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  • 23May 2011
    From farm to table - Bumble Box

    The new buzz, Bumble Box sows its local, organic seed in Dubai


    Dubai; On the odd occasion that FooDiva eats in, I try where possible to buy local produce, and when I say local I mean from the U.A.E, not the wider Middle East and North Africa region. The Farmers’ Market at Souk Al Bahar was a forerunner in the drive to bring farm to table – […]

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  • 3May 2011
    FooDiva checks into Euro foodie zone

    FooDiva checks into Euro foodie zone

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    There’s not much I miss from my past life in Europe, but one thing’s for sure, café society when the sun’s shining is hard to beat. So if you’re heading to Continental Europe this summer, read on. Calling on Dusseldorf, Cologne, Maastricht, Brussels and Knokke in six days, here’s FooDiva’s take on their local foodie […]

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  • 28Mar 2011
    Sweet at Movenpick Bur Dubai

    Sweet, Sprungli and Swiss


    Dubai; When I heard that Sprüngli, the famous 175-year old Swiss confectioner was retailing sweet goodies at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, another Swiss success story, a FooDiva review suddently jumped to the top of my wish list. I should add the review that follows is a result of a tasting session, where FooDiva was invited – […]

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  • 17Mar 2011
    Pierre Gagnaire

    Pierre Gagnaire and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons


    Dubai; FooDiva’s first taste of the French culinary genius that is Pierre Gagnaire was five years ago at his London restaurant Sketch, when my date managed to secure us a table as walk-in guests. No he didn’t have ‘wasta’, but as an F&B (industry lingo for food & beverage) veteran, he knew very well that a restaurant always […]

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