SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 01, 2012 13:06 ET

Restaurants in Doha, Qatar Unveil New Spring Menus

See What's Cooking in the Kitchens at Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel

DOHA, QATAR--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - With nine different dining venues, the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is home to some of the best restaurants in Doha, Qatar, ranging from a Brazilian churrascaria to a French brasserie. With some of the most popular dining destinations in the city, for locals and visitors alike, the chefs at this downtown hotel understand the importance of changing things up, which is why you'll find brand-new menus at two of its top restaurants.

At Cucina, located within this Doha luxury hotel, the menu changes every three months, so whether you're a return visitor or a frequent local customer, you'll always find something new to try. The authentic Italian eatery takes diners on "a tour around the region, from the big cities to the small towns of Italy," according the Head Chef, Daniele Chiari, who mixes his own ideas with inspiration from Mama Chiari. "The taste of an Italian kitchen is simple," he says, "taking what the land gives to us" to create fresh, flavorful dishes.

Start your meal at Cucina with the Rucola Salad (pecorino, pears, asparagus and walnuts) or the Panzerotti con Ripieno di Gamberi (crispy Puglia pastries filled with spicy prawns and served with artichoke puree). Continue your culinary journey with pasta, including the Pappardelle Flambate (red pappardelle with smoked salmon sauce flambé with vodka) or the De Cecco' Pasta alla Norma (Sicilian pasta with fried eggplant, tomato sauce and baked ricotta). The menu also features a variety of pizzas, risotto dishes and entrees such as Gamberoni alla Napoletana (tiger shrimps flamed with brandy and served with potato cake) and Pollo alla Romana (chicken-stuffed bell pepper with sautéed spinach). Don't forget to leave room for dessert, which includes a selection of gelati and traditional treats such as cannoli and tiramisu.

Just as there are plenty of things to do in Doha, Qatar, there are plenty of dining options, and this hotel's New York Steakhouse is another great option, offering a brand-new menu in its traditional steakhouse environment. Whether you're trying to impress a client or the love of your life, there's plenty on the newly enhanced menu to satisfy.

Items are as rich as the surroundings, and start with appetisers including seared foie gras with bourbon-spiced mango and mignonette crackers, roasted beetroot salad with lamb's lettuce, orange-onion vinaigrette, pecans and smoked goat cheese. While there are vegetarian, meat, poultry and seafood options, the focus here is on the beef, including US and Australian varieties of steak and fine New York burgers. Sides could be a meal in themselves; don't miss the onion rings with barbecue relish, bourbon-mashed sweet potato, sautéed wild mushrooms or onion cheese spatzle. And, if you still have room for something sweet, choose from mango-vanilla crumble with chocolate-coconut sauce, the flamed cookies and cream with bourbon-vanilla ice cream and melted chocolate, a selection of ice creams, sorbets and many other decadent desserts.

To learn more about the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, visit the hotel website at, where you can book rooms, find Doha, Qatar hotel packages and plan your trip with an in-depth destination guide.

About the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel
Combining elegance with contemporary style, the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel brings first-class service and state-of-the-art amenities to Doha's new West Bay business district. This hip hotel is ideal for long layovers, business travelers or those looking to indulge in the luxuries of the Middle East, and all located only 15 minutes from the Doha International Airport.

Accommodations at this downtown Doha hotel feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sea or city views, high-speed Internet access, spacious work desks, laptop safes, marble bathrooms and Bose iPod docks. Suites offer a separate seating area with a sofa bed and skyline views, and guests in Club rooms and suites have access to the exclusive Club Lounge, offering additional services and amenities. This hotel's city center location makes it ideal for exploring the area, including the Corniche, Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art and Katara Cultural Village. If you're looking to relax or take it easy before another leg of air travel, this hotel offers plenty of options, including a heated outdoor pool, Vitality Zone fitness center, sauna, whirlpool and Saray Spa, featuring a full menu of indulgent treatments. There are nine different in-house dining options, including the authentic Brazilian grill Ipanema; Champions sports bar; fresh Italian favorites at Cucina, and Glo Cocktail Bar featuring tapas-style dishes and fresh sushi. With an array of amenities, a convenient location and spacious accommodations, the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is the perfect place to host your meeting or event with more than 12,800 sq ft of event space.