Promising a vibrant menu, Elements Restaurant & Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Doha offers a spectacular dining destination to the city’s foodies. But what makes this upbeat spot stand out from the rest? FACT went to find out…
It comes as no surprise that a venue as diverse as Elements Restaurant & Lounge is currently slaying the culinary scene with its successful opening and awesome concept. After all, its home is the five star Four Seasons Hotel Doha, a hospitality giant that offers visitors nothing but the best. But,for us, what truly separates this contemporary dining newbie from the rest of the top-notch food spots available in Doha, is its array of authentic dishes.
Elements has a modern mix of Arabic, Indian, Asian and Seafood dishes, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a la carte style. For those who enjoy an after-office nibble and drinks, this urban space also features a chic bar, serving exclusive beverages and snacks. Since we’re all about the food, on our visit to Elements Restaurant & Lounge, we put the much anticipated menu to the taste bud test.
We kicked our evening off on a light note with the Tom Kha Gai Soup (QR40) from the exquisite list of soups. It’s a tasty chicken soup with galangal, coconut, lemongrass, mushroom and chilli. Expect a flavourful punch with every spoonful – definitely a great warm-up dish.
For those who prefer a heavier choice for an appetiser, try the delicious Kebbeh of lobster with confit lemon, radish, pistachio and tahina (QR65). It’s perfect for sharing!As the venue starts to get busy,and diners flock in,we notice the diversity of its visitors – groups of friends, couples, families, people celebrating special occasions, business people unwinding after a stressful day, and, generally, it makes for a cheerful atmosphere.
Our evening progresses, and we go straight for the chef ’s special sashimi list, a Five Spice Tuna (QR110) with garlic ponzu and crispy miyoga. It’s absolutely mind-blowing! The freshness of the tuna engulfed in the Japanese ginger and other ingredients, is a complete palate-pleaser. We also try the California Sushi Rolls (QR80) and they certainly live up to our expectations.
For the mains, we decided to go for both Indian and Thai cuisine, trying the Butter Chicken (QR70) and Pad Thai (QR75), respectively. The velvety tandoori chicken and tomato concoction did not disappoint;it was mouth wateringly smooth and nicely paired with some warm naan bread. The Pad Thai consisted of perfectly-cooked rice noodles with shrimp and bean sprouts. Hands-down, this was our favourite dish of the night. Combining different textures, tastes and leaving us happily full – we’ll definitely go for this on future visits.
We went to walk off the fabulous feast around the venue, only to find a lovey terrace area that we’ll surely vacate on the regular. Dessert was every sweet lovers dream, aptly called, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate (QR65). This extravagant dish is ice cream in a dark chocolate sphere with hot chocolate sauce and chocolate soil. It’s basically chocolate overload… and we love it! If such a thing as too much chocolate is wrong, then we so don’t want to be right!
Elements showed us that it definitely has what it takes to compete in the big leagues of Doha’s food scene – we’ll be back more than you know!
GO: Visit Elements Restaurant & Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Call 4494 8600 for reservations and more information.