Ramadan

Two Ramadan Menus for You to Check Out This Week in Doha

There is so much to choose from but I found two Ramadan menus for you to check out this week in Doha to that tick a couple of boxes in terms of value, great food and a unique experience.

Ramadan Menu at Paper Moon

Their terrace, snuggled deep in the Airport Road business district, is a bit of a revelation if you haven’t been. After sunset the lights twinkle and you could be anywhere. The Ramadan menu this year is extensive, has sometimes a couple of random dishes but enough to satisfy all cravings. Served over five courses, there are traditional Arabic mezze and lentil soup to share to kick things off.

Then it gets interesting – each diner can choose a freshly made pizza from their wood fired oven – we went for the burrata as well as bresciola and shaved parmesan. Served piping hot and fresh from the oven, what a treat they were. Next course is pasta – again one each and options include an an arrabiata, alfredo and bolognaise.

Then….yes there’s more! Then….they have a choice of mains (a couple Arabic style) mains including snapper with lemon butter sauce and risotto Milanese with roasted lamb. I confess We didn’t make it this far because we knew the dessert platter (to share) included tiramisu and creme brulee.

This is priced at QR210 each….BUT and here’s the great part. They accept Entertainer, My Book and even Qatar Airways staff discounts. So for a couple or a group it’s amazing value. We were invited to try this last week and left after several hours happily stuffed. Choose a table on the terrace while you still can enjoy the weather.

Levantine at Salwa Beach Resort

I my have already found my favorite dish this Ramadan. A Jordanian style sayyadieyh – roasted fish snd oriental spiced rice from the set menu at Levantine. They do a have a buffet style iftar in the main hotel, but the QR240 set menu at their Arabic restaurant is where it is at for me. They have decorated the restaurant’s terrace with lanterns and small stalls with coffee and ice cream as well as others selling trinkets and even a henna lady.

There are two set menus, the one I was invited to try includes mezze (the fluffy falafel hot from the fryer) and a very soothing lentil soup. Mains include a mixed grill and that beautifully fragrant sea bass and rice and desserts a warm and gooey sweet/savory kanefah. Yes, it’s a hike, but it’s basically a straight road from Doha and closer than you actually think. They offer shisha at QR130 – and while not strictly in doha, a great night in all!

So that’s two great options for Ramadan menus for you to check out this Week in Doha

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