Qatar is a fascinating destination for food enthusiasts.
You can watch the creation of dishes, such as short ribs, Machboos, Toban Yaki and Taj Barreh.
Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) gives the world an insight into its expanding food scene through a new online video series with some of the country’s most renowned chefs, including Chef Filippo Alberto from La Spiga and Chef Justin Yu from CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
The nine-part series, ‘Chefs of Qatar’ available to watch on Visit Qatar website, visits some of the country’s top culinary experts as they take viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey of the restaurants they lead as they prepare one of their signature dishes, which are often inspired by Qatari culture and cuisines.
Well-known restaurants are establishing themselves in the Qatari capital, Doha, which boasts over 3,000 restaurants, attracting tens of thousands of diners each day. Additionally, Doha hosts a collection of gourmet restaurants, over 15 of which are run by Michelin-star chefs, including Nobu at The Four Seasons Hotel Doha and Hakkasan at The St. Regis Doha.
As the country prepares for reopening its borders to tourists, Qatar has maintained a strong focus on bolstering its destination experience, and is committed to opening many more restaurants by 2022, bringing even more choice to its shores.
The ‘Chefs of Qatar’ series, available here features the following nine restaurants and head chefs:
Chef Timur Fasilov from Morimoto, preparing Toban Yaki;
Chef Justin Yu at CUT by Wolfgang Puck, preparing short ribs;
Chef Filippo Alberto from La Spiga, preparing Tagilata di tonno e caponata de verdure;
Chef Pino Lavarra from Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, preparing Madrouba;
Chef Matthias Stuber from Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, preparing marinated lamb shoulder;
Chef Ali from Parisa, preparing Taj Barreh;
Chef Noor Al Mazroei, preparing Machboos;
Chef Damien Leroux from IDAM, preparing Date Soufflé;
Chef Noor Al Marri from Desert Rose Café, preparing Machboos.
In May 2020, the country introduced the ‘Qatar Clean’ programme (see www.qatarclean.com), a multi-phased, comprehensive initiative that ensures compliance with strict standards for hygiene and cleanliness at all hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions in the country.