Michelin-starred Hakkasan to open in Doha January 15th
- Qatar: Thursday, January 10 - 2013 at 10:32
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Hakkasan, the Michelin-starred, modern Cantonese fine dining concept, is due to open its doors in Doha on 16th January 2012 at Doha's leading 5 star hotel, The St Regis Doha.
Beautifully designed by Woods Bagot UK, Hakkasan Doha features a private valet service entrance set within the gardens of the St Regis Hotel Doha. The new 120 cover restaurant features a dramatic entrance through its iconic long corridor in slate stone and offers an additional capacity of 60 seats on its outside terrace.
The stunning terrace features cascading wooden pavilions surrounded by exquisite greenery, creating a relaxed garden atmosphere and serving as the perfect venue for both private gatherings and large parties. The restaurant will also feature a Ling-Ling Lounge ideal for small intimate gatherings.
Niall Howard, CEO, Hakkasan commented on the opening "The opening of Hakkasan Doha highlights our success in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It was only logical to bring Hakkasan to Doha and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with The St Regis Doha."
Head Chef Lai Min Wei, formerly of Hakkasan Dubai has overseen the creation and preparation of the Hakkasan menu which has been rigorously tested and tweaked in order to ensure the highest of standards. Hakkasan Doha will continue the proud tradition of including signature dishes found across its restaurants including Peking Duck with Caviar, Jasmine Tea smoked Wagyu Beef Ribs and Grilled Chilean Seabass with Chinese Honey. In keeping with Hakkasan's tradition, Doha will have a number of specially designed dishes, including Stir-fried Duck with Wing Bean or Shanghai Fried Lamb Tenderloin.
Tareq Derbas, General Manager of The St Regis Doha said "The opening of such an iconic restaurant within our grounds is a testament to the vision and drive of our owners. Hakkasan Doha will offer our guests an experience that will be unmatched in Doha."
Since the opening of Hakkasan Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Hakkasan has quickly earned its title as the Emirate's foremost dining destination, attracting the likes of Uma Thurman, Morgan Freeman, and Clive Owen and achieving a staggering line up of accolades as a testament to its success. These include Caterer Middle East's Top Outlet Opening of the Year 2010, Time Out Abu Dhabi's Best Newcomer Restaurant Award 2010, three category wins at the UAE people's choice What's On Awards 2010 ceremony - the Favourite Far Eastern Restaurant, Favourite New Comer and for the Best Chef of the Year 2010, and Time Out Abu Dhabi's Best Chinese Award 2011.
Since its 2001 opening in London, Hakkasan has developed a loyal following across its US, UK and Middle Eastern restaurants. A favorite amongst the internationally renowned trendsetters, Hakkasan restaurants have long been synonymous with contemporary Chinese dishes in elegant surroundings whether it be in New York, Los Angeles, London or Dubai.
Hakkasan Doha will open its doors to the public every evening from 6pm till 2am and from 12pm till 3.30pm for a special Dim Sum Lunch every Friday.
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