Q. Thanks for taking a few minutes today to speak with us about your Foodie travels. As the Founder of Mr. & Mrs. Italy, you get to travel to some of the best places in Italy. First of all, tell us about your business and what you do.
Q. I see from your website that you’re a Greek-Cypriot-Brit living in Dubai. I have to ask, how did you end up in Dubai and how long have you been living there?
A. Sun, sea, sand and a tax-free salary! I moved here 13 years ago from London (having grown up in the Caribbean and Cyprus) to further my career in the PR industry working primarily in the hospitality, tourism and food and beverage sectors.
Q. I’ve been to Dubai and found the dining scene to be one of the most international anywhere across all price ranges. …
Everything has changed in the past few years.
It all comes down to what aging baby boomers and millennials want out of life.
Restaurants and travel are perfect for social media.
There was a time when people wanted material things more than they wanted experiences. Today people of all ages have realized that they’re not going to care about the sofa, the dining room china cabinet (that no one uses), or a closet full of 50 different outfits when they only wear the same 5 over and over.
What people want today are experiences — and memorable ones at that.
The 100Tables App. 100 restaurants in 100 cities worldwide
The reason we created One Hundred Tables was to pull together a solid short-list of 100 great places to eat out. When you use something like Yelp, you’re forced to look at thousands of places, many of which are either not relevant to what you want or not good. Then you have to filter by reviews to figure out what’s what.
One One Hundred Tables we cut to the chase creating a uniquely curated collection of just 100 great places in each city (100 places in 100 different cities). …
Q. Hi Janet, thanks for taking a few moments to talk with us. Gusto 101 is one of your newest restaurant ventures in Toronto and it’s clearly a big hit. How did you come up with the idea/concept for Gusto 101?
A. Over the years my passion for travel and continual search for great food has carried me to many countries across the world. After working 17 years in the industry, I decided to create a restaurant reflective of all I had learned. …