Figus brings Saridnian cuisine to Doha

I don't know how many of you have heard of chef Nino Figus. If not heard before now is a good time to get to know him as he has opened a new restaurant at the Grand Heritage Hotel. What? you don't know where the hotel is? Okay, no probs... they r new and little low key... its a very grand and good looking hotel near Aspire, rather just behind Aspire.
The first impression is very good, it looks nice and really different from others. The staff is also pleasant and friendly, at least on my first outing will go there again soon... so hang on for updates...

Now to come to the best part... food... they have something called Sardinian cuisine... Its an autonomous region of Italy, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The cuisine is kind of similar to Mediterranean and Italian. A little from this and a pinch from that and some of their own....

 This one was really delicious. Its an egg -- reallly tiny egg - on a tart kind of thing. One mouthful. I would love to find out how they made that egg so small.

 These are fish balls. Yummy... made out of fish head. Okay its tastes better without that additional information. Not that it made me eat less. Rather the plate was empty in no time.

Chef Figus at work in his kicthen. The dish on the right is made of mussles and it was good. Didnt like the centre one much.
Since it was a more of a food tasting session, I will not be able to give a correct picture about the service and the ambiance. Had a peep in to the restaurant before it opened for service and it looked decent. So will visit again for a more detailed look and tasting. So watch out for updates soon. Meanwhile read more on Sardinian cuisine 

2 comments:

kooki said...

The food is very good isn't it? I "had" to go there when I was updating the Resident's Guide & loved it too. Didn't have any of those fish head balls though : ) But I was in the restaurant upstairs (oh my, I can't remember it's name). Was this the restaurant downstairs?

qatar foodie said...

Thanks for dropping by and commenting... Yeah this is the new one opened 2 weeks back at the lobby level.... I think the one you are talking about is "Blue" They have one more called Flavours.
The fish balls is part of the tasting session... not sure if its in the menu... But yeah food was good

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