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  • 24Mar 2011
    The Ivy's Thai-baked sea bass

    The Ivy in Dubai, for one night only

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    Dubai; “Every night should be a party at The Ivy. You will never go to The Ivy and have a dull night,” – so says Fernando Peire, Director of The Ivy London in a FooDiva interview. And with these words in mind, The Ivy experience comes to Dubai for one night only on Wednesday March […]

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  • 16Feb 2011
    Tom yum steamed sea bass with spicy lime sauce

    Mango Tree’s new lunch menu; does it live up to its London sibling?

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    Dubai; Only two more weeks until Taste of Dubai arrives, so we’re cracking on with another restaurant preview…the London-based Thai concept, Mango Tree at Souk Al Bahar. I should highlight that FooDiva and a bunch of fellow foodie bloggers were invited to sample the new lunchtime menu, but note impartiality still prevails. If there’s one thing […]

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  • 9Feb 2011
    Maurizio's red snapper with magical potatoes

    Loved up or not, read on…

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    Dubai; If you’re not all loved up, then perhaps you don’t need to read any further. Having said that, FooDiva thinks you should – it may inspire a dinner amongst friends. If you’ve not already guessed, Valentine’s is just a few days away. And with the 14th declared a dry night across the U.A.E (having said that watch […]

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  • 28Nov 2010
    Zyara cafe @ Dubai Media City

    FooDiva now tweeting…and the odd bite or two

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    Dubai; A few bites here and there to amuse you today. First things first, FooDiva is now live on Twitter, so please please please do follow me on @foodivaworld. I’ll be sure to entertain you with my foodie tweets, and feel free to feedback too. Secondly, Dubai veterans, do you remember Zyara, the very popular café on the […]

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  • 9Nov 2010
    Chef Maurizio's pecorino miele e pere

    Maurizio’s magical meat…and the odd vegetable

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    Dubai; From Mireille to Maurizio, FooDiva continues to taste and savour more dishes. Chef Maurizio’s latest Italian supper menu features a beautiful mix of beef and vegetarian dishes. Antipasti: Pecorino miele e pere – Pecorino cheese with sliced pear, drizzled with acacia honey and a sprinkling of black pepper. Antipasti: Carne cruda condita , con […]

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  • 3Nov 2010
    Mireille's monkfish a la FooDiva

    Mireille's monkfish à la FooDiva

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    Dubai; It’s about time FooDiva shared an odd recipe or two with you, don’t you agree? I am a huge fan of Mireille Giuliano, author of a number of recipe and lifestyle books including her bestseller ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’, which had me so hooked I read her four books back to back. It may […]

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  • 27Oct 2010
    FooDiva tidbits

    FooDiva tidbits

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    Dubai; There’s one restaurant in Dubai that consistently delivers; 1. quality food at a reasonable price with a menu that continually evolves, 2. excellent service and no upselling thank goodness! and 3. breathtaking location overlooking the world’s highest fountains. It’s none other than Rivington Grill, my all-time Dubai favourite. It’s been operating for a little […]

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  • 19Oct 2010

    Chef Maurizio’s ‘Cena di pesce’…

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    Dubai, October 19th, 2010: I am still reeling from Thursday’s ten-course dinner at Chefaholic Maurizio’s villa, so whilst each course still remains ingrained in my memory, I’d like to share the sumptious Italian fish menu. And yes Maurizio is Italian, and incredibly foodie patriotic – he will defend his country’s traditional dishes right down to […]

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  • 4Sep 2010
    Final Beijing update from FooDiva…

    Final Beijing update from FooDiva…

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    Saturday, 4th September: There’s been so much to do, see, buy and eat here, not much time left to blog…anyhow FooDiva’s back with a final update. Dear friends that recommended Green T. House, you’ll be delighted to know we dined there on Wednesday night. Wow what a creative concept – decor was flamboyant, glamorous, minimalistic […]

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