Recipe: wild mushroom & black winter truffle risotto by Enrico Paiola

Wild mushroom & black winter truffle risotto - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Recipes

Try this indulgent dish by The Hidden Hog’s executive chef Enrico Paiola at home. Serves 1 INGREDIENTS 70g arborio rice 80g while mushroom mix 35g butter 25g Grana Padano 10ml white wine 1 no carrot, chopped 1 no white onion, chopped 1 no celery stick, chopped 1 no garlic clove, chopped 10g shallot, chopped 5g […]

Recipe: chicken cafreal by chef Himanshu Saini

Chicken cafreal recipe by Chef Himanshu Saini - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Recipes

Chef Himanshu Saini is the creative mastermind behind Dubai’s leading modern Indian restaurant, Tresind and Tresind Studio. Here, he shares one of his latest creations INGREDIENTS 700g coriander 30 coriander seeds 7g black pepper whole 3g green cardamom whole 5g star anise 5g fennel seeds 10g cumin seeds whole 3g cloves 3g cinnamon stick 10g […]

Know how: sushi etiquette with Katsuya Uechi

Know how: sushi etiquette with Katsuya Uechi - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Chefs - Culinary tales

There’s a right and wrong way to eat sushi, and Katsuya Uechi, executive chef of Katsuya Worldwide, is here to teach us all we need to know about mastering the skill. Let’s talk sushi etiquette. What’s the correct way to eat sushi and sashimi? It is OK to use chopsticks or even your hands (as some people […]

Get to know: Thomas Keller

Get to know: Thomas Keller - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Chefs - Culinary tales

Ever wondered what brand of knives chef Keller uses or what his most treasured piece of advice is? Here, the celebrated chef shares a little bit about himself. Renowned for exceptionally high standards and perfected culinary skills, chef Thomas Keller is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the Michelin […]

Get to know: Michel Roux Jr.

Get to know: Michel Roux Jr. - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Chefs - Culinary tales

Staying true to his family’s culinary roots, English-born chef Michel Roux Jr. is known for his work at La Gavroche in London – and has two Michelin stars to prove it. Here, we get to know the chef and his secrets to success a little more. La Gavroche, London which was opened by Michel Roux […]

Recipe: Persian lamb shank

Recipe: Persian lamb shank - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Recipe

Palazzo Versace Dubai’s executive chef Mansour Memarian offers kitchen inspiration for cooking at home with his Persian lamb shank recipe served at Enigma. Persian lamb shank Serves 4 For the lamb shank 2kg lamb shank (approx.. 4 pieces)           200g onion   20g garlic, crushed 200g tomato, wedges     150g carrots, chunks 150g celery, chunks 4lt water […]

On the pass: Alessandro Miceli at Bella Restaurant & Lounge

On the pass: Alessandro Miceli at Bella Restaurant & Lounge - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Restaurants

Bella Restaurant & Lounge on the 20th floor of Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay is Dubai’s latest hot spot for Italian cuisine. In the words of its executive chef Alessandro Miceli, we learn what dish, in his opinion, is the best on the menu. What dish on your menu are you most proud of? Our […]

Get to know: Pierre Gagnaire

Get to know: Pierre Gagnaire - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Chefs - Culinary tales

With three Michelin stars under his belt, over 10 successful restaurants worldwide and Le Chef’s title of ‘best chef in the world’ as his own, Pierre Gagnaire is notably one of the most respected chef’s in the industry. Although based in his native France, the accomplished chef is the culinary lead behind InterContinental Dubai Festival […]

José Avillez: What sets Portuguese cuisine aside from other Mediterranean fare

José Avillez: What sets Portuguese cuisine aside from other Mediterranean fare

Famed Portuguese chef José Avillez of Tasca at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, shares what his country’s cuisine offers and what traditional dishes can be found on his menu. Representing his first international venture, Portuguese chef José Avillez made his Middle Eastern debut with the opening of Tasca at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai in 2019. He […]

Get to know: Chef Mariam Almansoori

Get to know: Chef Mariam Almansoori - The Restaurant Co. Stories - Chefs - Culinary tales

Chef-Owner of Montauk Boutique Café & Restaurant in Abu Dhabi, Mariam Almansoori’s passion and artistry is ingrained into every aspect of the homegrown brand. Here, she shares her journey with us. Chef Mariam Almansoori discovered her passion for cooking at an early age while spending time in the kitchen with her parents and watching Julia […]