HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
Get ready for gourmet delights and a fun dining experience as Doha’s restaurants welcome in the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Wood Horse begins on Friday 31 January, nicely tying in with the Qatar weekend! Here are our top picks for celebrating the New Year.
THE LATE BRUNCH ORIENTAL STYLE
Where: Doha Marriott Hotel
What: Doha’s one and only late brunch will have a Chinese twist on 31 January, with a themed buffet and strings of festive lanterns to create a magical atmosphere on the hotel’s pool terrace, which has gorgeous views across the city. Get down with DJ Kinky D after dinner.
INFO: QR380, 6pm-10.30pm Fri 31 Jan, Ras Abu Aboud St, 4429 8499, www.marriott.com
A SPICY START TO THE NEW YEAR
Where: Spice Market, W Doha
What: The Spice Market is already a firm favourite with brunchers who like to nibble on Asian delicacies, so where better to welcome in the New Year? Expect a feast of South East Asian and Chinese specialities, including a variety of dumplings, Kung Pao chicken, Peking duck and the deluxe Lobster Cantonese.
INFO: QR290, QR380 with special drinks, 12pm-4pm
Fri 31 Jan, W Doha, West Bay,
4453 5135, email@example.com,
A MONTH OF FAB CHINESE CUISINE
Where: Trader Vic’s, Hilton Doha
What: Trader Vic’s is extending their celebration by putting on an authentic Chinese buffet throughout February, featuring delicacies such as wok’d five spice lamb with crispy noodles and seafood chop suey, along with Chinese appetisers and desserts. Expect to come home very full indeed.
INFO: QR175, QR350 for couples, lunch 12pm-3pm, dinner 7pm-11pm daily, Fri 31 Jan-Fri 28 Feb, Hilton Doha, Diplomatic District St, West Bay, 4423 3333, www.facebook.com/Hilton.Hotel.Doha
A FESTIVE FEAST
Where: Chopsticks, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
What: This newly revamped restaurant will be going all out with a delish set menu for 31 January, including Chinese-style tiger shrimps, stir-fried lobster with Szechuan sauce and wok-fried beef with spicy sauce. Sounds pretty good to us.
INFO: QR190, one menu item free for kids under 12, 6pm-12midnight, Fri 31 Jan, Sports Roundabout, Sheikh Jawaan St, 4434 3333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wyndhamgrandregency.com