On Tuesday 4th October, Marhaba was kindly invited to the opening of Parisa, the first ever Persian restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Hotel Company in the luxurious Arabian hotel, Sharq Village and Spa. Parisa offers Persian cuisine with a modern twist that would satisfy any food aficionado and is delicious.

Persian cuisine is close to the General Manager Hoss Vetry’s heart; his team spent a long time choosing a chef before finally deciding on Chef Moghadam, who selected only the best Persian dishes for the new restaurant. “It’s the first Persian restaurant in a luxury Doha hotel,” Hoss said, proudly, and it certainly sets a high standard.

And the food was delicious. The trademark of traditional Persian dishes are that they place as high an importance on the vegetables and the fruit as they do on the meat; and the pomegranate and roasted aubergines were a big hit! The tenderness of the lamb and the chicken was fantastic. We ate Khorest E Fesenjan from the simmered clay pot with chicken breast, walnuts and pomegranate sauce and forward to Meigoo Kabab from the charcoal grill with tiger prawns and butter saffron. Chef Moghadam’s culinary creations climaxed with a selection of mouth-watering desserts; Falude-Ye Shirazi, frozen vermicelli sorbet with rose-water and Shole Zard, saffron rice pudding with pistachio and almonds.

And to end the evening, we sat in the intimate room and drank mint tea served in beautiful and intricate Arabic istikans.

Parisa is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 6:30 pm – 11 pm. To book a reservation or for more information on Sharq Village and Spa call +974 4425 6666.