13 04, 2017


By |2017-04-13T11:45:50+04:00April 13th, 2017|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Alberto Medici Co-Owner Medici Ermete Il Lambrusco   On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 organized by Rosario Scarpato here in Dubai, I had the honor of interviewing Alberto Medici, of the historic house of Medici Ermete, which produces top of the range Lambrusco. Not only classed top of the range [...]

13 04, 2017

EVENT – Pop up wine bar by Tasted and Rated

By |2017-04-13T11:44:54+04:00April 13th, 2017|Events|

Event Pop Up Wine Bar by Tasted And Rated   ITALIAN MINA BEACH FESTIVAL WESTIN MINA SEYAHI DUBAI Thursday, 16TH March, 2017 The brand new Italian Mina Beach Festival brings a unique lifestyle event to the shores of Dubai, with Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre turning into a Mediterranean haven for lovers of Italian cuisine [...]

22 02, 2017

RETAIL DUBAI – Luca Gagliardi’s wine columns on FooDiva

By |2017-09-07T11:56:56+04:00February 22nd, 2017|Retail Dubai|

Simone Luca Gagliardi is the Italian most seasoned Sommelier of Dubai and founder of Tasted and Rated, together with Garth Beer. They are Sommeliers Point of Reference of the Middle East who have dedicated their life in pursuit of wine excellence. Gagliardi and Beer share the same dream of taking the Dubai Wine and Hospitality Industry in a new direction [...]

24 01, 2017

MEET THE CHEF – Xiaomeng Liu, Head Chef Zengo

By |2017-02-02T18:21:58+04:00January 24th, 2017|Meet The Chef|

Meet the Chef Xiaomeng Liu Head Chef Zengo In my 13 years of living in Dubai, I have seen many places opening, rebranding, losing loyal clientele and also found that some of the best older restaurants in the city are unknown to most Dubai newcomers. When I meet people who have been here for quite a long time like [...]

24 01, 2017

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Laura Pedrazzoli Representing Bastianich & Moschioni Wines

By |2017-02-06T14:16:33+04:00January 24th, 2017|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Laura Pedrazzoli presents: Bastianich & Moschioni Wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia During the 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 that took place in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November, which coincided with the launch of TastedAndRated, I had the honour to be the Wine Director for the Summit. One [...]

23 01, 2017

MEET THEE PROFESSIONAL – Yohan Morel, Brand Ambassador Mas de Daumas Gassac

By |2017-02-01T15:51:05+04:00January 23rd, 2017|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL YOHAN MOREL BRAND AMBASSADOR MAS de DAUMAS GASSAC It is my firm belief that everything happens for a reason. And indeed on the day of this interview, it is Yohan Morel’s last day at Toko Restaurant, the iconic Asian venue on the Dubai Boulevard. By coincidence, or rather not, our roads connect as we both say arrivederci [...]