No stranger to Doha’s dining scene, Jean-Georges Vongerichten this week opens Curiosa at the Four Seasons Doha. I had the chance to meet the legendary chef and get a little sneak peek at his new restaurant. Just weeks after opening the multi cuisine concept of Tin Building in New York, Curiosa is the acclaimed chef’s latest foray in Qatar. A laid back Latin cuisine concept, located in the space that used to house the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Curiosa opens just in time for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The hacienda-style venue being helmed by Edgar Hurtado formerly of IKA and Toro Toro – a chef with his own fan base…
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#RachelxMeesh – a Match Made in Cheese Heaven
Let’s be honest – a good sandwich is hard to find in Doha. So many places get it wrong – bad bread, average fillings, no love. We’ve all had those dodgy white bread sandwiches with unidentified meat fillings. and of course – the cheese and mayonnaise abomination. When the team Meesh Cafe at Crown Plaza Doha (one of my favorite cafes and a regular haunt of mine), offered me the chance to create an awesome sandwich involving cheese – I couldn’t say no. The brief was simple – I had free reign to design this sandwich (provided the ingredients were available) and they would help me make it a reality. The design…
Qatar International Food Festival – Your Five Must Eats
I’m going to be honest with you and tell you something that I only admit after a few drinks at a (small dinner) party…I’m mildly agoraphobic. I don’t do big crowds (and I don’t do stairs but that’s another story). A while back I had a meltdown during a street food trawl in Mumbai. Lost power of speech and had to sit down. It wasn’t pretty. Which is why, the Qatar International Food Festival is a challenge for me. That said, I have a tried and true strategy – head in mid-afternoon, do a covert swoop, check out the set up and choose my must-eat places. There is a lot to love…
Winner! Winner! Aussie Steak for Dinner!
Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to our giveaway for dinner for two at Prime during the Taste of Australia promotion! I’m happy to announce that the winner is: Jackie Richardson Jackie please email me at email@example.com or send me a DM on my Instagram or Twitter and we will organize your dinner! Thanks to our friends at Intercontinental Doha The City and the lush Prime steakhouse. Thanks to everyone for entering but importantly thanks to you all for reading! It means so much to me. We have more fabulous giveaways coming up – so stay tuned and happy eating!
Four Simple Steps for Stylish (and Pocket Friendly) Festive Entertaining
It’s been a long year and frankly I have been caught a little off guard by the speed and ferocity of the approach of the festive season. We’re staying in Doha this year, and on the weekend I had a mild panic about who, what, when, where and how. I managed to find the tree in the back of the wardrobe, dust off the ornaments and tinsel and put the whole thing together with a minimum of curse words. Presents have been ordered online and are being delivered at breakneck speed. After that I needed a lie down and a Netflix Gilmore Girls marathon (but basically that threw up more questions than…
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How to Make the Perfect Festive Cheese Plate
In my view, whatever the question, the answer is ALWAYS cheese. And, as the weather cools and the year draws to an end, ’tis the season to be…eating as much cheese as possible. Whether it’s catering to a big crowd of friends and family, or settling in to watch Netflix on a weekend, or just because, cheese is the ideal entertainer. I know, I’m biased. But frankly, it can be the perfect end to a dinner party, or served as a spread at any party But it’s not always easy to choose the right cheeses. So I’ve joined with Lulu Qatar and Chocolate Fish Parties to show you how easy it is to creative…
No Need to Alpaca Your Bags to Try Peruvian Food
Yes, I went there with the alpaca pun. I confess I have been waiting many years to write an alpaca pun. Luckily for me, Grand Hyatt Doha has given me a chance to indulge in my puntastic behavior. But seriously, when the Hyatt invited myself and fellow blogger Gerald Tan to host a Peruvian themed dinner and invite a group of hard core foodies along for the ride, I didn’t even blink before saying yes. The hotel is hosting Peruvian-born chef Bruno Andrews Santa Cruz who has brought flavors of his homeland to Doha…along with a suitcase full of Peruvian chillis and bags of golden nuggets of Peru’s famous Cuzco corn. I couldn’t think of…
Living on the Wedge – My Top Dishes of 2016
For the last 11 months I have been carrying around a list on my phone. Well, I have a lot of lists on my phone. Most of them involve my dry cleaning, calling the real estate to holler at them and getting a multitude of documents stamped. But this list has been ever changing, always updated and always on my mind – it’s my annual, much anticipated list of best dishes of 2016. It started as five dishes, blew out to 14 and now sits at a nice, round, 12. I’ve eaten some excellent meals in 2016. I’ve also eaten some pretty good ones. And a couple I’d rather not talk…
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Six Foodie Things To Try Before the End of the Year
Listen up people! It’s December in a couple of days ! You heard me! DECEMBER! When did that happen? I demand a recount (on so many levels). Honestly, it seemed like just yesterday we were sweating through July and praying for less daylight and cooler temperatures. I’ve just realised there is a whole bunch I promised myself I would do but of stuff I just haven’t done this year: Revisiting the ABBA Museum Buying a new car (to be fair I have been saying that since 2012) Discovering a cure for Man Flu Finding a consistent supply of Mochi icecream in my vicinity Making Stretchy Pants acceptable office wear Single handedly eliminating…