MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Keti Mazzi, Brand Manager Tasca d’Almerita

During the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016, I had the honor of organizing the Best Kept Secret Wine Dinner. The idea behind this dinner was to display 12 gems of 12 Italian wineries to be presented by 12 of the most influential Sommelier’s in the country. The hot spot location of this amazing dinner was at Social by Heinz Beck restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria, on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

GUEST REVIEW – Vito Russo, Reporting Champagne

Vito Russo is an Italian Professor of Private Law, who is also a Professional Sommelier and Champagne addicted. We at #TastedAnd Rated are honored to have Vito as Guest reviewer for this amazing world which is Champagne.

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MEET THE CHEF – Pawel Viktorek, Culinary Boutique & Cafe

With Dubai’s growing restaurant scene, we are getting as much diversity in our restaurant choices as all the major cities in the world. One concept that caught our attention lately is Culinary Boutique. It is not just a restaurant, but also a complete food programme for everyone, including kids, professional foodies and chefs alike.

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MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Isabel Monteiro, Market Manager Symington Family

Yes, MMI one of the two beverage operators in Dubai celebrating 100 years presence in the market. Many people like myself were totally shocked by the news as we couldn’t believe alcohol was sold back then.

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MEET THE BARTENDER – Sany Bacsi, Head Bartender Coya

In a city that prides itself on being ostentatious, it is sometimes challenging to find authenticity. Sany Bacsi is a refreshingly modest Gentleman with a wealth of knowledge that he is all too happy to share. It is this friendly and eager character that has helped the Hungarian go from strength to strength and like many a great story of Dubai, his success story started at the bottom (and now he is here)! The bar Manager of COYA Dubai, an award winning Latin American Lifestyle restaurant opened nearly 2 years ago on Jumeirah Road in the Four Seasons Hotel, talks to TastedAndRated through his philosophy.

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MEET THE SOMMELIER – Ian McEvoy, Jumeirah Group Beverage Director

Once upon a time, there was an amazing wine bar in Emirates Towers, on the same spot now occupied by Alfie's by Dunhill, that everyone used to love. Its name was The Agency Wine Bar. It was completely different to any of Dubai’s current wine bars. At that time of course, the world was in better shape, but undoubtedly the minds behind this genius concept had a real vision of what a wine bar should be.

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