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Posted On: 2 September 2012 08:51 am
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Astor Grill opening on September 4

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Astor Grill, the signature restaurant at The St. Regis Doha, will start welcoming guests on September 4 , the anniversary of the opening of the legendary St. Regis New York. Offering modern cuisine inspired by classic French gastronomy as well as an interactive yet discreet service with an open kitchen and table-side preparations, Astor Grill promises to bring a new experience to Qatar’s developing dining scene. This avant-garde restaurant has been designed as a tribute to John Jacob Astor IV, who founded the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago. At the time, the revolutionary hotel already featured modern innovations such as a central air-conditioning system and mail chutes on each floor. Likewise, Astor Grill will surprise guests with unprecedented food presentations and flavours, original interior design and personable service. “We know that our guests are looking for a truly memorable dining experience when they visit The St. Regis Doha and Astor Grill offers an innovative alternative to our existing dining options,” explains Tareq Derbas, General Manager at The St. Regis Doha. “Our hand-picked team has been working all year to create a menu and atmosphere that will be like nothing seen before in Qatar.” The menu includes a selection of steaks, including Wagyu, Black Angus, and Kobe beef, available in customised sizes and served with side dishes like truffle potato puree and wild mushroom fricassee. Astor Grill will also offer a modern take on French classics including traditional Chateaubriand steak prepared by the table on silver trolleys. The team in Astor Grill is part of the overall experience. While Chef Rudy Petersen – an award-winning Chef from Mauritius who trained under some of the best Michelin Star Chefs in Paris –leads the culinary brigade, Harry Massolin and Nisma Adila orchestrate the impeccable service. Astor Grill is the latest design project from Rockwell Group Europe, the international design team responsible for the striking looks of the new Gordon Ramsay Doha and Opal by Gordon Ramsay Doha, also located at The St. Regis Doha. The interior design was inspired by the style of food, a modern take on the classics, with contemporary, warm and inviting soft wood finishes. The striking five-meter-high smoke sculpture at the entrance welcomes diners to the 100-seat restaurant. The curving sculpture in a champagne bronze colour over a dark grey marble is an abstraction of a plume of smoke frozen in space, inspired by the latest works of the British artist Tony Cragg. The open grill kitchen provides guests with an exciting back drop and allows them to watch all the action as chefs prepare their dishes. Astor Grill is open from Sunday to Friday, from 7:04pm – a tribute to The St. Regis New York opening year - until midnight. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly at telephone (974) 4446 0000, via e-mail at stregis.comor online at Gulf Times