Turkey Traditions

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What: TURKEY TO GO
Where: THE ST. REGIS DOHA
When: NOVEMBER 24

The St. Regis Doha is offering a fabulous Turkey-to-go menu for families to enjoy this Thanksgiving. For a cool QR990 you can get yourself a full-on meal with the roast, stuffing and sides to fee from eight to 10 people. Your dinner will include a roasted whole turkey with celery onion stuffing, roasted potato, sweet potato mash, honey glazed carro, roasted parsnip, broccolis almond cream, turkey jus, cranberries jus, and pumpkin pie. Just how yummy does that sound? Take the stress out of Thanksgiving and let The St. Regis Doha make it an enjoyable one!

Call 4446 0000 for reservations and more info

What: THANKSGIVING WEEK AT HUNTERS
Where: THE WESTIN DOHA HOTEL & SPA
When: NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 1

Guest chef, Matilda Robinson, from The St.Regis Washington, DC, will be in Doha to delight guests with an authentic Thanksgiving menu.Since 1993, Chef Matilda has assisted in leading the culinary team at the St.Regis Washington,DC as the Chef Garde Manger. During her tenure Chef Matilda has enjoyed providing many world leaders with indelible culinary experiences and it’ll be Chef Matilda’s first time to The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa where she’ll prepare for you a traditional all- American Thanksgiving Feast at Hunters! QR220 per person, food only.

Call 4492 1555 for reservations and more info.

What: THANKSGIVING DINNER
Where: INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA THE CITY
When: NOVEMBER 24, 6PM TO 11PM

Join in a cosmopolitan Thanksgiving Dinner at The Square with your family and friends! Indulge in the Thanksgiving carving station with traditional Turkey and all the trimmings,perfect to celebrate the season.End your evening on a sweet note with a huge selection of desserts, including pumpkin pie! QR255 – inclusive of soft beverages; QR355 – inclusive of selected house beverages; and QR390 inclusive of premium house beverages.

Call 4015 8888 for reservations and more info

What: THANKSGIVING DINNER
Where: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL DOHA
When: NOVEMBER 24, 6.30PM TO 10.30PM

Celebrate the season of Thanksgiving at Il Teatro where a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet will be hosted. Savour your evening with the traditional roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy and pumpkin pies together with your nearest and dearest. QR285 per person inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages. Offers on vino available at special prices.

Call 4494 8600 for reservations and more info.

What: THANKSGIVING DINNER
Where: ORYX ROTANA DOHA
When: NOVEMBER 24

Turn your Thanksgiving feast into a meal that’s both traditional and tasty! Dine out at Choices and celebrate the holiday with a seafood themed buffet. Enjoy a seasonal spread of fresh seafood, made to order hot dishes, salads and pasta, as well as succulent selections from the carving stations with all the trimmings. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are some mouthwatering desserts to finish. Thanksgiving dinner buffet is QR280 per person, food only; QR360 including unlimited selected house beverages or try the premium package for QR390 including unlimited sparkling vino, house spirits, selected digestives and aperitifs. Children aged 6 to 11 pay QR150. ✤

Call 4402 3333 for reservations and more info.


The Entertainer 2017 Offers Exceptional Value

The Entertainer, the region’s leading Buy One Get One Free incentives brand, has launched Entertainer Qatar 2017, which customers can now purchase for a cool QR250, 15 per cent off the regular cost. On top of this great price, your purchase will unlock all of 2016’s offers so you can start saving right away. This fantastic deal is available directly from the website (www.theentertainerme.com) or through the Entertainer App, for a limited time only. With over 1,400 Buy One Get One Free offers for restaurants, cafés, attractions, leisure activities, spas, fitness, retail, services and more, the Entertainer delivers over QR587,000 in savings for customers in Qatar. Top merchants include Papa John’s, Biella, Outback Steakhouse, Nando’s, Butcher Shop & Grill, Burj al Hamam, VLCC Wellness, Trader Vic’s, Doha Golf Club, Tim Hortons and many more awesome places.

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In 2016, Entertainer members in Qatar will have used over 350,000 digital offers, saving an average of QR5,152 per user! In addition to all the offers in the book, the digital product includes access to even more premium offers added each month, such as brunches, buffets, spa treatments and more. New venues are added on the App throughout the year, giving customers the opportunity to save even more. Last month, the Entertainer App introduced Smiles, a virtual currency system which allows members to earn and spend rewards throughout the year. Rewards include offer top-ups, for when you’ve used all three at your favourite spots, extra Pings and many more fab deals.

With the purchase of all 2017 digital products, Entertainer members will enjoy exclusive access to Hotels Worldwide, which includes Buy One Night, Get One Free offers at over 500 hotels across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Choose from hotels, resorts, hotel apartments, bed and breakfasts and lodges in over 30 popular destinations including Dubai, Oman, Jordan, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali and others. Donna Benton, Founder and Chairman of the Entertainer, said: “Our 2017 products deliver incredible value at the most extensive range of outlets available, giving our customers the opportunity to save money, go out more and spend quality time with friends and loved ones. “The newest update to our world-class App offers more benefits and value than ever before, so there is truly no better time to be an Entertainer member.” With that, we have to agree!

GO: Visit www.theentertainerme.com for more information.


Music At The St.Regis: La Noche De Doha

The St. Regis Doha has launched its eagerly awaited live Cuban music showcase with La Noche de Doha at Oyster Bay. As The St. Regis Doha continues to diversify Doha’s music scene by offering high quality music, lively performances and delicious food from all four corners of the globe, La Noche de Doha is the latest in its offering. The Cuban band has mastered crowd favourite songs and will cater to a multitude of diverse music genres spanning across Rhumba, Afro- Cuban jazz, Salsa, Soukous and Spanish fusion genres. Music lovers and guests will be able to enjoy a truly unique and unforgettable music experience with La Noche de Doha every Wednesday to Saturday, from sunset until late, featuring a new Cuban band playing energetic Latino rhythms, while savouring Caribbean inspired snacks and hand-crafted beverages.

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The Cuban band currently comprises of world-class musicians including vocalists Gerardo Contino and Jenny Sotolongo, keyboard player Axel Tosca, bassist Israel Cedano, who will be joined by Yusnier Bustamante on the Congo drums. Featuring a combination of lounge music, a beach side bar, authentic Cuban treats and refreshing drinks by the pool, La Noche de Doha is the place to be during the week as the sun goes down, the weather cools and the temperature at Oyster Bay rises.

Mr. Tareq Derbas, Area General Manager of Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East, and General Manager of The St. Regis Doha, said: “We are immensely proud of the fantastic talent that we have performing at La Noche de Doha, coupled with signature Cuban food and a relaxing atmosphere at Oyster Bay. The St. Regis Doha prides itself on always being at the forefront of fresh and exciting new concepts which includes world class musicians, live performances and stand out food and service, and we are confident that we have achieved this yet again with La Noche de Doha.”

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Meanwhile, every Tuesday evening the band will perform live from 9pm until midnight at The Club, during ladies night and at Oyster Bay, The St. Regis’ private beach, every Wednesday evening from 8pm until midnight, every Thursday and Friday from 9.30pm until 1.15am, and every Saturday from 8pm until 1.15am. See you all there

GO: Call 4446 0000 for reservations and more information.


CioccolatItaliani Delights

Chocolate fans, listen up! The Ali Bin Ali Group has paved the way for world-renowned chocolate store, CioccolatItaliani, which is now open in Qatar. The grand launch of CioccolatItaliani took place last month at Qatar’s popular Lagoona Mall. The opening of its store in Qatar is an exciting prospect for chocolate lovers in the country. The CioccolatItaliani store at Lagoona Mall carries plush, elegant decor and modern elegantly furnished interiors. Fans of the brand readily agree that CioccolatItaliani is a true Italian story of flavourful chocolate, set in the best Italian traditions. It is widely known that CioccolatItaliani’s chocolates and desserts use the finest quality cocoa in the world. Fino de Aroma, a key ingredient in all CioccolatItaliani preparations is a rare combination of cocoa made by crossing the Criollo and Trinitario varieties and represents only eight per cent of the world’s cocoa.

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Mr. Philippe Tardieu, General Manager of the Hospitality Division, ABA Group, said: “The Ali Bin Ali Group is proud to be the partner of this great brand in Qatar. The opening of this store confirms our commitment to bring the world’s best flavours to Qatar. “Our CioccolatItaliani store is a new and revolutionary concept that combines taste, authenticity, tradition and innovation. CioccolatItaliani is not just a chocolate and dessert store; it is a brand and a statement of intent that revolutionises the world of chocolate,” he added. The CioccolatItaliani restaurant in Qatar has a variety of indulgent options and menu offerings that range from chocolate creations like Cappuccino con fuso to unique gelato and desserts like the Happiness bowl as well as the signature dishes like the Thousand leaves, Torta nocciolata and Beef tagliata. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate so welcome to Doha CioccolatItaliani.

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GO: Visit CioccolatItaliani on the first floor at Lagoona Mall. Call 4477 4222 for more information.


The Best of Belgian Cuisine

W Doha Hotel & Residences will host the second edition of the Belgian Culinary Days at Market by Jean Georges from November 17 to 26. Bringing the best of Belgian cuisine to your table will be guest celebrity Chef, Frank Fol, best known as The Vegetable Chef, who will be teaming up with the exemplary W Doha brigade to ensure this installment of foodie goodness becomes another successful celebration of culinary exchange featuring the vibrant culture of Belgium.

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Chef Frank Fol is a real cabbage patch kid. Over the course of time, his curiosity on vegetables and making them the hero ingredients in creating delicious and healthy masterpieces became his life’s work and an advocacy that led him to introducing www.weresmartworld.com, an online portal that aims to educate and empower its followers to “Think fruit” and “Think vegetables”. It offers recipes, blogs, activities, and resources that encourage people to take advantage of the bounties of nature and embrace healthy eating habits.

For the first time ever, Chef Fol will be sharing his mastery of the Belgian cuisine and fervent love for vegetables with his guests in Doha at this event organised in partnership with the Embassy of Belgium, Flanders Investment and Trade, and the Belgian Business Club Qatar. H.E. Christophe Payot, Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, said: “We are so honoured to have Chef Frank Fol join us this year and we are confident that his work will best represent our cultural heritage and genuine love for food. “We invite everyone to take part in this feast at the W Doha, our host who has supported us in putting this together since our first edition last year.”

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Some of the sumptuous Belgian treats to look forward to from the set menu and buffet are the Belgian fish soup with celery, chervil, potato and mussels; Red Cabbage ‘Belgian Way’ with veal filet, Belgian endives, bitter chocolate, and spiced sweet crumble; and Chicken stew with tarragon, mushrooms, young onions, tomatoes with sashed potatoes and white beans. And of course, there is no resisting the overflowing selection of Belgian waffles, Belgian cheese, charcuterie, and the all-time favourite Belgian chocolates.

GO: This special menu will be available from November 17 to 26 from 6pm to 11.30pm in Market by Jean Georges, W Doha Hotel & Residences. Priced at QR250. A Belgian Brunch will also be on offer on November 18 and 25 from 12pm to 4pm for QR295 with soft drinks, and QR410 with selected specialty drinks. Call 4453 5135 for reservations and more information.


Entertainment Galore!

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha now has exciting and world-renowned international entertainment for guests to revel in during their dining experience in three of hotel’s outlets. Not only will you be blown away by the culinary adventure, but the apt atmosphere will match the exclusive and quality of the cuisine and your surroundings. Al Sufra introduces Jennifer Grout, an Arabs Got Talent phenomena. Born in America, Jennifer fell in love with classical Arabic music at the age of 23 when she discovered a music clip on YouTube. She instantly purchased a one-way ticket to Morocco to pursue her new thirst for Arabic music, where she was able to express her passion for song and the culture with ease.

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El Faro welcomes new entertainment to the floor with the passionate performance of their flamenco dancer and guitarist. Falling in love with their talents from a young age, Laura Rodriguez and Joti de Jerez liven the setting as they whisk diners away with each note and tap. In addition to the new entertainment, El Faro will host an authentic Friday Spanish Brunch and you can now sit on the terrace too! Sawa adds to their popular Signature Friday Brunch with the talented vocals of Jessica Gibson. Coming from a musical background, Jessica learned to play the guitar at the age of 12. From here, her love for music only grew, with her talent taking her around the globe on both land and sea with her latest destination being Sawa’s Signature Friday Brunch. If it’s more than just good food you want, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Doha has you covered!

GO: Call 4025 5011 for reservations and more information.


Ellen’s Design Challenge on beIN

HGTV is bringing its furniture design competition series, Ellen’s Design Challenge, to Qatar and wider MENA audiences this November when it launches on beIN. Hosted by US TV star Ellen DeGeneres, the show will put six furniture designers to the test to compete in various challenges designing and building amazing furniture in just 24 hours. With a workshop, a lead carpenter, and all the tools they’ll need, audiences will watch as contestants are challenged to sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture in each episode – how cool is that?

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Ellen, who also executive produces the series, will be joined each week by a panel of expert judges to eliminate the contestants one by one until one designer is left standing to win the coveted title and cash
prize. Ellen said: “I realised when I had my name on the show that I could change the rules, plus, I love furniture and I love television, so to put furniture on television is a win-win.

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“I’m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture. I’m most excited about seeing the furniture and then stealing it for my home.” HGTV, which will be aired exclusively on beIN, is ranked amongst the top seven cable networks in the U.S. and has been the top network for upscale women for ten years running. The home and lifestyle channel will show the latest in design trends, and share expert home improvement advice to inspire viewers to undertake their own stunning
transformations. Get ready guys, this might just be your new TV addiction – move over Kardashians, Ellen’s in town!

GO: Ellen’s Design Challenge Season 1 will premiere in the region on Saturday, November 5 at 8.45pm KSA Time.