Restaurant Spotlights

Lidija takes you behind the scenes with her favourite chefs showcasing their skill & passion in the kitchen

 

MASTI Part II – Where Fashion & Design Intersect

MASTI - A Design Aficianado's Dream When I first discovered MASTI, it was the intensity of color that attracted me the most as soon as I walked through the door. Signature shades of emerald-green & peacock-blue are intermixed with touches of yellow, pink, and orange....

Desert Rose – Spotlight on Ninive

Spotlight on Ninive What if I told you there lies a secret garden nestled within Dubai’s skyscrapers – an urban majlis overflowing with lush vegetation, Moroccan-inspired woodwork, and lighting so romantic that you can’t help but feel you’ve been swept into a story...

Spotlight on Masti – The Elephant in the Room

Spotlight on MASTI - the Elephant in the Room How do you feel when you hear the word mischief? For me, it denotes a youthful energy, a glimmer in the eyes that hints at a touch of naughtiness – harmless of course – that shines within. Put simply, mischief is a playful...

A Breath of Fresh Air – BB Restaurant Spotlight

BB Restaurant spotlight It was early January when my husband called to share the news of a new restaurant that had recently opened its doors in the DIFC. There was excitement in his voice, and when I asked what the latest addition to Dubai’s dining scene was like, all...

Restaurant Spotlight: In The Kitchen With Rüya

To elevate tradition is no easy task, especially when it’s deeply rooted in history. It takes vision, respect, and plenty of imagination. As I was about to find out, Rüya does exactly that, and so much more. Tucked away behind a pair of mammoth, iron-hinged wood doors...

Restaurant Spotlight: In the kitchen with Coya – part II

What a difference a year makes. It’s been exactly twelve months since I waltzed through the doors of Coya Dubai, where chef Benjamin Wan left me mesmerized by his approach to fine Peruvian cuisine. I had the privilege of assisting Benjamin behind the ceviche counter,...

In the moment with Thomas Keller

Today, I met a legend. There are moments in life that sweep you off your feet and leave you feeling like a teenager all over again. That’s exactly what happened when I came face-to-face with my culinary crush, and the inspiration behind my passion in the kitchen. To...

A Conversation with the Galvin Brothers

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Jeff and Chris Galvin - the Michelin-Star brother duo responsible for elevating Britain’s culinary scene with their beautiful collection of critically acclaimed French restaurants. Little did I know that our...

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