Freshest catch comes to Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
Al Sanbouk Fish Market opens at Al Jasra Boutique Hotel; creating a paradise for seafood lovers in Doha
Doha - Qatar, April 16th 2013: Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, a collection of five-star luxury boutique hotels, inaugurated Al Sanbouk Fish Market, an exquisite seafood restaurant, located in Al Jasra Boutique Hotel yesterday. The restaurant was officially inaugurated by H.E. Juma Rashed Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates in Qatar. The opening was attended by diplomats representing the embassies of Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, France, Uruguay ,Hungary,Kuwait, Poland and Kazakhstan in Qatar, amongst other local dignitaries and members of the media. .
Al Sanbouk reflects a unique convergence of dramatic design and international seafood cuisine. The restaurant’s design concept envelopes guests in various shades of blue, recreating an oceanic atmosphere within the mystic souq’s old-world charm. The name of the restaurant, “Al Sanbouk” derives from the Arabic term for “dhow” – a fact that is aptly reflected in its interior. The dining experience promises a wide selection of high-quality, fresh fish, lobster, shrimps, crabs and other seafood, cooked to perfection in a variety of international cooking styles, such as Italian and Thai – a timeless appeal for all generations of seafood lovers. In addition, locally and internationally inspired dessert options, carefully chosen to match the appetizers and entrées being served, are also available at Al Sanbouk.
Al Sanbouk features live cooking stations, where internationally experienced culinary teams prepare unique seafood dishes, combining the fragrance, taste and art of cooking in dramatic performances. Evoking a unique visual narrative, the restaurant complements Al Jasra’s glamorous and stylish design, elevating the guest experience to standards Doha has never before witnessed.
Christophe Dumeige, Hotel Manager, Al Jasra Boutique Hotel commented, “Offering a wide variety of fresh seafood that can be grilled, baked, steamed or fried, depending on the guest’s personal preference and taste, Al Sanbouk has been conceptualized to add a new dimension to our commitment to offer the highest quality of food, service and product offering at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. In addition to being able to enjoy some of the best seafood in town, we are positive that guests will appreciate the oceanic theme of Al Sanbouk, which is designed to evoke an image of the warm sand and gleaming waters of the Arabian Gulf.”
“Al Sanbouk’s seafood offering will add to the diverse culinary experiences currently on offer at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels’ various food and beverage outlets, with both buffet and à la carte options on offer,” said Abdo Kayali, Group Director of Sales and Marketing. “We envision Al Sanbouk to be one of the most preferred in our growing list of dining outlets, eventually becoming a byword for fine fish and seafood enjoyed in a relaxed yet stylish ocean-themed environment, and remain a testament to our versatility across a range of cuisines and serving styles.”
Serving delicacies such as fresh mussels cooked in marinara sauce, clams in beurre blanc, soft shell crab in green Asian curry, deep fried calamari in herb butter, Al Sanbouk Fish Market is a family-friendly restaurant open seven days a week, serving breakfast, 7:00am to 11:00am. and dinner between 7:00pm and 11:00pm.Reservations can be made at +974 44336666.
About Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels:
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is an exclusive collection of boutique hotels owned and managed by Al Rayyan Hospitality. Individually recognized as Al Najada, Al Mirqab, Arumaila, Musheireb, Al Jasra and Al Bidda Boutique Hotels, the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels are each designed to set a unique atmosphere with their distinctive décor, service and dining options. Following the concept of boutique hotels, introduced by Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels to the Middle East, none of the hotels feature more than 37 rooms. Speckled across the historic, thriving Souq Waqif, the six boutique hotels have inherited their traditional names from nearby residential neighborhoods. From leisure to fine dining, the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels collection offers a rich variety of opportunities to experience Qatari hospitality. Ultimately, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels aim to offer a culturally rich series of accommodation, offering guests a unique blend of authentic Qatari hospitality and modern facilities.
About Al Jasra Boutique Hotel:
Al Jasra Boutique Hotel is the fifth of the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, and contains 22 rooms and 4 suites which have been styled and furnished by leading designers from across the world. The rooms are split into Coral and Pearl themes, with each exhibiting its own character. In addition to a variety of dining options, Al Jasra offers guests a variety of personalised services including in-suite dining prepared by a private chef, a personal shopper service, valet service and an authentic spa where treatments can be tailored based on the guests preferences.