Author Archives: Michael Edwards

Saba’a Restaurant, Al Seef, Dubai

21/01/2019 by .

Somehow restaurant seems the wrong word for Saba’a. The place is both a tribute to a disappearing Arabic way of life and a culinary call to arms.

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Insider guide to Al Seef, Dubai

08/01/2019 by .

“You were here 20 years ago!” the ice-cream seller exclaimed as if I were a living historical relic as once more I looked across Dubai’s Creek of dhows.

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The Hide at the Jumeirah Al Qasr

10/12/2018 by .

If The Hide’s chef, James Niessen were a steak which cut would he be? Originally hailing from Chicago, then on a road trip that’s taken in Denver, Texas and wisely Hawaii you sense that this guy is an All-American food hero. It’s just that he’s hung a sharp right to Dubai.

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Max on One. Frankfurt Jumeirah

21/11/2018 by .

“Why should we just eat German cuisine when we have flavours from the rest of the world to enjoy?” a Frankfurt resident confided to me after perhaps one Apple Wine too many.

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Kot Nou Restaurant, Mauritius

09/11/2018 by .

Kot Nou Restaurant is so close to the Indian Ocean that a crab could crawl up the white-sand beach and straight into the pot at the open-plan kitchen. Pooja, a smiling cook, who dishes out her joie de vivre, as liberally as vanilla sauce, would welcome it with her open arms.

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Sensimar Lagoon, Mauritius

29/10/2018 by .

From the white sands beach, looking across the tranquil lagoon, there are infinite shades of azure. With a moored catamaran in the foreground, gently rocked by waves that are barely ripples, this is beauty beyond brochures.

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