Doha Food Fest by More Cravings Returns to Qatar with Month-Long Culinary Extravaganza
More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy™ announced the return of Doha Food Fest, a month-long celebration of Qatar’s opulent culinary offering and a delightful experience for food lovers, serving as the ideal launchpad before the opening of Qatar International Food Festival in November.
More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott International’s dedicated online dining platform for restaurants across the Middle East and Africa.
In Qatar, this exclusive culinary website features over 65 restaurants and lounges across Marriott Bonvoy’s® extensive group of properties including favourites such as Spice Market, Astor Grill, Fuego, Cucina, and Deli Kitchen. The platform allows guests to access information on Qatar’s award-winning restaurants, celebrity chef venues, city hot spots, casual lounges, and family restaurants, all in one central location to make bookings to these highly sought-after establishments effortless.
From 1 to 31 October, food lovers in Doha can mark their calendars and get ready for a culinary adventure starting at QAR80 per person for a set menu.
Spanning across Doha’s leading restaurants, 11 hotels and top chefs, guests will experience especially curated menus, exclusive dining and tasting experiences, cooking classes and much more.
Doha Food Fest
W Doha: A delectable three-course Southeast Asian menu available for lunch and dinner at Jean-Georges’ Spice Market at W Doha, featuring authentic signature dishes that are expertly crafted by Chef Vongerichten.
Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel: The Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel will celebrate traditional Bedouin cuisine with the Zarb Dining Experience, a true testament to the traditional slow cooking method adopted many years ago in the Arabian desert land. The hotel’s Persian Paradise dining experience, reminiscent of the grand Persian culture and cuisine, will come alive at Parisa with exotic signatures from a special chef-crafted menu.
JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha: The lunch experience at Fuego at JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha will allow guests to indulge in authentic Latin American flavours with another especially crafted menu by Chef Oscar Egmann. And from the hotel’s Pool Deck, guests will enjoy a special culinary menu while basking in the luscious green of this special urban oasis in the heart of Doha.
Marriott Marquis City Center Doha: The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha experience at the New York Steakhouse will offer a Butcher’s Block menu featuring premium meat cuts from around the world for an unforgettable all-you-can-eat experience. While at Crossroads Kitchen, also at the Marriott Marquis, guests can enjoy an innovative lunch experience, featuring diverse street food flavours served within a cosy atmosphere.
Both hotels will host exclusive private dining experiences with spectacular 360 views on their rooftop Helipads.
St. Regis Doha: The St. Regis Doha Culinary Journey will feature exclusive tasting menus between 24 to 27 October from award-winning outlets Astor Grill, Al Sultan Brahim and Vine, complete with sensational views, a stunning open-air space and spectacular music.
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha: Michelin-starred Chef Pino Lavarra will host an exclusive cooking class on 13 October followed by a five-course dinner in the Food Lab at Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha. Attendees will enjoy a truly Italian menu at the celebrated restaurant, Veritas.
Sheraton Doha: The Sheraton Doha will host two special events: Chef Hamdi Chaklabakji’s exclusive cooking class featuring their iconic dessert favourite Umm Ali on 19 October, and on 21 October, the hotel will also host two Botanical Beverage Masterclasses at Jamavar. Guests will be guided by professional mixologist Lalit Rane through five botanical beverages paired with the royal tastes of India.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha: At The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, guests will discover at STK Doha – the premium steakhouse in Qatar – a unique culinary adventure with Le Petit Chef, an interactive dining experience with the world’s smallest chef. Guests will also enjoy exclusive set menus at the legendary Sel & Miel.
Westin Doha Hotel & Spa: Two cooking masterclasses will be held at Westin Doha Hotel & Spa. On 17 October, The Hunters Room and Grill will hold a cooking class where guests will explore a great dining experience in a unique ambience while getting the best tips from Chef Esteban, in addition to an a la carte dinner menu. On 19 October, another cooking class will be held at Sabai Thai, where guests will explore authentic Thai dishes and learn how to cook with Chef Pawichada. This cooking class is complimentary for Marriott Bonvoy Members only. Limited seats are available, and booking is required by 10 October.
Discover at Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha: Discover at Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha will have a special combo lunch featuring a choice of chicken, shrimp or beef favourites at Campagnia.
And finally, experience the taste of Doha at Four Points by Sheraton’s Msheireb with a specially curated set menu featuring Arabic and Thai favourites.
Organised by More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy, the Doha Food Fest is designed to provide guests with a perfect platform to sample a range of different restaurants and cuisines at affordable prices, in addition to entertainment and fun for all family members.
Marriott International Area Vice President – Gulf, Levant and Turkey, Safak Guvenc, said they are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Doha’s burgeoning gastronomic offering as part of Doha Food Fest 2021. He said that Doha has proved itself to be a culinary hotspot in the region, powered by Marriott International’s extensive offering and over 65 globally renowned restaurants in the country.
The festival will showcase the culinary talent in the city, including some of the world’s most renowned restauranteurs, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs.
Doha Food Fest puts Marriott’s unique gastronomic offer under the spotlight, unlocking a world of endless dining options via More Cravings, a one-stop-shop destination for foodies to access all information in one place on the best and more extensive dining scene in Qatar.
Marriott Bonvoy members
Marriott Bonvoy, the travel programme from Marriott International, has also introduced a new benefit in Doha starting this October, allowing Marriott Bonvoy members to dine, earn and redeem points and have their elite status recognised at participating restaurants even when they are not staying at the hotel.
Members can earn 10 points with every eligible USD1 (QAR3.6) spent locally and internationally, letting them experience the thrill of redeeming free nights, flights, experiences and more, all around the world. To participate in the new member benefit, members need to download the latest version of the Marriott Bonvoy App on their mobile device and start reaping amazing benefits for every QAR they spend.
Also from 7 to 14 October, get ready to go out and rediscover the world’s many wonders. Marriott Bonvoy is curating seven days of the epic and extraordinary with offers exclusively designed for members, including a rewarding food and beverage offer.
Find out more about Doha Food Fest and Marriott Bonvoy at dohafoodfest.qa.
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