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TheGatheringBistroI received an invitation from The Gathering Bistro Restaurant to attend their private event to taste their new menu. Last Monday, I arrived to The Gathering Bistro Restaurant in Salhiya. The event were organised, decorated and well managed.

New Menu Dishes:

Salads

Iced Parmesan Salad

Chicken and Halloumi Salad

Quinoa Salad

Appetizers

Sesame Prawn Toast

Chicken Strips

Risotto Cake

Pesto Pizzetta

Chips ‘n’ Cheese

Melanzane Alla Parmigiana

Loaded Wedges

Soups

Mushroom Soup

Greek Yogurt Soup

Main Dish

Chicken Parmi

Crunchy Pizza

Carprese Pasta

Saffron Pasta

Penne Arrabbista

Spaghetti Bolognese

T-Burger

Chicken and Mozzarella Burger

Desserts

Chocolate Shot

Banoffee Trifle

Roast & Toast

Creamy Cinnamon Pudding

Caramel Profiteroles

Chocolate Brownie Fudge

LoadedWedgesThe co-founders of the restaurant welcomed us and directed us to our table. I got a set menu with the new dishes marked down, plus the a special rating card to rate / comment on each dish. For appetizers, I chose to Sesame Prawn Toast and Loaded Wedges. Sesame Prawn Toast is made of toast a prawn with some sesame added on the top. Loaded Wedges is potato wedges with some special sauce and cheese added on the top. I liked the Loaded Wedges the most. I recommend to add some chicken, beef or nuts at the top of the wedges which will taste much better.

T-BurgerFor the main dish, I chose to take Chicken Parmi and T-Burger. The Chicken Parmi is made of chicken with pesto pasta, sadly the pesto pasta sauce wasn’t that tasty. Well, the T-Burger is my master main dish. Made of toast bread, beef burger, cheese and sweet chilly sauce. It was amazing!.

ChocolateBrownieAfter five dishes, it is the time to have some dessert. I chose to have Chocolate Brownie Fudge and Roast & Toast. Both of them were delicious, but the Chocolate Brownie Fudge is the king here.

Finally, it was a wonderful night and great opportunity to taste The Gathering Bistro new menu. I rate The Gathering Bistro new menu 06/10 and food quality 08/10.

Review: Dukkan Burger

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

DukkanBurgerBurgers Restaurants trend in Kuwait getting high. I founded new burger restaurants opened while ago. I got an invitation to review and taste the new Dukkan Burger Restaurant located in Le Royal Hotel – Gulf Rd.

Dukkan Burger offer a unique dining experience where you get to relish a fusion of true Arabian culture with the modern trend of international casual dining.

DukkanThe branch manager welcomed us and directed us to our table. Then we were served with Arabic Coffee and dates. The waiters got a  unique uniform designed with mix of traditional and casual set.

BurgerDukkanWe got our set menu. As an appetiser, I got buffalo shrimps, Dukkan Burger, South West Chicken Burger, 3 Fries and Milkshakes.

Dukkan Burger is made of seasoned seed patty, melted kashkawal cheese, sumac tossed onions, parsley, Dukkan Sauce and soft roll. The South West Chicken Burger is made of buttermilk fried chicken, american cheddar, cattlemen’s sauce, pickle, shredded iceberg, onion rings and soft roll.

All of Dukkan’s Burger food is delicious, but my favourite burger was South West Chicken Burger and their fabulous Vimto Milkshake. I rate Dukkan’s Burger food 08/10, location 09/10 and dine-in service 09/10.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available from 8am – 11pm.

For delivery call 1800 011

Instagram @dukkan_burger

Tmkeen2014Tmkeen – Youth Empowerment Symposium is organising their third conference YES 2014. This year, they got new things coming up such as Food Valley were they host well-known successful food businesses in Kuwait.

Additionally, ten new speakers are participating this year:

  1. Dawn Hudson – Former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America
  2. Edward Rensi – Former President and CEO of McDonalds Corporation
  3. Richard Carucci – Former President of Yum! Brands Inc.
  4. Faisal Al-Ayyar – Vice Chairman of the Kuwait Projects Co. (KIPCO), Chairman of Panther Media Group – Dubai UAE (OSN) and Board Member of Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Co.
  5. Jawad Bukhamseen – Chairman of Bukhamseen Group Holding Company
  6. Abdulwahab Al-Wazzan – Former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Office of Social Development and Chairman of Kuwait International Bank
  7. Marzouk Al-Kharafi – Chairman of Kuwait Food Company-Americana, Vice Chairman of Mohammad Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons and Vice Chairman of Kharafi National
  8. Tarek Al-Sultan – Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics
  9. Dr. Essa Al-Essa – General Manager of Asnan Tower
  10. Haidar Al-Naqeeb – Co-Founder of Kharafi Global

The conference will be held in The Regency Hotel from 16-18 of November 2014. If you are interested to attend any seminar, you can register via [website]. Also, if you own any food small business, you can signup for your booth via [website].

More information, follow @tmkeen #tmkeen2014 on Twitter and Instagram.

Frost New Ice Cream Flavors

September 10th, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

FrostIcecreamWeek ago, I received three new ice-cream flavors from Frost Gelato located at The Avenues – The Mall. The three new flavors are Honey Lavender, Lemon Mint and Lotus. The most flavours I really loved are lemon mint and lotus. As I can taste the nature flavor without any ingredients added in. You can find more about Frost Gelato on Instagram @frostkwt.

Ribs & Rumps New Menu

September 5th, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

Ribs&RumpsKuwaitRibs & Rumps opened a year ago in Kuwait. Last week, I received an invitation to taste the new menu of Ribs & Rumps. I ordered mix appetisers, ribs, ribs burger and shrimp pasta. The food was some how tasty, but I don’t feel it is over tasty except the ribs burger. However, the pasta shrimp was also not that delicious, I feel they need to work more on the sauce, condiment and ingredients.

The restaurant atmosphere is expectable and I can say the menu need to be much better. I rate Ribs & Rumps food 06/10

CafeBazzaMishrefCafe Bazza is one of the popular cafes in Kuwait, which established under traditional local flavour theme. Last week, Cafe Bazza opened their 14th branch in West Mishref Coop. All of Cafe Bazza branches got the same theme, design and identity.

CafeBazzaKuwaitI was invited for the branch grand opening. I had full Arabic Breakfast and traditional tea style. Their are no comments with the food, but the cafe is small and if the tables could be more organized so their could be enough space between the tables.

Location: West Mishref Coop [map]

DikakeenDikakeen opened there first branch at Salhiya Complex M2. Dikakeen means a group of kiosks in Arabic and is a part of the tapestry of Kuwaiti Culture. The main attraction of the space would showcase of live cooking by Kuwaiti Chefs with their take on local dishes.

Two days ago, I had a chance to choose Dikakeen Restaurant for lunch. Thanks god the place was empty. I ordered Dikakeen mix grill, salad and ‘3aybooba Dessert (Chocolate Molten Cake with Sandwich ice-cream, cookies and lotus). Their food is so delicious and tasty. I really loved their food and congratulate the founders of creating this wonderful restaurant. If you haven’t been there yet I really suggest to taste their food. I rate Dikakeen’s food 09/10.

RealMadridCafeDubaiI done different exciting activities during my recent visit Summer Vacation in Dubai. One night I went for a walk to Dubai JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence). I saw different new restaurants and stores opened in JBR. Real Madrid Cafe Dubai is one of the cafes impressed me. 

RealMadridDubaiThe cafe got a mini Real Madrid store were you can find the team uniform, accessories and items. As well you can take your own photo, plus watch the photo gallery and get more details about the team. The first floor of the cafe got huge sitting area to eat, drink coffee or have some desserts. I loved the store and cafe idea, which I recommend for Real Madrid fans to have a look one day.

PalmPalaceWeek ago, I received mix of Ramadan dishes of PalmPalace Restaurant. I got mix of salads, apptizers and grills. I ate once from PalmPalace Restaurant. I’m one of the fans of Lebanese food. I don’t have any comments of their food.

Address: Salmiya, St.Hamad AlMubarak, PalmPalace Restaurant

Phone: 2571 5283 – 2575 6331

Instagram @palmpalacerestaurant

KuwaitDrugsSweetsHundred of drugs founded inside kids gergaan sweets yesterday. Actually, this is really terrible case founded in town. Of course, their is a story behind it. Ministry of Interior announced, these drugs are NOT drugs and they are antihelminthic tablets. Sorry kids, but we don’t have any people who cares and supervise our market.

GardeniaBakeryWeek before, someone knocked the door before futoor. Suddenly, I saw Gardenia Bakery driver with a huge gift box sent to us. I opened the box and saw this wonderful Baklava Pistachio Cake. I kept the cake for after futoor and shared it with my family. After I tasted the first slice of the cake. I loved the flavours taste.

Gardenia Bakery will open soon at Divonne Complex in Abu Hassaniya.

Instagram: @gardenia_bakery

Phone: 9885 5667

LittleTreatsq8Everyday after Futoor I have to find any dessert to eat. Around 6pm someone knocked the door and gave me this wonderful dessert from @littletreatq8 bakery. It is a chocolate tart known as chocolate cream pie. I loved the taste of the chocolate.

Tel: 2575 7292 – 2575 7290

Address: Omniya Centre, Salem AlMubarak St. – Salmiya