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    How Terra Eatery has become a retreat in the heart of UAE

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    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Restaurateur Rashed Al Tayer, founder of Terra Eatery, on creating a locally grown haven that nourishes mind, body and soul.
    With an aim to create a retreat from the buzzing city. The restaurant offers a redefined culinary experience and takes pride in using only the finest sourced produce from across the globe to prepare each dish served.

    Talk us through your background.
    During my time at university whilst studying finance in San Diego, I spent some time travelling, dining out and immersing myself in diverse culinary experiences, from touring coffee roasters in California to homegrown concepts in Greece that focused on fresh and local produce. This left a lasting impression on me and inspired me to craft a new style of relaxed yet elevated dining concepts bringing them to the region. After returning to Dubai, I embarked on a professional journey in real estate alongside my family for some time but felt compelled to explore bringing a new style of F&B concepts to the local scene, giving me a chance to showcase my creativity and gauge my ability to craft innovative concepts inspired by what I had seen during my university days.
    The contemporary restaurant redefines Mediterranean cooking – talk us through the concept.
    At Terra, we embrace coastal-inspired Mediterranean plates that championingredients as the stars of each dish. We prioritise the use of premium and locallysourced ingredients, ensuring that each dish undergoes meticulous tastings and adjustments before earning its place on our menu. Embracing the ethos of seasonality, we periodically refresh key dishes to reflect the freshest produce available.

    Terra Eatery beautifully captures local flavours – tell us more.
    As an Emirati and the owner of a homegrown business, it is important for me to support other local businesses where I can. Prioritising local produce, andcollaborating with homegrown architects and designers to infuse authenticity intoevery aspect of the dining experience is of utmost importance to me.

    “Attention to detail is everything, Terra was designed to offer upscale cuisine in awarm and welcoming environment”

    What are some of the key dishes to try at the restaurant?
    For lunch or dinner, the Spicy Prawns are my all-time favourite as well as The French beans salad – simple yet fresh and flavourful and as for the pastas, the Short Rib Pappardelle – all of our pastas are made in-house which adds a special touch.For breakfast, all are my favourites but my go -to is the Menemen with sumac yoghurt, onion and capsicums or Frittata.
    The restaurant is known for its beautifully crafted interiors – what was the creative process behind the space?
    I envisioned a restaurant influenced by the Mediterranean, my personal favourite culinary region. A nestled haven where comfort, inspiration, and relaxation come together. The design of Terra is a testament to attention to detail, with rustic open kitchens, earthy hand-finished clay walls, Italian artisan tiles, reclaimed wood, linen fabrics, and lush green foliage bringing an inviting indoor-outdoor southern European courtyard feel to the dining experience.
    The concept has been selected for the MichelinGuide Abu Dhabi 2024 – how does itfeel?
    Receiving recognition and awards for our efforts is immensely gratifying – it validates the hard work and dedication we’ve poured into our craft which is particularly rewarding.
    Everything at Terra Eatery embodies fine attention-to-detail – how important was this from the outset?
    Attention to detail is everything, the restaurant was designed to offer upscale cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment. The customer profile at Terra is the everyday person who appreciates authenticity, honesty, and attention.

    How has travel influenced ideation through the restaurant?
    Massively! My love for the Mediterranean coast majorly influences me, as I travel there often. The ambiance, music, and cuisine at Terra are all imbued with theessence of that region.

    This is The Body Issue – what are your nonnegotiable self and body care practices?
    I believe that what you consume, your environment, and physical activity all contribute to self-care and overall well-being. To maintain balance, I incorporate a variety of workouts such as Pilates, cycling, and stretching into my routine. Additionally, I prioritise nourishing my body with balanced, highquality meals from places that not only inspire me but also provide a positive feel to the dining experience.
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    16 global restaurants that have made their mark in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

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    For a myriad of culinary options, Dubai is the place to be. With a host of global restaurants opening in the emirate, diners can choose for a variety of concepts to dine at.
    As Dubai is home to 200 nationalities, so it’s no surprise there are great global dining options and restaurants from all over the world here – there’s something for everyone. So, if you’re heading home for the holidays or just a jet setter, you can enjoy a taste of Dubai around the world in the most luxurious fine-dining setting.
    From Cipriani to Fouquet’s, there’s a myriad of captivating dining concepts that have made their mark internationally and now being loved by both tourists and residents in Dubai. Overall, the emirate has also seen a complete transformation in the food scene as they are finally starting to have its moment in the spotlight, with the Michelin Guide launching in the city in 2022.
    With more international chefs setting their base here and making their mark in this part of the world, Dubai is becoming the center of attraction when it comes to fine-dining options. Over the years, this part of the world has also seen a number of exceptional homegrown restaurants and cafés that have impressed diners in the city.
    As the emirate is well-known for offering an unparalleled fine-dining experience no matter what the cuisine, Emirates Woman takes a closer look at all the global culinary havens that have made their mark in the city.
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    14 luxurious new restaurants in Dubai to book ASAP

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    by Sarah Joseph
    13 mins ago

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    As the world embraces a new year, so is Dubai with all its new culinary hotspots that have opened its doors for tourists and residents.
    From sophisticated ambiences to dishes prepared with an innate attention to detail, be prepared to be astounded with the best served on a plate. Be it the finest caviar or the most indulgent tiramisu, these restaurants have it all.
    No matter what the cuisine of preference is, this emirate is never short of culinary havens. So if you’re looking to make a booking and try something new, swipe through our guide of editor-approved restaurants to experience in Dubai.
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    9 new must-visit restaurants in Dubai to book ASAP

    Life by Sarah Joseph 40 mins ago VIEW GALLERY/ 9 IMAGES As the world embraces a new year, so is Dubai with all its new culinary hotspots that have opened its doors for tourists and residents. From sophisticated ambiences to dishes prepared with an innate attention to detail, be prepared to be astounded with the best served on a plate. Be it the finest caviar or the most indulgent tiramisu, these restaurants have it all. No matter what the cuisine of preference is, this emirate is never short of culinary havens. So if you’re looking to make a booking and try something new, swipe through our guide of editor-approved restaurants to experience in Dubai. – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram Images: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @wendyswan More

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    9 new must-visit restaurants in Dubai to try

    Life by Sarah Joseph 5 mins ago VIEW GALLERY/ 9 IMAGES As the world embraces a new year, so is Dubai with all its new culinary hotspots that have opened its doors for tourists and residents. From sophisticated ambiences to dishes prepared with an innate attention to detail, be prepared to be astounded with the best served on a plate. Be it the finest caviar or the most indulgent tiramisu, these restaurants have it all. No matter what the cuisine of preference is, this emirate is never short of culinary havens. So if you’re looking to make a booking and try something new, swipe through our guide of editor-approved restaurants to experience in Dubai. – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and Instagram Images: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @wendyswan More

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    9 new must-visit restaurants in Dubai to try in 2024

    Lifeby Sarah Joseph3 hours ago VIEW GALLERY/ 9 IMAGESAs the world embraces a new year, so is Dubai with all its new culinary hotspots that have opened its doors for tourists and residents.From sophisticated ambiences to dishes prepared with an innate attention to detail, be prepared to be astounded with the best served on a plate. Be it the finest caviar or the most indulgent tiramisu, these restaurants have it all.No matter what the cuisine of preference is, this emirate is never short of culinary havens. So if you’re looking to make a booking and try something new, swipe through our guide of editor-approved restaurants to experience in Dubai.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @wendyswan More

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    10 new dining hot spots to visit for a delicious meal in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    13 hours ago

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    For an avant-garde new lunch and dinner spot, we’re here to help.
    Dubai’s fine-dining and culinary scene never takes a backseat all-year round with its innovative food concepts that are sure to leave your palate craving for more.
    From Japanese to authentic Italian spots, there’s a plethora of exciting dining options that we simply can’t get enough off. With each detail crafted to perfection, be it the interiors, menu and overarching design, these latest culinary havens are a delight to try for any occasion or to simply treat yourself after a new week.
    If you’re on the lookout for the latest hotspots to visit in Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated an exclusive guide on where to dine in the emirate.
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    7 fabulous things to do in UAE this weekend

    Life

    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    Your ultimate weekend guide – November 24 to November 26, 2023.
    Enjoy authentic Florentine dishes

    True to its name, the Italian fine dining restaurant Chic Nonna encapsulates the spirit of Italy with its authentic menu – served with dose of chic on the side. The revamped menu highlights a wide range of classic, seasonal dishes from age-old recipes to innovate creations by Head Chef Francesco Torcasio and Group Executive Chef Giuseppe Pezzella that are steeped in tradition and bursting with flavour, from pipettes, pastas, risottos to meat and seafood options. The standouts? The Carpaccio di Fassona with parmigiana reggiano, wild arugula coulis, artichoke dressing and truffle, the pan-fried Dover Sole with lemon, capers and brown-butter sauce, the chef-recommended Bavette Nerano pasta with zucchini, basil, Provolone del Monaco cheese and lastly, the Vassoio di Pasticceria, a beautifully wrapped pastry tray of assorted Italian Pasticcini.
    For reservations, visit chicnonna.com
    Marvel at this must-see public art show

    On view at ICD Brookfield Place until January 3, 2024, Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri’s “Floating Worlds” exhibition features fossil fuel resources transformed into tangible metallic art objects and larger-than-life inflatable floating sculptures. The visual spectacle explores the fragility and perishability of energy resources, echoing the importance of discussions on the climate crisis and sustainability.
    Pamper yourself to an exclusive wellness session

    Over the next four months, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi will be hosting residencies of world-class wellness masters Jimmy Jarnet, Justin Andries, Dr Buathon Thienarrom and Milena Naydenov.
    Wellness designer Jimmy Jarnet will be kicking off the exclusive experience from today until November 29, 2023, offering guests moments to pamper through his hyper-personalized programs such as The Ultimate Massage Experience (Dhs1,435 for 55 minutes/Dhs1,800 for 75 minutes) and personal training sessions (Dhs825 for 55 minutes) for a holistic body and mind symbiosis.
    For more information and reservations, visit mandarinoriental.com/en/abu-dhabi/emirates-palace/spa or call +971 2 690 7885.
    Book a new nightlife experience

    Tucked away behind a concealed door inside ALAYA, this underground lounge is the latest exclusive club in DIFC. From 11pm to 3am, the refined speakeasy brings a new nightlife energy featuring unique after-hours entertainment and exclusive parties like no other to the region in an opulent Bedouin-inspired interior setting.
    For bookings and reservation, visit alayarestaurants.com or e-mail reservations@lyladubai.com
    Lunch with a view

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, introduces the Laurent Perrier Garden, a luxurious retreat for French bubbly enthusiasts, where guests can enjoy a dish and a glass of bubbles from Dhs100. Nestled within the lush grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, this location is an outdoor oasis, perfect to celebrate big-little moments in life this season. The lip-smacking menu includes a variety of delectable dishes, such as Oyster Fine de Claire, Cured Salmon on Blinis, Burratina, Tartare De Boeuf, Tempura Maki, Chevre Cigar, Beef Cheeks Croquettes, and Prawns Anticuchos.
    For more information and reservations, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/dubai
    Shop till you drop

    The jaw-dropping Black Friday deals are officially here – you can now until your wallets are dry. The Luxury Closet has a massive discount on all your favourtie leather goods – whether you’re looking to invest in a plus new luxury bag or hoping to buy a pre-loved arm candy, now is the time to do so.  From Louis Vuitton and YSL to Dior and Goyard, the options are endless.
    For more information visit theluxurycloset.com
    Indulge in seasonal sweet treats

    Celebrate the season with Magnolia Bakery’s limited-edition Red Velvet Banana Pudding, a delightful twist on the classic favorite. This fan-favorite features a blend of vanilla pudding, red velvet cake, fresh bananas, and chocolate chips, available in sizes from small to large. Cupcake enthusiasts can indulge in the luscious Red Velvet Whiteout and Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes. The product of the month, Red Velvet Banana Pudding Cookies, offers a perfect fusion of soft-baked banana pudding and melt-in-the-mouth cookies. Don’t miss the Favor Box, combining an assortment of best-selling cookies for the ultimate festive treat.
    For more information visit www.magnoliabakery.com
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