Thursday, March 11, 2010
Alfardan Group opens the first maze Gordon Ramsay in the Middle East on the Pearl-Qatar
- First maze restaurant in the Middle East promises ‘European cuisine with an Asian twist’
- maze Gordon Ramsay welcomes guests for lunch and dinner, seven days a week
11 March 2010: Alfardan Group welcomed international restaurateur and three Michelin Star celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to Doha to celebrate the opening of the first maze Gordon Ramsay restaurant in the Middle East on the lavish Pearl-Qatar.
Mr. Omar Alfardan, President of Alfardan Group, joined Ramsay and a host of local dignitaries for maze’s grand opening event, as Qatar’s elite enjoyed a fine dining experience amid the Pearl-Qatar’s magnificent marinas and island views of an Arabian Rivera with architectural settings inspired by Tuscan, Moroccan, Italianate and Andalusian designs.
“We are delighted to introduce the first maze Gordon Ramsay to the Middle East. maze is a thriving international brand and the Pearl-Qatar is the perfect setting for a restaurant offering Gordon Ramsay’s renowned cuisine. This alliance emphasizes Alfardan Group’s long-term strategy of collaborating with leading innovative brands. We are looking forward to a solid partnership,” commented Mr. Omar Alfardan, President of Alfardan Group.
Guests can expect a luxurious and stylish dining experience within the modern and uniquely designed restaurant. Modeled on the Michelin starred maze and maze grill in London, maze Gordon Ramsay Doha’s impressive show kitchen, at the heart of the restaurant is led by Executive Chef, Rob Daniels. The menu – designed by Gordon Ramsay – breaks with the formal traditions of European cuisine by adopting Asian influences in tasting-size dishes, perfect for sharing.
With dishes prepared using the finest local and international ingredients, maze Gordon Ramsay welcomes guests for lunch and dinner seven days a week to enjoy signature dishes including starters grilled Gulf macquerel, daikon cress, various radishes, tartare of yellow fin tuna, ponzu dressing and avocado. Main courses feature shoulder of slow-cooked Rivarina lamb, flavoured with garlic, asfar, zaatar and sauce epice and roasted hammour served with a Provencale board and garlic aioli. maze guests can choose from a selection of delicious desserts including Valrohna chocolate fondant, salt caramel sauce, peanut butter ice cream, pink peppercorn macaroon, roasted pineapple and white chocolate ice cream.
Comfortably seating 70 guests inside the modern décor restaurant and a further 90 on the opulent terrace, maze is also the perfect setting for exclusive events and private functions.
maze Gordon Ramsay on the Pearl-Qatar includes Doha in the elite collection of exclusive maze restaurants alongside London, New York, Cape Town and the soon-to-open maze Melbourne.
Known around the world for presenting TV cookery and food programs such as Hells’ Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay OBE is the pre-eminent British chef and television personality of our generation. Ramsay’s restaurants have been awarded a total of 15 Michelin Stars and he and is one of only three chefs in the United Kingdom to hold a coveted three Michelin Stars.
Commenting on the launch, Gordon Ramsay said: “I am extremely excited about the launch of maze Doha and the beginning of what will become a long-standing relationship with Alfardan Group.
maze Gordon Ramsay is located at Parcel 1, Porto Arabia on The Pearl-Qatar. For reservations 495 3876 extension 1431 or +9747171212 or email email@example.com for more information.
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