Ossiano

There’s talk that the Michelin Guide may be coming to Dubai, and although we hear this every six months without any actual confirmation from the people at Michelin, it continually raises the question of which restaurants might get awarded stars if they do. The one restaurant that gets mentioned by pretty much all the food…

Trussardi – the family business

At just 35 years of age, Tomaso Trussardi is one of the youngest luxury-brand CEOs and is taking his Italian label into e-commerce and new territories, while remaining faithful to the family aesthetic, writes Matt Pomroy. Tomaso Trussardi could quite easily have elected to live out his charmed life in the enviable tradition of an…

Wagyu is in its prime, but is it the best cut?

There are more than 100 places to get steak in the UAE and more steakhouses are opening all the time, which is testament to the fact that beef is one of the world’s most popular dishes. If there’s one thing the UAE likes to eat it’s beef, and the country’s connoisseurs have long enjoyed a…

The rise of New York’s luxury towers

New York has always attracted wealth and been the home of some of the most expensive real estate on earth. But right now there’s a luxury property boom in Manhattan in the form of skyscrapers with the likes of 432 Park Avenue setting new standards. So why is this happening now, who’s buying and what…

Prima cinema

Home cinema worthy of the name… if you can afford it Let’s start with the bad news. There is an informal club called the Bel Air Circuit and you’re probably not a member, nor will you ever be invited to join. Founded decades ago by movie moguls including Louis B Mayer and Daryl Zanuck, it’s…

Rules of the game

London’s oldest restaurant is still one of its greatest pleasures, especially in game season London 1798, sometime around lunch. A ruddyfaced man is sat browsing a newspaper in Thomas Rule’s new restaurant on Maiden Lane. Admiral Nelson’s fleet has just destroyed the French ships at the Battle Of The Nile, and to help pay for…

The meal deal

Dubai has become one of the world’s best cities for fine dining. So how did this happen, and can the city sustain this huge boom in high-end restaurants? In many ways, Dubai is comparable to Las Vegas. While neither had a long history of fine dining, both were desert towns pushing for tourism and the…