Dosa Plaza with 100+ dosas opens in Qatar

Dosa Plaza, known for their 100 plus Dosa varieties, has opened a branch in Al Wakra. As I have not yet visited the place yet, this is not a recommendation just for information. They are growing very fast and going by the public opinion from their other outlets this one should also be good.
Dosa Plaza started in Mumbai, Indian in the 90s and has since grown into a very successful franchise with over 40 outlets around the world. They have branches in Dubai, Muscat, News Zealand, Australia, USA and now in Qatar.
If its anything like their Mumbai version then its definitely worth a visit. They are famous for their Chinese Dosas like American Chopsuey, Schezwan Dosa, Paneer chilly, Spring roll dosa etc.
They have around 104 different types of Dosas. Does this mean you need to go there at least 104 times?
Now many restaurants are opening up on the Wakra road – not the main Wakra road the parallel road near the Hamad hopistal.
You need to take a right at the pearl Roundabout if you are coming from Doha and then a left from the next roundabout and keep going straight and you will see many restaurants on both sides of the road dishing out various cuisines.
Since we are talking about Dosas, here is a street version from Chennai India.

The food festival is back. Time to indulge

It’s the best time of the year for foodies in Qatar. The Qatar International Food Festival has kicked off with lots of activities.

The main among them is walk around the stalls and taste as much as you can. This is a great opportunity for all foodies to taste some great fare from the top hotels in Qatar at an affordable price.

They serve similar stuff they serve in the hotel at a fraction of the cost. The portion might be smaller but then you get to taste a variety of stuff.

There are screening of movies, which revolves around food, entertainment programmes for kids, cooking shows and much more to keep everyone entertained.

The Dinner at Sky is an interesting option but not recommended if you are scared of heights. But a must try for all adventure junkies. At QR500 it’s a little steep. This time I think it is handled by four seasons.

This times star attraction is Chef’s Table. This is a very interesting event, which will be enjoyable for all food connoisseurs as they get to interact with celebrity chefs from Qatar and outside.

The price range varies from QR280 to QR1,500.

The table with celebrity Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor at Melia hotel will cost you 1500. I have been to the signature restaurant there of Sanjeev Kapoor. It was good but 1500 is a little steep. 

Even Chef Fawaz Al Omaim will charge the same for a table at Sharq Village and Spa.

Celebrity chef Chef Manal Al Alem will be charging QR1000 at Sheraton.

But all said and done if you could afford you should give it a try or else head to the hotel park and have fun with the masses.

Here is a detailed report in The Peninsula

Special promotions at Mövenpick Hotel Doha

Mövenpick Hotel Doha is celebrating 15th anniversary with some great promotions
Taste the best of Mövenpick signature desserts and beverages at only QR 15. Stop by L'espresso cafe and choose one of the four offers:
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Qatari brunch is here ...

So here is a chance to taste some authentic Qatari dishes. Atleast that is what Sharq Village & Spa says they are offering at their Al Liwan Restaurant every Saturday.
Led by Qatari guest chef, Shaikha Ahmad M Al Meer and Executive Chef Hassan Abdallah, the hotel is offering a buffet with traditional local dishes.
The menu will includes specialties such as Harris, Chicken Madrouba (Madrouba is Rice cooked with milk, butter, and flavoured with cardamom), Chicken Tarid, Chicken Machgoul (Chicken peeled and marinated with turmeric, coriander, saffron and rosewater, then cooked with boiled rice and lentil.), Beef Badawi, Shrimps Jerish, Fish Mouhamar and Vegetable Salona.
Selection of desserts include Loukaimat (Sweet spherical confections made with flour and yeast, deep with honey), Kanfaroush (Confection made with flour, cardamom and saffron), Balalit, Sago Hisso (Sagos are Pearls made with starch, milk, sugar), Okailih, Mouhalabia, Assid with dates and Qabiss.
The brunch is available from 12:30pm to 4pm every Saturday. It is priced at QR250 per person and includes a welcome drink.

Three new outlets at The Pearl-Qatar

Debs W Remman
There is good news for Qatar Foodies... Three new outlets have opened doors at The Pearl-Qatar.
Debs W Remman, La Casa Twenty Eight restaurants and Mokarabia coffee bar opened at Medina Centrale inside The Pearl-Qatar.

Debs W Remman is a 300-seat Lebanese casual dining concept that recreates the atmosphere of the old streets and souqs of Beirut.
Manned by Chef Bashir Zeitouni, the restaurant promises "a variety of traditional dishes that capture the essence of authentic Lebanese cuisine".
There are many Lebanese options in Qatar, but good service and food will definitely get good crowd. I hope they give double emphasis on good service, which is lacking in many Arabic restaurants.

La Casa Twenty Eight

A 250-seat casual dining Mediterranean bakery and steakhouse, La Casa Twenty Eight will serve Mediterranean-inspired cuisine under the Executive Chef Errico Gabriele, while the Mokarabia Café serves coffee creations along with salads, sandwiches and desserts.

Mokarabia Café

Marsa Malaz Kempinski introduces Golden High Tea

Café Murano, the European gourmet café at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, has introduced the Golden High Tea to its menu as a permanent fixture.

The limited edition afternoon tea was first showcased at this year’s Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2015. The signature golden cappuccino is served together with a selection of petite culinaire, allowing guests to choose between a traditional and an Oriental High Tea.
Café Murano specialises in European art de cuisine, with a passion for chocolate and petite culinaire.

The Golden High Tea is served every day between 2pm and 6pm.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski is located inside The Pearl-Qatar.

Singapore special at Crowne Plaza

Crispy Fish in Home-Made Superior Light Soy

Crowne Plaza Doha The Business Park has kicked off a Singapore special for two weeks from September 28 till October 11 at their Aramede Restaurant – the Hotel’s all-day dining.

The menu is developed by Singaporean Chef Sam Leong, known as Singapore TV’s King of the Kitchens. Chef Sam’s culinary journey began in the kitchen with his father who taught him Chinese Singaporean Cuisine. He runs his own restaurant Forest, named after his wife, in Singapore.

Chef Sam Leong

The chef will not be present here in Doha, instead Crowne Plaza Executive Chef Dominique Morin and his team will re-create Chef Sam’s dishes like tempura lychee stuffed with crab meat, wasabi prawns, and crispy sea bass with home-made superior light soy sauce.

They have been running these international culinary events with recipes by celebrity chefs. The specials by Indian Chef Vikas Khanna  and Thai Chef Ian Kittichai were very good. Missed the the Australian one, but this looks really promising.

Dosa Plaza with 100+ dosas opens in Qatar

Dosa Plaza, known for their 100 plus Dosa varieties, has opened a branch in Al Wakra. As I have not yet visited the place yet, this is n...