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Canadian guest chef to give people in Qatar their first taste of Canadian beef

Doha, Qatar, 8 February 2015: In honour of National Flag of Canada Day (15 February 2015), InterContinental® Doha The City is pleased to announce its “Take a Trip to Canada” promotion with Etihad Airways.

From the 8th to the 28th of February, the award-winning Prime steakhouse at InterContinental® Doha The City will be featuring a special Canadian menu crafted by guest chef Andrew Frastacky from InterContinental® Toronto Yorkville. Also, for the first time in Qatar, Prime will be serving Canadian beef. In addition, throughout the duration of the promotion, guests at Prime will have the chance to enter a prize draw for two round-trip Business Class tickets to Toronto from Etihad Airways.

“We are honoured to welcome the talented Chef Frastacky, who will create a menu of authentic cuisine from Canada. There are more than 8,000 Canadians living in Doha who will certainly be pleased to learn that for this promotion, we have incorporated the country’s famous Canadian beef into the menu at Prime,” said Pascal Eggerstedt, General Manager at InterContinental® Doha The City. “We are likewise delighted to partner with Etihad Airways on this initiative to offer our diners the chance to enjoy a luxurious flight to Toronto, where the lucky winners can experience all that Canada has to offer.”

Etihad Airways’ General Manager in Qatar, Houssam Weiss said: “Etihad operates six daily flights between Doha and Abu Dhabi offering our guests seamless connections to our flights to Toronto and other North American and European destinations across the network. We are indeed excited to partner with InterContinental® Doha The City enabling the lucky winner to fly with us and experience all Etihad Airways’ premium services has to offer.”

The menu for the “Take a Trip to Canada” promotion will give diners a taste of cuisine from across the country with dishes such as Alberta Striploin, Ontario Venison Pot Pie, Nova Scotia Lobster and Apple Salad and Quebec Maple Pecan Tart. In addition, there will be a strong emphasis on Canadian beef.

Canada has a very unique grading system for its beef as well as regulatory and safety standards that are among the best in the world, which results in a more consistent product. In addition, Canadian beef is known for its exceptional taste and tenderness because of a feeding process in which the animal finishes on barley grain and silage. There’s also a strong focus on the ageing process and the animal’s genetics and health and diet.

“Canadian food products are absolutely second to none,” said Ambassador of Canada to Qatar, André Dubois. “As the world's fourth largest agriculture and agri-food exporter, Canada is dedicated to producing high-quality, safe products while respecting the environment. I’m very happy that InterContinental® Doha The City will be sharing with everyone in Qatar the great food that Canadians enjoy.”

With more than 10 years of experience, Chef Frastacky has made a name for himself on the Toronto culinary scene. From Stock Restaurant at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto® to his current role as Chef de Cuisine at InterContinental® Toronto Yorkville, he has created exciting menus for luxury five-star hotels and high-end restaurants.

Prime is located on the first floor of InterContinental Doha The City and is open daily from 18.00-23.00. For reservations and enquiries, please call +974 4015 8888 or email [email protected]. Also visit our website at or connect with us via Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (