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Gnocci on Heaven’s Door- New Menu at Il Teatro

Yes, I know, I should be sent to Blogger jail. I’ve been a little remiss in the posting department.

As you know, I get distracted easily. My distractions have been both difficult (work, life) and sometimes delightful (no comment).

Recently, in the depth of my dual happy/sad funk, The Four Seasons invited me to try the new menu at an old Doha standard.

Il Teatro was one of the first restaurants I visited when I moved to Doha and I have had a fondness for it ever since. The issue is, it’s a little stuffy. The interior screams “High End Hotel Restaurant”. The food is always excellent, but the atmosphere a little lacking.

In an effort to “loosen its tie”, the restaurant’s new chef Marco Arlotti has injected some fun and is making it a little more casual. The new menu, straight out of comfort food 101.

Soft shell crab
Soft shell crab
Shrimp gnocci
Shrimp gnocci

There is an emphasis on seafood and the flavors are both familiar and also a little challenging. For example a Chilean sea bass with almonds may seem like a strange marriage to some, but the nuttiness works with the meatiness of the fish.

Chilean sea bass with almond emulsion
Chilean sea bass with almond emulsion

I’m always happy to see an old favorite get a makeover and this is one I hope this new incarnation is here to stay.

*Life on the Wedge was a guest of the Four Seasons Doha

Details:

Il Teatro – Four Seasons Doha

Phone: 4494 8888

Web: http://www.fourseasons.com/doha/

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