The much anticipated first ever food bloggers meet in Qatar was everything memorable, and all good things you can think of. Four Seasons and the ever lovely Hungry Birds Doha made it into a Truly memorable event by being gracious hosts.
Always, having gone to more fashion events than food, I had a realization point that people who got together for food was like family and very friendly and warm. Truly, waiting for the next event, here I am penning down the highlights of my most memorable day in February.
Chef Marco Arlotti prepared for a most unforgettable dining experience with the best of Italian Cuisine. For those who would like to know more about him, here’s a bit of info.
Chef Marco brings more than 14 years of international luxury hospitality experience to Doha. Arlotti joins Four Seasons Hotel Doha most recently from Four Seasons Hotel Milano, where he served as Sous Chef, overseeing two of the Hotel’s signature restaurants – La Veranda and Il Foyer, as well as culinary operations for banquets and room service. During his six-year tenure at Four Seasons Hotel Milano, he was mentored by Italy’s acclaimed Chef Sergio Mei and had the opportunity to further advance his culinary skills and technique under Chef Sergio’s direction. Together with Chef Sergio, Chef Marco had the opportunity to teach Italian cuisine at the prestigious culinary school Le Notre in Paris. Prior to Milan, Chef Marco perfected his culinary skills working in acclaimed restaurants throughout Europe, such as Michelin Star Joël Robuchon in Paris as chef de partie.
Chef Arlotti’s dishes are truly a must-try, and better later than never, you might as well hurry to Il Teatro.
And then there were these most amazing and soft breads just the perfect warm to the senses.
The dinner began with the most crunchy and delicious soft crab. The little bite of food to amuse the mouth and invigorate the palate was just perfect.
Then came our main course in a manner befitting the royalty. The experience was truly one to cherish for a long time. Seared Scallops, Lasagne and Spring Chicken for Main Course. My favorite was definitely the Lasagne which was made Romagna style with Parmesan Sauce.
Making the sweet ending all the more better, the night ended with a classic tiramisu , and some decadent chocolate.
Truly enjoyed the event thoroughly and it surely is a memory for me to last a long time. I can’t wait for the next one. It was a pleasure to meet a lot of new blogger friends: Debbie, Polly, Ms Hala, Roua, Nathaly, Rachel and Doha’s keen foodies. And, definitely special thanks to Hungry Birds Doha for coming up with this one-of-a-kind experience.
Until next time, with lots of love,