WHAT’S COOKING AT THE 4TH QATAR INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL, HOSTED BY QATAR TOURISM AUTHORITY AND QATAR AIRWAYS
Uplifting ‘Dinner In The Sky’ Sensation Takes Top Billing
Serene BBQ Donut Flotilla Offers Dining At Sea
Culinary Experts Chef Ramzi Choueiri and Chef Vineet Bhatia Share Gastronomic Secrets In Qatar Airways Cooking Theatre
Junior Master Chef Gives Healthy Culinary Masterclass For Kids
25 March 2013
Doha, QATAR – Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways are preparing to host a culinary sensation next week with the fourth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park on Doha’s waterfront from March 28 – 31.
Over four days of family fun and entertainment with gastronomic alfresco eating, drinking and cooking, QIFF will tempt visitors’ taste buds with samples of delicious 5 star cuisine from around the world. Internationally renowned chefs will join many of Doha’s finest hotels and restaurants to celebrate fine dining with the freshest ingredients and latest food trends, as well as healthy eating options in Qatar’s capital city.
This year, QIFF is cooking a feast for the senses up high and at sea, namely the breathtaking dining experience, ‘Dinner in the Sky’ operated by W Hotel and Residences Doha, staged 40 metres in the air. Dining at sea in gentle drifting BBQ Donut crafts from The Diplomatic Club, Doha will also offer that special wow factor with flaming barbecue menus.
QIFF is also introducing Qatar Airways’ Cooking Theatre where award-winning celebrity TV chefs, Ramzi Choueiri, from Lebanon, and Vineet Bhatia, from India, will be joined by Grand Hyatt Doha’s Chef David Okuda demonstrating a few of their signature dishes. German Junior Master Cher, Valentin Krapf, will also be on hand to show youngsters how to cook up a menu of healthy snacks and meals.
This year’s festival is on track to deliver a brand new mouth-watering event to set taste buds tingling in Doha’s beautifully landscaped waterfront MIA Park.
His Excellency Eng Issa Al-Mohannadi, Chairman of QTA, commented, “With just days to go before the 4th Qatar International Food Festival, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways are thrilled for what we believe will be our best festival to date. This year we are not only bringing delicious food from the best restaurants and hotels in Doha, but we are adding some exciting treats for those that really enjoy the art of cooking. We look forward to seeing everyone, and their families, at the festival again this week.”
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the event promises to be one of the most exciting in its history.
“Qatar Airways is delighted to have teamed up with the Qatar Tourism Authority to put together this wonderful culinary festival that will undoubtedly appeal to people of all ages and we look forward to bringing an exciting flavour of activities for all to enjoy over four days,” he said.
Entry to the event is free. Vouchers for food and drink at the festival will be sold on site at the event.
QIFF Opening Hours:
Thursday 28 March 6pm – 11pm
Friday 29 March 1pm – 11pm
Saturday 30 March 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 31 March 2pm – 10pm
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 122 aircraft to 125 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
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About Qatar Tourism Authority
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) manages Qatar’s burgeoning tourism industry and develop it through establishing high profile international and local exhibitions as successful annual calendar events in Qatar..
QTA’s mission is to promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination for business, leisure, culture, education and sport. Its role is to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and highlight its tourist attractions.
Acknowledged as the fastest growing economy in the world, Qatar has taken its place on the world stage by hosting global sporting events such as the upcoming 2022 World Cup. As a world class business hub Qatar is where visitors can also enjoy some of the finest hospitality in the world with uber luxury leisure facilities and abundant tourist activities.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com