Cafes

Cafes, Cheese, Dubai, food sourcing, Gourmet, Jones the Grocer, shopping

Shopping for groceries at Jones the Grocer

Shopping for groceries at Jones the Grocer

I’m a fairly literal person. As far as I’m concerned, if you are going to call yourself something, it must reflect what you are. Otherwise it causes disappointment for everyone on the receiving end of your name and your offer. A wine called “The Chocolate Block” must be big and […]

September 23, 2011 ×

brands, Cafes, Dubai restaurants, imports, Italian food, rant, truffles

Venice Transplants

Venice Transplants

Imports… In Dubai, it would be nigh impossible to live without them. Even historically, this region has been a centre of trade – silk, spices, gold, food, it all comes and goes. When I do my weekly shopping, I return home with beef from Australia, prawns from Oman, apples from […]

May 22, 2011 ×

Cafes, Eating up Dubai, Emporio Armani, Italian food, Lunch, Mall of the Emirates, reviews

The essence of Italy and Emporio Armani Caffe

The essence of Italy and Emporio Armani Caffe

What do you think of when someone says “Italian”? For me, foremost, it’s always food. Pizza, followed by pasta. Gingham tablecloths, chunky white glazed terracotta pitchers filled with light red wine. Overhead pergolas creaking under the weight of hundred-year-old grape vines. Patchwork quilt panoramas over blanketed fields and forest of […]

May 7, 2011 ×

Cafes, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, eclairs, France, reviews

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

This is what I picture when I imagine a Paris cafe. I’ve never really liked the term “soft opening” when referring to the commencement of a business. It’s a term restaurants and hotels like to use to describe that they have in fact opened, but have not had a big […]

March 22, 2011 ×

Cafes, coffee, Dubai, Dubai Mall, freedom, maids, Souk al Bahar

Solitude

Solitude

Today I had breakfast at Dean and Deluca’s at Souk al Bahar, which is near the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. You know those things that are the biggest of their kind in the world? Funny, I often miss the civilised nature of Australia, but there, they boast “The […]

October 24, 2010 ×