As chefs around the country prepare to show off their culinary mastery for the 8th edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), foodies and diners looking for special experiences can now book their seats at the festival’s most exclusive dining experiences via the participating hotels’ usual reservation platforms.
The special experiences for which advanced booking is recommended include the all-new QIFF Chef’s Table series and the returning festival favourite, Dinner in the Sky, brought to visitors by the Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
Dinner in the Sky allows diners to enjoy a scrumptious three-course meal while enjoying a light spring breeze and elevated vistas of Doha. Throughout the festival, the 22-seater table will take its perch in the sky every hour (between 4:00pm and 9:00pm on weekdays and between 4:00pm and 10:00pm on weekends), for 45 minutes at a time. Tickets are for QAR 500 per person and will be sold at the festival grounds.
Meanwhile the series of Chef’s Table events will be held at select five-star hotel restaurants, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy special live cooking and dining experiences with internationally-acclaimed chefs; including Nobu’s Chef de Cuisine Andrew Bozoki, Indian celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and Jordanian Chef Manal Al Alem, known as Queen of the Arabian Kitchen. The events will offer diners exclusive access to their favourite renowned chef, giving them rare glimpses into their cooking rituals and a seat on the dish’s journey from raw ingredients to decorated plates. There are 12 – 20 seats available per table and the per person cost ranges from QAR 280 – 1,500.
Mashal Shahbik, Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism Authority commented, “Through the different activities on offer both at the festival grounds and participating hotels and restaurants, QIFF is celebrating Qatar’s growing repertoire of fine dining experiences. We are particularly pleased to have The Four Seasons Hotel Doha come on board this year as host of Dinner in the Sky as well as the inaugural Chef’s Table, a new feature for QIFF this year.”
“QIFF is a one of a kind event here in the city that is highly anticipated by the local community and we are delighted to be a part of it. Dinner in the Sky will showcase Four Seasons’ outstanding culinary experience and service, while our chefs will delight all food enthusiasts with their knowledge and exciting creations. These experiences are a great representation of why the hotel is regarded as one of the city’s premier dining destinations” said Manuel Santos, Director of Food and Beverage of Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
Other hotels participating in the QIFF Chef’s Table include Marsa-Malaz Kempinski, the Pearl – Doha; The St Regis, Doha; Melia Doha; Doha Marriott Hotel; Sharq Village & Spa Doha; and Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.
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