria,Spanish Tapas & live grilling stations.



At Seville’s , they have an ideal location for hangouts with group of friends or families. Outside dining is perfectly paired with this pleasant weather of UAE theses days.

The Latin Drunch is much more than normal buffet. They offer a set Tapas menu freshly prepared from the kichen & onto your table, this menu has a good variety of veg & non-veg Spanish Tapas.
We had assorted selection of Tapas like patatas Bravas, Croquetas De La Casa, Gambas Al Ajillo to name a few. Loved the stuffed potates & fresh sautéed prawns in garlic & chili.
I had my mini bowl of seafood Ceviche from the Ceviche counter.


Assorted salad is also available.

More over the buffet offer lamb & beef cuts, vegetarian options are also available.
At live grilling stations, you can have your choice of grilled skwewers either chicken or lamb.


The main attraction of this Latin Drunch are the giant Paella Pans. Seafood & Chicken Paella is also part of the buffet.

Restaurant interior is classy, so is the outdoor décor, you feel like moving in the region itself. Spanish music & the entire theme is done in traditional Spanish style.

Desserts are lined up with succulent mini cakes which include carrot cake, red velvet cake, cheese cake, chocolate cakes, dark chocolate eclairs, & Vanilla Panacota.


Party-goers can also enjoy the latino themed night drunch featuring DJ & guest performances such as fire eaters, singers, saxophonists, percussionists.


Food Endeavors Nurtures The Next Wave Of Foodpreneurs

Food Endeavors, a new concept by the culinary incubator, Kitchen Nation, has opened its doors, bringing together a tailored collection of restaurants, offering both, a delivery and dine-in option. Located in Business Bay, Dubai, this is Kitchen Nation’s second branch in the UAE.

The newly launched facility is spread over a total area of 4,000 sq. ft and is aesthetically designed to host several F&B brands, all at once.

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“The success of Kitchen Nation’s first branch in JLT, identified a gap in the F&B sector and recognized a need for shared kitchen spaces. Food Endeavors aims to support small- to medium-sized food businesses by providing the resources needed to dish up success!”, said, Mohammad Hamouri, Investor at Food Endeavors.

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Food Endeavors currently host’s twelve food concepts, including Poke Poke, Catfish, Salad Loco, Smith’s, Beast Mode Nutrition, Lasagna Box, Hayz, Indiana Delights, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen, Bert’s Café and Wingsters.

Paul Parik, Operations Manager at Kitchen Nation, said, “Our second branch is strategically located, allowing us to serve the Downtown area. We’ve got a great line-up of hand-picked restaurants offering customers a variety of cuisines and concepts; creating a unique culinary experience.”


Cara- The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre has welcomed Chef Altamash Iqbal to the luxury hotel ahead of the Diwali festival of lights.


We were invited to savor Diwali delicacies at a specially curated Diwali Buffet Menu by Chef Altamash. Chef Altamash has taken over specialty restaurant Cara, a sophisticated dining experience that offers an international menu blending European, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern influences, as well as developing specialty menus for seasonal events and festivities.


Guests visiting The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre between 6 – 13 November 2018 are invited to join Chef Altamash and his team for a spectacular culinary celebration of Diwali.The Hindu festival of lights signifies the victory of light over darkness and Cara under the helm of Chef Altamash unites families and friends, whilst offering an abundance of food with an authentic dining experience and live cooking stations.


We were up for an authentic Indian Cuisine to mark the occasion.The Chef along with his team made the entire dining experience perfect. Live cooking & grilling was being done.
Get your favorite chaats & Pani Puri etc from the chaat counter.


And while you enjoy your tangy starters & chaats & Soup, you can ask for your favorite grills to be done at the Tandoor. We got our seekhs(skewer) each of Chicken Tikka,Prawns(achari mirch ke jhingay) & Fish. Succulent grills were done to perfection.


However as in Indian cuisine they do have some hot & spicy recipes, & if you are fond of spicy flavors you will find it here in many dishes. ….. & don’t forget to try Baluchi Raan & Patrani Machli. Specialty of Chef, soft slow cooked Lamb is well immersed in flavors.
For the Veg option they offer innovative starters too like Palak Ki Shammi, patties made from spinach & hung yogurt & Subz Badam Ki Shikampuri vegetable cutlets garnished with almond flakes.


The buffet includes variety of chutneys to add more delight to your meals like Fig, Pineapple, Papaya, Berry, Tamarind & Apple.


The Salad counters serves fresh & Mediterranean Salads.


Lip smacking lined up gravies include veg & non-veg options like Dhingri Lazeez, Paneer Akbari ( stuffed paneer), Dal Makhni in veg option.


In Non- Veg you can savor the exotic blends in curries like Gosht Awadhi Qorma, Lobster Masala, Handi Murgh, & Lehsuni sarson Ke Jhenge.

Loved the freshly baked tandoori & stuffed chappatis & innovative mini Sheermal breads.
Desserts are the centre of attraction during the Diwali themed dinner evenings.


To celebrate , they have a spectacular setup of Indian sweets & other Indian desserts which include Shahi Tukre, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Ras Malai & Kulfi.




Joining the hotel from The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, Chef Altamash brings more than 12 years of experience to the property and is passionate about delivering unparalleled culinary experiences and developing the hotel’s diverse gourmet offering which celebrates the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent.
Executive Chef Andreas Schatzschneider, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre commented: ‘We are very pleased to welcome Chef Iqbal to The Ritz-Carlton team. He brings an abundance of experience in delivering treasured experiences to gourmands across Indian, China and Hong Kong and we are very pleased to have him join us here in Dubai to share his culinary heritage and expertise with our valued guests’.

The Diwali package is available from AED 295 with soft drinks, AED 395 with house beverages and bubbly and AED 495 with premium beverages and premium bubbly per person and AED 130 for children up to 12 years old. Complimentary for children under seven.

For more information or reservations please call +971 4 372 2628 or email

Carine Delights Diners with New Dishes

Carine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Diners at Emirates Golf Club’s latest addition carine can now enjoy a new selection of French Mediterranean inspired dishes.


The restaurant’s warm, happy feel coupled with Chef Izu’s feel-good food, has made Carine become a regular hangout for a variety of guests, from groups of friends and families, to couples looking for a secluded spot on the terrace.
Even the on week days the restaurant attracts a huge foodie crowd. Sunday evening was so lively there as we visited the venue, soon most of the tables were occupied.
The restaurant offers a selection of French Mediterranean inspired dishes.


The restaurant has an elegant interior, classy arrangement with clear glass windows to get lovely golf ground views & flood of lights.



Our table was booked inside, we had the most caring bunch of staff including cheerful Diana, as I requested to be moved outside on Terrace which is now already an ideal spot to enjoy dinner & weather. The staff made it possible with such a heavy booking outside, & we could enjoy our half of dining experience at the Terrace.


Che Izu had a wonderful meal plan for us with a set menu consisting of three starters, three main courses & three desserts.
And before we start , we mixed our simple olive oil & lemon dressing at the spot on our table & enjoyed with freshly served breads. The idea is to prepare every thing fresh & serve in healthier way.


Our drinks were Berry Smash & fresh Orange Juice.

Gambas grilles a la pomme et a l’harrisa N …… portion of succulent Grilled Tiger Prawns with Apple-Harrisa Relish, dip in the prawn bites in relish & enjoy!

Salade de pasteque fromage de feta copeaux d’amande et basilica N …….. another attractive presentation done by cutting squares of watermelon drizzled with sauce, topped with chopped Feta Cheese & garnish of Basil.


Tarte flambee ……. Our third starter was this Onion Tart heavily layerd with caramalized sliced onions & buratta.


Main Course:
Selle d’agneau marinee aux epices, acompagnee de puree de topinambour et compote a la tomate …… this was spicy marinated lamb saddle with parsnip puree & tomato compote.


Daurade grillee ………. Grilled Seabream, this whole fish beautifuly presented & ornamented with cherry dried tomatoes was perfectly done.


Gnocchis a la tomato fraiche ……… Gnocchi Sorrentina done in tomato sauce & garnish of Feta Cheese was good.

The food served here is guaranteed fresh, light & normal in portions good enough for sharing amongst two. Good food accompanied by pleasant weather specially if you dine outside these days. Don’t miss out!

Some very delectable items are found in the menu, Chef Izu’s expertise is all seen in Tiramisu which was so soft & indulgent, so was the Passionfruit Cheesecaken & on top of the three desserts served to us …. Crème Brulee is at the top. Do try this most delicious Crème Brulee available here.


Desserts are more delightful when paired with a hot beverage like light Jasmine Tea, we had it to end up our meals.

All mentioned above was our detailed set menu served to us , additionally, dainers can also indulge in juicy, 50 hours cooked Short Rib -cooked sous vide – served with roasted padron peppers, carrots and sweet baby onions. For those who’ve left room after their entrees and main course, the restaurant’s dessert menu isn’t shy of options either.The signature Tarte Tatin can be ordered alongside a cup of coffee brewed from a blend crafted exclusively for Carine.

Breakfast: Friday and Saturday from 7.00am to 1.00 pm
Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Dinner: Sunday to Saturday from 7.00pm to 10.30pm

Phone number: 044179885

The VIP launch of “Artist Playground by Pullman” at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret A Cover™ Buyers Lane an astounding success!

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre  and Islamic Fashion & Design Council’s (IFDC’s )Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane launched “Artist Playground by Pullman” on November 2nd , 2018.­


This past Friday, November 2nd at Pullman Dubai Creek City Center, something thrilling happened to the Dubai art scene. Dressed to the nines, VIP art lovers attened the highly anticipated launch of “Artist Playground by Pullman” in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane. The selected artists unveiled their art which will remain on exhibit for the next 3 months, after which the Pullman Dubai Creek City Center and IFDC team will introduce a new selection of artists to art lovers, media, and VIP clients.


It was an exciting evening! The launch of Artist Playground by Pullman at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane sealed opportunities for artists as we saw the tremendous appreciation for the selected artwork by VIP art lovers and media alike.”

Nishan Silva

Cluster General Manager for Majid Al Futtaim-AccorHotels Shared Services


The artworks by notable artists, gastronomic delights by the signature t-Lounge by Dilmah, live furniture painting by acclaimed artist Ramsha Fatima from Falaknaz Warehouse, live flower arrangement demo by expert florist, Viviane Torbey were just the beginning. The beautifully done up stage by none other than renowned interiors and furniture experts Burgundy and Zoq invited the reigning artists to a panel discussion, moderated by Thomson Reuters’s Emmy Abdul Alim. There was treat after treat for the attendees and the reviews from the VIPs all summed up that the launch exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations!



“We wanted to give the esteemed guests an art experience all the way through. So we ensured that our tea infused dishes and famous tea based beverages were a work of art in their own right. Everything planned for this special launch was memorable, and the food and beverage experience had to match that!”

Dilhan C. Fernando

CEO Dilmah Tea

Emmy Alim of Thomson Reuters superbly moderated the engaging panel discussion as she gave us great insight to intimate moments with each artist that she spoke to on the stage. Great artistic profiles were adored on this night, like Musab Al Rais, son of the master Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais, the clever illusions of Muhammad Ibrahim.


Then there were mystical calligraphies of Ahmad Khan and also Zulqarnain whose painting was purchased immediately by an art buyer right at the beginning of the evening. The meditative art by Arif Khan and the works of Bahraini artist Abbas Al Mosawi, miniatures by Noreen Akhtar, generated strong media interest.



“It was exciting to see people enter transactions on the exquisite art right from the beginning of the magical night. So many pieces have already been put on reserve or purchased at the launch event. They will now be replenished by the artists so that newcomers to the exhibit will also have fantastic choices to choose from. This experience proved the concept, that people are ready for a unique art hub where opportunities for artists are heightened and people who appreciate all things creative can come together for any purpose be it social, business, work space, etc. We are pleased with the way Artist Playground by Pullman was welcomed by art lovers and the t-Lounge by Dilmah completed the experience with their art-like food and beverages. Artist Playground by Pullman is a very unique concept, and it’s here to stay”

Alia Khan

IFDC Chairwoman

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane look forward to welcoming the public to this exciting dedicated art area that is a must-see for all at their signature t-Lounge by Dilmah in the hotel lobby. Enjoy genuine creativity and a yearly calendar of arts/culture/talks/lifestyle series to continue to build on the grass-roots ethos of “Artist Playground by Pullman” that supports artists and leading minds at an entirely new level.


BOUNCE Abu Dhabi hosts Ladies’ Night in partnership with Pink Caravan

BOUNCE Abu Dhabi have partnered with Pink Caravan in the battle against breast cancer by hosting a special ladies’ night on November 7


Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pink Caravan, the pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), in an attempt to raise awareness on the disease, while spreading the key message of early detection as a main contributor to survival.

The event will be held from 6.30 pm until 10.30 pm, where visitors can enjoy a ‘females only’ night on the trampolines and in the all new X-Park, all in complete privacy as the curtains come down around the entire venue with only female staff in attendance.

Pink Caravan will offer free breast cancer screenings by a specialised team of doctors and nurses who will bring all the necessary equipment and medical consumables required to conduct these tests at the indoor trampoline park.

The special event will also feature special games and DJ music along with other fun activities, competitions and giveaways.

Participants are encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer awareness.

Date: November 7, Wednesday

Time: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Location: BOUNCE Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall

Price: AED 85 for an hour of bouncing


Secret Garden Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Secret Garden, the latest concept by L’ETO is now open and is located in Dubai’s trendy shopping and dining hub, City Walk. True to its name, the new fresh and floral cafe has a cool and relaxed vibe, taking inspiration from the creators of L’ETO, who are renowned for establishing unique concepts.


The fully transformable space also offers alfresco dining, garden retreat, as the temperatures already begin to cool in UAE.

We were invited for an indulgent evening with an ultimate garden themed atmosphere, The calm & beauty is surely to make you spent hours in the café.


Each guest was pampered to get ornamented with fresh floral head bands & wrist bands. What a fanciful environment!



The enchanting cafe offers a wide range of signature drinks, that create unforgettable, picture perfect moments,including the showstopper ‘Beauty and the Beast’. This drink is a mixture of flavours poured into a martini shaped glass, trapped under a glass dome filled with beautifully scented rose smoke. Upon lifting the glass dome, the great amount of ‘smoke’ spills onto the table covering it with a mystically beautiful blanket of scent creating a one-of-a-kind experience. This delectable drink is composed of rose water, rose syrup, elderflower tea and cordial.


Misty Fields was another imaginative Blue Lemongrass Floral Tea ….. When you are at Secret Garden must try this !

We also tried Golden Fall Tea , another exotic blend of Pear & Rosemary.


The menu also features a number of decadent desserts, paired perfectly with the drinks available, such as the ‘Rose Blackberry Pavlova’, ‘Umm Ali Blueberry Pudding’ , and the ‘Ricotta Raspberry Cheesecake. Other sweet highlights include the ‘Blueberry & Apple Napoleon Cake’ and ‘Dulcey Nougat Cake’, which can both be enjoyed with one of Secret Garden’s creative coffees.


Moreover the exotic blends of flavors, be it your hot or cold beverage or mocktails & even the traditional desserts like Umm Ali is done so innovative by offering it in many new combinations. I tried the Blueberry flavor & would recommend to try , I loved the amazing combination of Blueberry in Umm Ali with a heavy garnish of mixed nuts make each bite so pleasurable.


About Milk Cakes …… they have various Milk Cake flavors, we had The Arabic Coffee & Pistachio Flavor.


Caramel Banana Meringues are so mouth melting !

We also had take away treat of the delightful samples like Raspberry Hazelnut Lychee Rose Delice, & Pistachio Vanilla CheeseCake .


Guests can also enjoy traditional drinks with a twist such as ‘Marhaba’, which means hello in Arabic. This drink is created by mixing freshly brewed espresso with generous amounts of cinnamon and cocoa, with a hint of caramel sweetness. What makes this coffee unique, is that it is paired with cardamom and saffron infused sweet cream and is the perfect all-day treat for any luscious craving. In addition, there is a weekly offer of special coffee blends, which can only be discovered at Dubai’s new secret hidden gem.

The new café is serving Dubai residents the ultimate instagrammable experience, with more than 40 brand new cakes and desserts to choose from, as well as deliciously fruity mocktails and creative coffees. Secret Garden by L’ETO was created with a boutique style in mind, taking inspiration from relaxing time spent in a garden, and the famous Beverly Hills hotel.
Artem Login, Managing Director of L’ETO comments, “A new Floral start. We’ve worked hard for the last year to bring a new iteration for our cake creativity and passion for amazing fresh and natural drinks. Having created over 40 new desserts and similar amount of botanical drinks. Secret Garden is set to hit the new heights in the cake league in the world.”


This new concept will be the perfect, picturesque venue for special occasions, as well as everyday catch ups, with an array of floral installations, creating a chilled and relaxed feel. Secret Garden by L’ETO is open daily from 10am – 12am. Follow the cafe on social media or visit our website


Fitness First are running 76 of their classes for free in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

After its unquestionable success in 2017, Dubai Fitness Challenge returned this weekend, running from 26th October to 24th November aiming to transform Dubai into the most active city in the world.

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Launched just last year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, around 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels committed to 30 consecutive minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days.

The 30×30 concept aims to encourage Dubai residents to do 30 minutes of exercise everyday for 30 days. This year, as Dubai continues its mission to become the healthiest city in the world, the aim is to encourage over 1 million residents to take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

Fitness First will be supporting the flagship fitness initiative by running daily classes for the full duration of the campaign. All of your favourite Fitness First classes will be available to the public. From Body Combat to Yoga, Zumba to Barre, there will be 76 of Fitness First classes that will be running everyday for 30 days across venues such as Jumeirah Lake Towers, Festival City, Golden Mile, Kite Beach and DIFC.

People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend with even Kids Zumba classes available to children. The classes are completely free and look to “Make Dubai the most active, healthiest, happiest and smartest city on the planet”.

Being active is not just about moving; its about turning the simple into the challenging and dreams into achievements. Dubai Fitness Challenge goes beyond building an ever-evolving city into an inspirationally active one – it is about creating champions out of challengers and a society of happy, global citizens. Fitness First are fully behind this.


Fitness First Middle East is the region’s leading health and fitness company, owned and operated by Landmark Group, a leading retail organisation in the Middle East and India, with over 60 clubs across 51 locations in the Middle East located in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan.