Weekly A to Z

Courtney Brandt
Weekly travel and culinary news.
Created 06 Oct 2020
  • Weekly A to Z, Oct 1st.
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Congrats to all who worked/are working on Expo 2020 — I can’t wait for my first visit. What are you most looking forward to? After a four-day series of events for Hubs’ birthday, it was time to get ba...
  • BOCA, tasting menu.
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    It’s not a secret I am friends with the entire team at BOCA, but I remain (or try to remain) as impartial as possible when dining at the restaurant. I only mention this because I like to be transparen...
  • Weekly A to Z, Sept 24th.
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    Brunch at Hutong last weekend with the Bookers was a definite success. Excellent atmosphere and wonderful service. Catch more of our meal here. #invited On Monday, I finally finished a draft of a manu...
  • Pintxos (III).
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Find Pintxos I and II here. (For the sake of space, I’ve decided to start posting these as quarterly or bi-annual round-ups). The Artisan I’ve been fortunate to have been acquainted with The Artisan o...
  • Stylish at Shanghai ME.
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Even though I've passed by Shanghai ME countless times during visits to DIFC, this was my first time trying the popular Asian fusion restaurant. Once inside, with larger-than-life doors on the podium ...
  • Weekly A to Z, Sept 17th.
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Last weekend involved a highlight of revisiting Hoseki (if you’re interested in reading a full review, please feel free to subscribe). While expensive — AED700 per person — the experience is truly unp...
  • Interesting offers at Koyo.
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    For the most part, I avoid Dubai Marina. I’m a bit of a snob about traffic, and combined with the lack of parking, I rarely find restaurants that are worthy of the effort. Fortunately, with a review o...
  • Hoseki holds up.
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Should you be interested, I’ve written about Hoseki previously, from my first visit when the Bulgari Hotel opened. It was, and remains, one of the favorite restaurants in the UAE. As I am rather consi...
  • Weekly A to Z, Sept 10th.
    10 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Brunch is back! We loved the experience last Friday at CLAP. Our favorite dish was (!) caviar and mash, and our biggest surprise was the absolutely phenomenal vegetarian menu options. It was so great ...
  • Weekly A to Z, Sept 3rd.
    03 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    A week I’m more than happy with. 62+ million views on Google. Getting the second draft of a professional project over to the editor. Closing in on finishing a rough draft of a manuscript (and passing ...
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