Tea Time Treats
If an scrumptious afternoon tea floats your foodie boat, you’ll want to head over to Sarab Lounge in The St. Regis Doha for some lovely offerings. Experience a time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea featuring a selection of bite-sized sandwiches and delicate mini cakes and pastries, daily, from 2.30pm to 8pm. You have three choices: Caroline Astor for QR149; Arabian Heritage for QR189; and The St. Regis Doha Afternoon Tea Experience for QR399 for two. On Saturdays, Sarab Lounge hosts The Saturday Tea Party from 2.30pm to 8pm. This is an afternoon tea buffet with unlimited teas and pastries. Get together with the girls or enjoy as a family – this is the ultimate afternoon tea experience just as Caroline Astor did in The St. Regis New York. Priced at QR195 per adult and QR95 for kids.
GO: Call 4446 0105 for reservations and more information.
At InterContinental Doha The City, Prime has two brand new promotions that are an absolute must for all food-lovers this month. “La Maison Prime” is a celebration of French Cuisine, which features unique authentic French dishes. The French promotion will include raffle draw prizes such as winning a dinner for four people prepared by the French Executive Chef Emmanuel Pauliat. This promotion will run from January 19 to February 13. Be part of the Prime Club – join the monthly Prime Club and experience the great menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Morad Benmchich. Don’t miss out on this fine dining experience which is exclusive to only 14 guests, who will have the priviledge of joining this table every first Monday of each month. The experience features a six-course set menu perfectly paired with selected beverages for QR900 and six-course menu without pairing for QR650. Advance booking recommended!
GO: Call 4015 8888 for reservations and more information.
Spice Market Surprises
For 2016, Spice Market at W Doha Hotel & Residences has a huge array of dining deals for guests to enjoy. Try the Sushi Lunch Express – this promotion will take you to far corners of South East Asia, from where the chefs take their inspiration. Choose two rolls, one portion of sushi, one portion of sashimi and a dessert. Priced at QR140 per person, served Saturday to Thursday from 12noon to 4pm. Tuck into the popular Street Food Brunch, one of the most iconic brunches in Doha, every Friday. South East Asian street food style cuisine with live cooking stations and signature sips are accompanied with melodic sounds of the Doha Jazz Band. Priced QR410 including alcoholic beverages and QR295 with selected non-alcoholic beverages, both per person. Served from 12noon to 4pm.
GO: Call 4453 5135 for reservations and more information.
More of Magnolia Bakery
If you love cakes and all things sweet, here’s some good news! Magnolia Bakery, the iconic New York bakery and café, celebrated the opening of its second bakery in Qatar at Ezdan Mall with a grand opening event, held last month. At its second bakery, an outlet located next to Carrefour at Ezdan Mall, Magnolia Bakery will be offering its signature line of handmade classic American baked goods, including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, icebox desserts and muffins, as well as a range of beverages, including coffee, tea and fresh juices. To celebrate the opening of its second bakery, Magnolia Bakery is also pleased to introduce a new menu item, the banana pudding cupcake, a fresh spin on its best-selling items – cupcakes and banana pudding. The vanilla wafer cupcake, filled with banana curd and topped with banana pudding cream, is baked fresh every day and is available at the new Ezdan Mall Magnolia bakery, as well as the brand’s original location in Dar al Salam Mall. Magnolia Bakery at Ezdan Mall is located on the Ground Level, right next to Carrefour, and is open daily from 8am to 11pm.
GO: Visit www.magnoliabakery.com more information.
Gourmet House Goods
If there’s one thing we love, it’s fresh bread, pastries and lots of great dine-out options. This is what you’ll find at Gourmet House in Kempinski Residences & Suites. Allow the venue to take you back to Kempinski’s routes this month with a special offer on Pumpernickel bread. This typically heavy and slightly sweet rye bread originates from Germany and is perfect for any occasion and meal. Available daily from 7am to 9pm, QR20 per loaf. Start your day with the Breakfast Eggsperience at Gourmet House, considered by many as one of the top breakfast spots in the city. Gourmet House serves dishes like coddled eggs with your choice of spinach, bresaola or salmon, your favourite bread roll from the famous selection, a cup of tea or coffee and a scone with cream and jam for a sweet ending. Available from 7am to 11.30am for QR50. Sounds yummy! From 7pm to 9pm every day, enjoy the Baker Happy Hour at Gourmet House – this is your chance to buy some of the most delicious baked goods at half price.
GO: Call 4405 3326 for reservations and more information.
Exciting El Faro
Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s Spanish outlet has a whole load of foodie fun waiting to be discovered this month. Bienvenido a España! Indulge in a casual Saturday afternoon à la carte brunch with an array of authentic tapas and starters, unlimited choice of paella, delicious desserts and great live music entertainment. Continue the fiesta with the Hora Feliz! 1+1 offer, starting at 3.30pm. QR240 per person, including soft beverages; qr380 per person, including vino, Spanish beverages, draft and signature cocktails. Served on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. El Faro’s Spanish Chef, Cristian Carmona Lopez is creating a surprise culinary experience, taking you to a journey around Spain. A degustation menu including an original selection of tapas and salads, paella and a collection of desserts. Available daily from 7pm to 11pm, QR900 for two people. Yay, food!
GO: Call 4035 5011 for reservations and more information.
Good Greek Grub
Mykonos at InterContinental Doha is one of the truly Greek-Mediterranean restaurants in the city which offers an array of fresh, tempting and authentic flavours. This month, enjoy the It’s All Greek To Me promotion; an extraordinary Greek dining experience complemented by a selection of mix dips and salads, followed up with some rustic Greek favourites and homemade desserts. Every Sunday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for QR150 per person. Ocean Basket takes place every Monday and brings the Mediterranean Sea to your table. Enjoy a mezze selection (including salads, starters and dips), followed by an indulgent mix grilled seafood platter. End on a sweet note and try the ice cream selection. QR150 per person, from 6.30pm to 11pm.
GO: Call 4484 4444 for reservations and more information
Market Dining Musts
Market by Jean-Georges in W Doha Hotel & Residences has some great promotions for diners in Doha to make the most of. Ladies, perk up your morning, strut your style and mingle at the “Ladies only breakfast”. Break the morning fast and kick start your day by unleashing on the decadent selection of food. Served Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 11am for QR75. During Express Lunch, choose your favourite starter, main course and dessert, which is served to you within half an hour. Available Saturday to Thursday from 12noon to 4pm, for QR98 per person. If that’s not enough, head to Burger Night on Sundays only, and start your week with your favourite meat, side dish and one amazing sundae from the selection. Served 6pm to 11pm for QR125 per person.
GO: Call 4453 5135 for reservations and more information.