Spice Market at W Doha Launches Summer Menu
Spice Market at W Doha Launches Summer Menu
Doha, 7 Doha 2011: Spice Market at W Doha launches its Summer menu adding 13 new seasonal dishes incorporating exciting new seasonal ingredients.
Photo Caption- Culinary Concepts Chef Lea Bardeen with Executive Chef, Prakash Seetul, and Chef de Cuisine, Darsin Joseph
The 13 new recipes from Spice Market have a lighter feel for the summer months and include ingredients such as yellow tail tuna, halibut fillet, and beetroot, and fresh tasting flavours like lemon, chilli and mint among others. The exquisite new additions have been created by internationally renowned three star Michelin Chef, Jean-GeorgesVongerichtenand include:
· Sea Bream Sashimi, Green Chili, Pistachios and Mint
· Hamachi Sashimi, Chipotle Mayonnaise and Crispy Rice
· Crunchy Squid Salad, Ginger, Papaya and Cashews
· Shaved Tuna, Chili Tapioca, Asian Pear and Lime
· Spring Pea Soup, Thai Chili and Mint
· Warm Beetroot Salad with Labneh, Chillies and Fresh Herbs
· Steamed Halibut, Spiced Jade Emulsion, Tender Celeriac
· Braised Lamb Shanks, Green Curry and Vegetables
· Soy Glazed Short Ribs, Celery, Jalapeno and Apple Salad
· Spicy Shanghai Soup Noodles, Chilled Silken Tofu, Garlic and Herbs
· Mango Upside Down Cake, Basil Ice Cream
· Apricot Sundae, Ginger Ice Cream, Vanilla Tapioca
· Thai tea ice cream, brown sugar meringue and berries
Executive Chef, Prakash Seetul, and Chef de Cuisine, Darsin Joseph, with the assistance of the team from Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges have been working hard on implementing the new menu changes.
Chef Prakash Seetul explains: "What excites me about the new menu and how it differs from other summer menus lies in the synergy between Spice Market and W Hotel as both are all about fun, innovation, following trends and being cosmopolitan with a twist! Doha has great chefs - but the Jean - Georges team at Spice Market really make sure that we find food which matches the culture, weather and tastes. Great food comes from great produce and that's where we start. The team from Culinary Concepts has been vital in guiding us and creating food that is delighting our guests. They always leave with a big smile!"
The partnership called Culinary Concepts was created between Jean Georges and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and develops, owns, operates, manages and licenses world-class restaurants concepts by Michelin 3-star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Culinary Concepts is in the midst of a global expansion to bring its portfolio of 5 signature concepts to fine hotel and resort properties worldwide. Existing properties include Kauai Grill atthe St. Regis Princeville Resort; J&G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley; Spice Markets in New York City and at W Hotel locations inDoha, Atlanta-Midtownand London; Lagoon at The St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora; J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician, Scottsdale and W Washington DC; Market at W Boston, W Buckhead, and the Shangri-La Vancouver;and Fern at The St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico.
What else is new in Spice Market?
The new brunch at Spice Market from June will be a ‘Journey through South East Asia’, featuring superb flavours and fusion food from Jean-Georges. Setting the stage for diners to imagine they are transported to the Far East, Spice Market will use the concept of food carts, pushed throughout the restaurant to create an authentic Asian atmosphere to servethe new dishes.
Sushi Nights will add extra flavor to the start of the week with Spice Market’s comprehensive sushi menu featuring assorted sushi, nigiri, maki and sashimi, prepared with the secret condiments of the three Michelin star chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten and his expert team. The Sushi Nights will take place every Saturday from 18:00 to 23:00.
Sip & Savor:
Sip and Savor is an early two for one drink offer at Spice Market.Diners can sip their first drink and their second is complimentary with Spice Market Snacks. The drinks offer runs from Saturday to Thursday,each week from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Swing Sundays provide an opportunity to sip a cocktail in Spice Market or have a full meal while listening to the classic crooning sounds of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole swing numbers from the 1930’s and beyond. These are being performed by a line up of well known talented singers every Sunday.
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About JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN
Though Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and formidable restaurateur, Jean-Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three- and four-star restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom and Shanghai.
It was during this time spent working and traveling in Asia where Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature 'vibrant cuisine' abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean-Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined both professional standards for the industry and the way in which Americans eat.
Involved in every aspect of his restaurants, from concept and menu to architectural design, staff selection and finishing touches, he and partner Phil Suarez have worked together for over 16 years to create restaurants that are both timely and enduring. Inspired by his travels, Jean-Georges is constantly creating fresh ideas and evolving as a chef and restaurateur, both adapting to and impacting the global culinary landscape.
About W Doha Hotel & Residences: W Doha is a leading-edge, contemporary lifestyle experience with a complete service offering, including 260 guest rooms including 42 suites, and 138 W branded Residences. To experience W’s approach to B&F (Beverage and Food), W Doha features three stylish bars for guests to mix and mingle including the signature W Living Room experience; Wahm, a modern poolside lounge, and Crystal Lounge, a sleek, fashionable spot where guests can sip cool cocktails and groove to the latest world beats. In addition, W Doha boasts three signature restaurants offeringFrench gourmet gastronomy at La Maison du Caviar and modern fusion cuisine at Spice Market and Market by Jean-Georges, both concepts created by three-star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. W Doha’s latest luxury outlet is chic hideawayW Cafe, an eclectic coffeehouseserving upW's newest slice of serenity with delectable desserts and mouth-watering cup cakes. W Doha offers the signature Bliss® Spa, New York’s hottest spa to unwind, Alexandre Zouari hair salon from Paris to bring the signature Parisian flair and glamour to Doha and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland from Zurich, all introduced in the Middle East for the first time.W Doha is conveniently located in the West Bay of Doha on the Qatar peninsula, providing easy access to Doha’s world-class shopping destinations, pristine beaches and water sports facilities, first-class greens of Doha Golf Club, and scenic Corniche waterfront district. www.whotels.com/doha.