I’m excited to see that chef Luke Dale-Roberts himself is in the kitchen, leaning over his chefs, watching their preparations and making occasional suggestions. I take a surreptitious photo of him and WhatsApp it to a friend who has something of a rockstar crush on him.
The winners of the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020 has been announced. Congratulations to all these exceptional establishments!
With sweat dripping down our faces, we catch the bus by a split second. We’re not too sure yet if it is, in fact, the correct bus, but we keep our fingers crossed. I’m trusting that my basic Italiano will not fail us today on this mission.
I am slowed down to a halt by a road worker waving a red flag just a few kilometres from my final destination. It’s in these moments on a dusty road in front of a stop-and-go boom that I begin to ponder if this might be how the magic dies for this whitewashed coastal town.
Dubai is home to thousands of restaurants. Whatever type of cuisine or food you’re craving – Italian, Japanese, Mexican – you’ll find it in this city. However, to do so at the expense of the local cuisine is a shame as there are some magnificent Emirati dishes to be enjoyed!