La Spiga by Paper Moon: classic Italian sense of style revealed at W Doha’s hottest new restaurant
Italian restaurant concept Paper Moon announces the launch of two restaurants in Qatar: La Spiga by Paper Moon at W Doha Hotel & Residences and Paper Moon at the Jaidah Square, both under the management of Starwood Hotel & Residences
Doha, Qatar: September 2013 – Last night, Italian restaurant La Spiga by Paper Moon, located at W Doha Hotel & Residences, officially opened its doors to guests with a trendy celebratory soiree. The restaurant is the first of two outlets to open in Qatar by the popular Italian culinary concept Paper Moon and under the management of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the most global high-end hotel company in the world. The second outlet, Paper Moon will be revealed next month in the heart of Doha’s business hub, the Jaidah Square.
W Doha Hotel & Residences, renowned for offering insider access to all that’s new and upcoming in the buzzing city of Doha, welcomes La Spiga by Paper Moon to its already impressive portfolio of award-winning restaurants. The celebrated dining concept will bring authentic Italian cuisine to Doha’s sleekest destination and embody the true decadence and flair of the Italian spirit.
The inspiration behind the launch was to transport the details of Paper Moon, a family run Italian restaurant that first opened in Via Bagutta, Milan, to the exclusive setting of W Doha. Also found in New York and Istanbul, Paper Moon has collected many devotees along the way, who return time after time to take in its heady yet relaxed glamour. La Spiga by Paper Moon will be a place where the stars of film and fashion rub shoulders with locals and a warm and intimate service is matched with a love of simple food prepared with passion
La Spiga by Paper Moon’s warm and welcoming ambiance will allow guests to dine in style and savour the delectable menu, adding a new edge to the hotel’s existing award-winning culinary offering. The skilled team have created a menu that will feature a range of epicurean offerings to evoke memories of la dolce vita, served with style and extraordinary service. Using only the freshest of ingredients, diners will explore light and tasty antipasti, risottos, pastas, pizzas and the best cuts of meat and quality seafood available, with an emphasis on premium ingredients crafted and inspired by the simplicity and elegance of the Italian flavours.
See and be seen. A distinctive setting unfolds in La Spiga by Paper Moon where Italian-inspired décor, plush leather seating, dark wooden panels, bold purple backdrop and the signature Paper Moon ‘wall of fame’ showcasing familiar old school celebrity faces, blend together to create a vibrant and sophisticated ambiance. All eyes will be on the dramatic disco ball-inspired pizza oven with its bronze mosaic finish lit to give the diner the impression that it is spinning. The vision of United Design Partnership, the restaurant has been designed to expose all of its functions. Transparent cabinets on the wall are adorned with yellow boxes filled with wheat corns, a nod to the restaurant name – La Spiga.
By day, La Spiga by Paper Moon will provide the perfect backdrop for a lingering lunch meet, and by night, will transform into an intoxicating space where Doha’s trendsetters and elite mix and mingle until the early hours.
Of the opening Safak Guvenc, General Manager of W Doha Hotel & Residences says, “We are extremely proud to announce the addition La Spiga by Paper Moon to the hotel’s already renowned food and beverage outlets - Market and Spice Market by celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. From the moment of arrival, guests are welcomed into a unique, stylish ambiance, which is brought to life by cutting edge design and authentic Italian cuisine. As always, we shall ensure that the highest standards of quality, service and consistency are at the forefront of our activities as we continue to support Qatar’s booming hospitality sector”.
About W Doha Hotel & Residences
Casual glamour meets urban energy at W Doha Hotel & Residences. Find insider access to the hottest shopping, buzzing nightlife and full array of restaurants and lounges located in the hotel. W Doha features 441 rooms and suites each with iconic design. Experience creative cuisine at Spice Market and Market by chef Jean-Georges, La Spiga by Paper Moon or try the W Café for mouth-watering snacks. The hotel invites you to mingle at one of the three bars & lounges, the Living Room, Wahm and Crystal, the sleekest spots in town, or kick back and re-energise at the BLISS® Spa, the WET poolside deck or SWEAT®, the state-of-the-art fitness facility. Finally, get some business done and connect with the world in the Wired Business Centre or meeting rooms. Should guests need to leave the hotel, they can discover historical culture at the Museum of Islamic Arts in the Corniche, or take in the sounds and spices of Souq Waqif, both only minutes away from W Doha, with the help of the hotel’s own W Insiders. Too much choice? Rest assured the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, will be able to offer you whatever you want – day or night!
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