Dubai Foodie News: Chef Greg Malouf’s new cookbook, the launch of healthy cafe Chez Amy’s, a Ripe Market pop up and more

Chef Greg Malouf of Cle Dubai launches his latest cookery book on Tuesday, January 13. Satish Kumar / The National
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• Chef Greg Malouf, the visionary behind Cle Dubai, will launch his latest cookbook, co-written with ex-wife Lucy Malouf, on Tuesday, January 13. The new book is titled "New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian" and offers an array of vegetarian dishes designed for sharing. The book will be available for purchase in the restaurant during and after the launch. Cle Dubai is located in Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC. For reservations and to attend the book launch, call 04 352 5150 or visit

• Chez Amy's, a new home-grown concept, has launched in Jumeirah Park Pavilion. The all day healthy dining cafe serves sandwiches, salads, main courses, wood-fired, oven-baked pizzas and a large range of desserts. They also have a dedicated kids' menu. The cafe uses fresh ingredients and has gluten-free options as well. They also offer sugar-free and dairy-free items as well as organic coffee. There are plans for more Chez Amy's across the country. For more information, call 04 438 5550 or visit

• Ripe Food & Craft Market will launch a midweek pop up market starting next Tuesday at NYLA House in Al Wasl road. The market will run every Tuesday from 8:30am to noon, offering organic produce, superfoods, arts and crafts. 04 380 7602 or

• Every Friday, families are invited to a French-inspired brunch at Pascal Tepper French Bakery in Dubai Media City where kids are invited to attend the Le Petite Pascal baking class. While the little ones get their hands dirty, parents can enjoy a brunch that includes baked goods, salads, mains, desserts and pastries. Dh99 for adults; Dh69 for kids. Fridays from 11am to 3pm. Call 04 454 2408 or visit

• Sumo Sushi & Bento is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the opening of its first restaurant in Dubai. There will be monthly specials at all locations in the country and guests dining on the 15th day of each month will receive a birthday gift. On January 15, that gift is a free slice of cake with every main course purchased. These monthly promos will be announced on The restaurant will also offer appetisers at half price all year long from Sundays through Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm at each of its locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.