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  • 12May 2012
    The first Michelin guide

    Is Dubai ready for Michelin?


    Is Dubai ready for Michelin? This question has been top of FooDiva's mind lately especially since Dubai hosted its largest gathering of Michelin stars ever last month, with chefs representing restaurants totalling 12 Michelin stars.

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  • 22Mar 2012
    Michelin chef Atul Kochhar

    What do Atul Kochhar, a colourful palace and seabass curry have in common?


    Dubai; FooDiva was reminded earlier this year of Atul Kochhar whilst lunching at the casual, contemporary Indian eatery Zafran at Dubai Marina Mall that he consults for. My lunch companion was singing his praises and those of his one Michelin-star North Indian restaurant Benares in London, as well as Tamarind where as head chef he earned his first Michelin in 2001 before venturing on his own - all whilst engrossed in his cookbooks. Well the celebrated Indian chef is now opening...

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