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9 February 2017 07:40 pm

La Mer Bistro brings the French connection

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‘The Sea’ in name and view, La Mer Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha glows at golden hour. Overlooking the periwinkle waters of The Gulf from its perch on the hotel’s 23rd floor, it’s a casual-dining centrepiece in a property that relishes in the complexity and originality of its eight distinct culinary offerings. Under the astute daily craftsmanship of Chef de Cuisine Will Khala, and the guidance and expert palate of French Master Chef and Ritz-Carlton, Doha Executive Chef Gael Cruchet, La Mer Bistro has found firm footing with an inspired menu that celebrates the best of French tradition, alongside seasonal ingredients that shine in their robust flavour and simplicity.

Playing at this level, the restaurant could very well be lapping at the shores of Michelin Star territory. Working diligently this last year to invigorate and re-invent itself as the entire property undergoes extensive renovations, La Mer has taken on new life with a bistro transformation and a more approachable, yet elegant French dining experience. A place to linger over sumptuous food and ample drink that’s meant to be savoured among friends, it’s a locale where the sea and sky meet at the point of the West Bay skyline where the culinary horizon from La Mer Bistro looks bright.

Here’s what’s coming up for foodies at La Mer Bistro – so be sure to save your appetite!

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Diner Entre Amis

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.

Special set menus and selected drinks

Every second Wednesday of the month, guests can indulge in a lively dinner sharing concept with all items served sharing-style. The food theme will be refreshed on a monthly basis and will feature such mouth-watering offerings as Mussel Night with Fries, Entrecote Night with Walnut Salad, Cheese Night showcasing traditional cheese-based French dishes, Quenelle Night and more.

Aperitif A La Francaise

Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Ring in the start to the weekend in French bistro style by sampling an array of authentic French aperitifs and canapés at La Mer Bistro’s vibrant happy hour with a view.

Les Soirées Du Chat Noir

Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. till 12 midnight

Ladies’ nights don’t get more elegant than this. Gather your friends in the chic and relaxed ambiance of La Mer Bistro and let their unique ladies’ night themes spice up your evening, while enjoying special prices on selected beverages.

La Vie En Rose

Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 p.m. till 12 midnight

Celebrate with your loved one in style and be mesmerized by La Mer Bistro’s impeccable candlelight dinner. Music from French icon Edith Piaf will set the tone for a sumptuous evening of indulgence.

Parisian Brunch

Daily except Sundays, starting March 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Make this your new exclusive weekend tradition with family and friends, as La Mer Bistro’s culinary team introduces a Parisian special brunch menu, served a la carte.

Goût De France

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. onwards

Includes welcome reception, special set menu, and selected special drinks

Savour good food and embrace the sociable spirit as The Ritz-Carlton, Doha takes part for the third year in a row in one of the most lauded culinary events in celebration of French gastronomy. La Mer Bistro chefs will host a special Diner Entre Amis for guests that honour and highlight the merits of French cuisine.

About La Mer Bistro

Location: 23rd Floor, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Timings: Mon-Wed, 5:00 p.m. till 12 midnight

Thurs-Sat, 5:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m.

Sundays closed

Contact: (+974) 4484-8000

www.ritz-carlton.com/doha

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Have you experienced the new La Mer Bistro yet? Drop us a line in the comments section below, gives us a like or a share, and tell us what you thought of your experience. Also, stay tuned for a very special episode of Food Finds with Mama Baba Ganoush on Monday, February 20 right here on ILQ, as she goes into the kitchen to learn more about the methods of French cuisine with the culinary team from La Mer Bistro!