Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colds' Hot Candy

I know the flu season is almost over, but I know some people who just caught the bug. So I wanted to review this "medical" candy, Ginger Chews, which I have been having for about 5 years now and like so much.
I was surprised to find that we have it here in Kuwait specifically in The Sultan Center (in the chocolates and candy section). I usually get mine from Harvey Nichols, London.

I used to have it when I had fluenza or when I travelled to a really cold place. It warms you up real good inside. Its a chewy candy that mainly tastes of ginger but this one is spicy apple flavor. I like. Whenever you feel cold and need warming up, just chew this spicy candy and it'll make you feel so good and warm.

Also available in orginal ginger, peanut, and hot coffee flavors. But I prefer the spicy apple one, and that's the one available at TSC.

It was named "Best Candy" at the 2000 Scovie Awards.

Wataniya Airways' Newest Destinations

Have you heard yet?

Wataniya Airways is to open new routes to 19 European destinations via Vienna starting October 31st, 2010. The new destinations include London, Paris, Milan, Brussels, Geneva, and many more. The airlines have signed an agreement allowing passengers of Wataniya Airways to Vienna to get a direct access to the 19 destinations through Austrian Airlines using one booked ticket. Baggage will be automatically transfered to the final destination.

Did you quite get that? So its not Wataniya Airlines you will be travelling on that will be taking you to these 19 places. Its going to connect you to Austrian Airlines which will take you to these destinations, smoothly.

You will be able to book your flights online starting tomorrow (October 21st, 2010).

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge- Dubai, UAE

I was looking forward to having dinner in Caramel as it had very high ratings, buzz of the town, and it had lots of celebrities as diners! One of my tweeps, from the UAE, says its the only place in Dubai that serves sliders. You have to reserve beforehand as its fully packed everyday! The best food I had in a while. The atmosphere is cool, more of a club than a restaurant. You can choose to sit in the restaurant (which we did) or the lounge. It's a good thing we didn't go for the lounge because most drinkers from the bar, got their drinks and head straight to that area to stand around and "socialize". One thing for sure, most if not all of the people were beautiful!! Gorgeous crowd. And not to forget it being famous with the celebrities, we saw one. We ordered a lot. And were full before the main dish arrived.
Caesar Salad.We loved it just because the lettuce was shredded, which was a really more convenient way of having it.
Endive Apple Salad.  This is by far my favorite dish! It was really unique! I love the combination of shreded sweet apples with the sourness of goat cheese and buttemilk dressing, it reminded me o the salted green apples I love to have after a massage session in Spa Time, Kuwait. And the addion of the spiced pecan was mind blowing.
  Kobe Chili Pomme Frites.We all loved this. It's fries with a very chili meat sauce. That white sauce was melted cheddar cheese!
Shawarma Bites.  This was very light and good. The mini tomato topping was cute. I would've loved it if the "white sauce" was garlic, and if that was what it was, it needs to taste like it. Nonetheless this was a favorite too.
 Steak & Fries.This cut Worchestershire steak was one of the best I have had in a while. The fries were perfect, a little salty but I loved that they were topped with shredded dry cheese (parmesan I think).
The Petite Kobe Sliders and Chocolate Fondant were also really good.

Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Tel..: +9714 4256677

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Stay at The Address Dubai Downtown - Dubai, UAE

Another hotel I've been to and want to review for you Dubai goers is this new brand of hotel called The Address. We chose The Address Dubai Downtown, the first of the family to open. This 5-star luxury hotel is very convenient if you're aiming for a weekend getaway to Dubai, UAE and would like to spend as much time as possible in The Dubai Mall, which is right next door. The mall itself has their own The Address Dubai Mall hotel, which is located within the mall. In all, they are 5 hotels that belong to The Address brand, one of them includes The Palace Old Town, which I have posted about earlier this year. So keep in mind, when booking one of The Address hotels, make sure you know which one it is you want, because 2 of them are actually one street apart.  It is less than a 5 min walk from the hotel to mall. No need for a car.  We got a fantastic upgrade to Junior Suite, which is a lakeview room and looks directly on to Burj Khalifa. The best part is, we had complete access to the water fountain show from our balcony whenever we felt like watching. No need to stand with the crowds.