Dine Out Doha

ILQ’s complete guide to what changes during Ramadan

The holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is an auspicious time throughout the Muslim world. In Qatar, with it’s large expat population, this means that people from many diverse walks of life have the opportunity to share in and experience its traditions. For those who are experiencing Ramadan in Qatar for the first time, ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik brings you some insights on what you need to know when it comes to elements of daily life that change throughout the Holy Month.

So – do Canadian eggs taste better? We find out at Eggspectation Qatar!

Mama Baba Ganoush takes a look at the popular North American favourite, Eggspectation, at it’s new Mall of Qatar branch -- only to find out that it’s in fact, much more than it’s cracked up to be! (No pun intended – we promise!)

Win an Iftar for 2 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha courtesy of ILQ & Zomato!

So in case you hadn’t heard, there’s a lot shakin’ between ILQ and Zomato Qatar! We’re super excited to announce our new content-sharing partnership with Zomato Qatar, and to celebrate the ILQ and Zomato teams put together this fun little video with the help of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha! Also – you can win an Iftar for 2 from The Ritz, so what're you waiting for? Give us a click to enter!

Why you’re eating sushi all wrong: Master-class with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

In this week’s episode of our foodie series with Mama Baba Ganoush, we’re back in the kitchen at Nobu Doha during the visit of celeb Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, global master-chef of Japanese cuisine, for a lesson in how to eat sushi the proper way. So give us a click and learn something new!

Doha knows: What’s new at The Pearl-Qatar’s Qanat Quartier!

So The Pearl is witnessing a revival of sorts – and we couldn’t be more excited. With the entertainment and dining hub of Medina Centrale drawing in more visitors – (just try to find parking on a Friday!) – the man-made island that’s the jewel of Doha’s West Bay Lagoon is starting to thrive once more! Case in point – the Venetian-style Qanat Quartier! With more new shops, restaurants and truly unique outlets now open, ILQ’s Lynsey Riach plays tourist for a day to show you its latest hotspots!

ILQ Competition: Get your caffeine fix with Costa Coffee Qatar!

We're giving away some tasty Costa Coffee vouchers to kick-start your morning! Want to enter to win? Give us a click here and let's raise our mugs to our favourite roast! Announcement: We've selected the winners for the competition! Read on to find out if you've won!


An icon comes to Qatar: Face-to-face with Chef Alain Ducasse

He’s one of the world’s most-recognized Michelin-starred chefs, and a pioneer in the global proliferation of French cuisine – Alain Ducasse. During his recent visit to his IDAM restaurant at the Museum of Islamic Art, ILQ’s Mama Baba Ganoush had the chance to sit down with Ducasse and his IDAM Executive Chef Damien Nicolas Leroux to talk culture and gastronomy.

Buon Appetito at Fabio’s Qatar: Homemade Italian cuisine made with amore!

Craving the comfort of homemade Italian food? A sumptuous margherita pizza? How about a pasta bolognese? Head over to Fabio's for one of Doha's most authentic Italian culinary experiences! All their recipes have been perfected by Fabio Malerba, the owner and founder, and his wife! Read on to learn more about their restaurant!

FOOD HERO: Mama Baba Ganoush meets Qatar’s coffee champ!

What does it take to be a Food Hero? In this week's episode Mama Baba Ganoush finds out, as she meets Arjem Prado -- Costa Coffee Qatar's Barista of the Year for the MENA region. Here's a hint: the main ingredients are passion and dedication! 

Qatar meets Sweden: Food from the land of IKEA!

Mama Baba Ganoush creates a scrumptious Swedish and Middle Eastern feast from Ikea Qatar for a very special guest – H.E. Mrs. Ewa Polano, Swedish Ambassador to Qatar!


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