Dear Paneer – A Love Letter to India and its Food

This is the story of my longest, most stable relationship. It has lasted more than 20 years and has never been disappointing. It’s about my love affair with Indian food. People know me as the “cheese lady”, and yes that is an apt description, but running parallel to my love of the dairy products is…

Announcing the Three Winners of the Nozomi Friday Brunch Competition!

Thanks to everyone who entered and I have to say I found all of the entries fascinating! From family and friends through to the great thinkers and actors. But without dragging this out long, the three people who will be joining my table for four on Friday 28 April are: Kevin Heaney Muralimohan Raju  Ren…

Competition – Be the First to Try Nozomi’s New Friday Brunch

The Friday brunch market in Doha is VERY crowded. Any new entrant really needs to set itself apart and offer something innovative to get and keep people interested. Which is why I am excited by the looming launch of Nozomi Doha’s new Friday brunch on 28 April. The restaurant has already set the pace with a an…

We Meat Again – Review of Fuego Steakhouse

On my first visit to this restaurant, waiting for our meals, our table stopped chatting mid sentence as we watched a very Qatar tableaux unfold outside the picture window. We sat in wonder as watched the hotel’s iconic and magnificent falcon, called Shang, I believe, exit the building with his handler. The falcon wasn’t ushered…

Nine Date Night Dinner Destinations in Doha

I actually don’t like the term “date night”. It kind of makes me cringe a little on the inside. But call it what you want, it’s a catch-all phrase for spending some time with your significant other. With work, werk, Netflix obligations, life and everything in between, AZ and I struggle to find time to…

Saturday is the New Friday 2017 Bumper Edition

I called it early last year – Saturday IS the new Friday when it comes brunch. More venues around Doha are offering a more relaxed and refined Saturday brunch, giving those of us who would rather lay around in our stretchy pants watching Netflix on Fridays a chance to be social. I’ve covered a couple…

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…

Table for One – The 10 Best Places for Solo Dining in Doha

Let’s face it, there is something perversely indulgent about eating alone in a restaurant. I love eating out with AZ, but our schedules don’t always allow for it. And my Squad is also sometimes elusive for the same reason. Also, occasionally I just like a bit of alone time. So, armed with my iPad and…

First Class Fare – Not Just Plane Food

Last year, after a rugged Summer, I treated myself a business class flight to Thailand. At the gate, ready to board, I was informed my seat had been changed. I swear, at that moment, I heard angels singing. Suddenly I was bathed in a soft light emanating from heaven itself. The gate staff member turned…

Head in the Clouds – A Weekend in Oman

It’s true, I’ve been an absentee blogger of late. A nasty virus and its associated hangers on (tonsillitis, bronchitis, kidney infection) knocked me for six and saw me confined to quarters for weeks. My other half (who has also had his own health issues), said he knew I was really unwell when I refused to…

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 rachel@rachelmorrispr.com or send me a DM on my Instagram or Twitter and we will organize your dinner! Thanks…