Eating up Dubai

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

“My favourite was the duck…” “The duck? I didn’t have duck. Did you steal my duck?” “I did no such thing – I saw you with it. In fact, I think I heard you groan.” “That was the pigeon. My favourite too, or maybe second to the living forest.” “Pigeon, […]

Eating up Dubai

2016 – what it should bring

2016 – what it should bring

I’m not going to tell you what is going to happen this year in the world of cuisine. There are hundreds of sites out there that are looking into their crystal balls and finding trends, but I’m done with my preternatural palate prowess. It’s always a bit off-key anyway. Instead, […]

 

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

Hotel Reviews

St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

This world now has so many people, travelers in need of succour. Marble lobbies, swipe keys, feather pillows, tiny bottles of terrible shampoo you are allowed to steal and decadent fluffy bath robes that you are not. We all seem to need these things all the time now, especially in […]

 

Culinary Travel

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

I remember the days when I used to travel with microwaveable tomato soup, apple sauce and single-serve packets of Rice Crispies. I try to repress that moment when surrounded by friends in a nice bistro in Nice, my eldest son declared at a thousand decibels, that he “will NOT eat the risotto […]

 

Destination Guides

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

While the rest of the world continued to throw the end of all hissy-fits, I had a holiday. You may have already read a little about me and MY Sri Lanka (yes, that’s right, I own it now), but now comes the interesting bit. When we decided to go to […]

 

Recently Pressed

Culinary Travel, travelling with children

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

I remember the days when I used to travel with microwaveable tomato soup, apple sauce and single-serve packets of Rice Crispies. I try to repress that moment when surrounded by friends in a nice bistro in Nice, my eldest son declared at a thousand decibels, that he “will NOT eat the risotto […]

February 1, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

“My favourite was the duck…” “The duck? I didn’t have duck. Did you steal my duck?” “I did no such thing – I saw you with it. In fact, I think I heard you groan.” “That was the pigeon. My favourite too, or maybe second to the living forest.” “Pigeon, […]

January 20, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, rant

2016 – what it should bring

2016 – what it should bring

I’m not going to tell you what is going to happen this year in the world of cuisine. There are hundreds of sites out there that are looking into their crystal balls and finding trends, but I’m done with my preternatural palate prowess. It’s always a bit off-key anyway. Instead, […]

January 12, 2016 ×

competition, Eating up Dubai

#feedyourinspiration

#feedyourinspiration

This year, Ikea have sponsored a friendly competition for our readers. You have the chance to win 5000 Dirhams to spend at Ikea, and meet me and some other wonderful Dubai food bloggers at a festive dinner on December 15. The rundown: I want you to submit a dish that […]

November 24, 2015 ×

Hotel Reviews, reviews

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

November 1, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

Food and drink bites from Dubai – September 2015

Food and drink bites from Dubai – September 2015

Yikes! Just before we finish October, here are last month’s food and drink bites from Dubai. This month was the wind down of Summer, so plenty of indoor dining still on the agenda. A guide to ratings: These take into account the price, quality, service and the facilities, and in […]

October 30, 2015 ×

Hotel Reviews, reviews

St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

This world now has so many people, travelers in need of succour. Marble lobbies, swipe keys, feather pillows, tiny bottles of terrible shampoo you are allowed to steal and decadent fluffy bath robes that you are not. We all seem to need these things all the time now, especially in […]

September 11, 2015 ×

Recipes

Beer-bum chicken

Beer-bum chicken

Oops – did I just say that? Yes, I did, and I’m certainly not the first. This recipe has been handed down from father to son in many an Australian household, at least since the 1980s. Somehow I got let in on the secret, and I have to tell you, […]

September 10, 2015 ×

Activities, Attractions, Hotel Reviews, reviews

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

June 12, 2015 ×