The Food Byte: Cucina Mia Ristorante, JBR, Dubai

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The last time I planned a Euro trip, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland all got left out of the travel itinerary due to insufficient days off from work. Never got to savor the taste of authentic Italian cuisine. The dream of sinking my teeth into melting buffalo mozzerella cheese topped with the finest tomato sauce, zucchini and the likes, pretty much remained a dream.

Fast forward to 2018, I've had my fair share of Italian cuisine in Dubai but you have to go to a restaurant/cafe that hosts an Italian chef to really savor this cuisine. I recently paid a visit to Cucina Mia Ristorante.

Nestled in JBR, this little Italian gem is not hard to miss. With the interiors giving off an air of Italian streets, Cucina Mia is a quaint restaurant with a menu that excels in variety. The chef, Matteo Bissante takes great pride in his craft and the food served on the table is a result of that passion.



The Food Byte: Iftar at Kalea, Lapital Hotel, Dubai

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

There's always a first time for trying out new things, right? Ramadan is one of those times when I am more receptive to trying out different cuisines.

Nestled in Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts, lies a Polynesian inspired restaurant named Kalea. With visually appealing interiors the hotel and restaurant both, take you straight into the likes of native Hawaii and the likes. You want to put on a floral headband and make your way through on a boat.



The Food Byte: Iftar At Barbecue Delights, Downtown Dubai

Monday, May 28, 2018

When a restaurant states they serve a specific cuisine, you will always find a little deviance from it if you are...well, an eagle eye foodie. I say this because I've experienced it time and time again- a restaurant boasts of serving a particular cuisine, you go there are excited because it's your first gastronomical adventure, you open the menu and you have no choice but to raise your eyebrows at what the chef calls a medley of different cuisines wrapped into the main cuisine.

However, there are more than a handful of restaurants that never disappoint. One of them is Barbecue Delights located in Downtown Dubai. Playing host to Afghani, Pakistani and Indian cuisine, the dining experience at the restaurant is truly a delight. I've been to the venue several times especially when in the area and I always leave the place content.


The Food Byte: An Emirati Iftar at Seven Sands, Dubai

Friday, May 11, 2018

Ramadan is the only month where I get to savor a multitude of cuisines almost everyday- either through invites or when you accompany your family to one of the restaurants/ their friend's home. Having said that, I appreciate iftars that are quite traditional in nature. You are transported back in time to experience what food was like back then.

Tucked away on The Beach, JBR is Seven Sands, a restaurant that serves the taste of the UAE. Specializing in Emirati cuisine, the food is a reflection of recipes that have stood the test of time. Having been born in the country, I really never had the chance to savor real Emirati cuisine until I visited Seven Sands last year with a friend. I loved the food and when I paid them a visit this year for iftar, I realized that not only did their Ramadan menu impress me once again, but also their hospitality.


The Food Byte: Iftar at Ewaan, Palace Downtown, Dubai

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

If you're looking to experience royal Arabic hospitality and cuisine this Ramadan, make a beeline for iftar at Ewaan, located at Palace Downtown.

Not only does the venue ooze a luxurious appeal, but it speaks volumes of Ewaan's iftar menu that will certainly leave you spoilt for choice. Featuring an array of Arabic food, the lavish buffet also features international cuisine.


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