Welcome to another fancy Ramadan tent of Doha. This is a small ‘tent’ as opposed to several other tents but the lovely blue and gold interiors are striking. I have to admit that the service here was excellent and one of the best I had experienced in a long time in Doha. There are several options/cuisines to choose from and the food is largely good combined with good desserts (the chocolate shawarma, wow!) and live music at sohour. I was amazed to see several vegetarian mains in the buffet, something that is not very common. Though I am not vegetarian, I do enjoy vegetarian mains more often. The tables are however set up too close to each other so moving around tables is not very convenient. We were initially not pleased with our table but the efficient hostess replaced our table with one of our choice.
I loved the idea of having a supervised play area set up by Joué Club and a supervised reading area as well. The kids are going to love it.
The food is set up in the hallway outside the ballroom on with separate items on either sides of the entrances. Desserts and Ramadan drinks are set up inside the ballroom.
There are various cuisines to choose from and I found these to be largely fresh and delicious.
Soups, breads and appetizers
Starting out with 2 kinds of soups, breads and a large variety of appetizers. Two different tables have been set up with Arabic appetizers/mezzeh and international salads.
All that ranges between hummus, moutabbal, baba ganoush to – feta salad, iced shrimps, corns and beans and more to be found between these two tables.
Coming to mains. There sure is plenty to choose from and enough to please you.
- Asian/Thai – This sure was my favorite section. Delightful sushi, seriously amazing dim sums/dumplings, asian salads, green curry, beef, fried rice and more. Everything was delicious and flavors well balanced.
- Mexican station – This was another favorite. Nachos with amazing guacamole were a treat.
- Indian section with fresh, live dosas and curry, kababs and vegetable biryani.
- Qatar – with madroba, harees.
- Arabic – plenty of pies, shawarma, molokia, shish barak, rice, kababs. I enjoyed the shish barak here but most other items were bland and not as flavorful as they could be.
- Lamb Ouzi – the meat was gorgeous!
- Italian section with pasta
My favorite part of the meal! The dessert table is split into two tables featuring Arabic sweets – mamouls, Kunafa, baklava, Um ali etc and a second section featuring continental desserts such as cakes, cheesecakes, puddings, chocolate fountains (white and milk) and assorted ice cream.
There was a special feature dessert – the very popular chocolate shawarma. This was my very first time trying one and I enjoyed mine. The white chocolate fountain was delicious and comes with fruits, marshmallows and cakes.
All in all this is a very good sohour spread, one in which you will find many delicacies to indulge in. Everything from food to service are excellent.