Soulful Lebanese cuisine has a new home in Doha

Soulful Lebanese cuisine has a new home in Doha

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Lovers of Lebanese cuisine (and who doesn’t love it?) now have a ‘must visit’ Doha restaurant that comes with the highest credentials.

Welcome to the upscale Levantine Restaurant located in Hilton Doha The Pearl Hotel & Residences, where the signature menu has been crafted in collaboration with the charismatic Lebanese celebrity and TV Chef Joe Barza.

In Doha for Levantine’s official launch, Chef Joe hosted a celebratory luncheon for media who discovered its tantalizing meats flash-grilled on hot coals, fragrance of exotic spices, and outdoor and indoor spaces.

Diners were also entertained when Chef Joe revealed some of his best-kept secret techniques during a live cooking experience and lunch.

And as the aromas of spiced and grilled meats, vegetables, seafood, and fish-filled the air, Levantine got Chef Joe’s official seal of approval.

“Hailing from the Levant, I am thrilled that our world-renowned healthy and highly varied cuisine has landed such a fine dining platform,” said Chef Joe. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with Executive Chef Thibaut Pouplard and his skilled and enthusiastic team in bringing to life a menu which focuses on the sharing and gathering social culture of my home.”

With a contemporary setting, Levantine’s vibrant atmosphere colorfully reflects Lebanon’s warm, welcoming lifestyle. With images of the country flanking the walls, guests can savor a fine dining experience of new taste while enjoying hot sand coffee preparation.

Levantine has a creative menu where traditional dishes have been given signature touches, complemented by a selection of fresh homemade drinks made from locally sourced ingredients, coupling classic mixes with traditional twists.

Open daily for dinner from 6 pm to midnight, Levantine guests enter a world of live theater-style cooking of Lebanese favorites, including flash-charcoal-grilled spiced meats, seafood and vegetables, spit-roasted lamb and chicken, and fresh bread baking.

Traditional dishes with a ‘Barza’ touch include hot and cold mezzes, imaginative hummus choices and five Lebanese manakish flatbreads.

Noteworthy selections include exquisite grilled catch of the day – a fennel and lime preparation; grilled octopus – made from lemon jam and garlic; and grilled jumbo shrimps – a blend of red chili paste, cumin and coriander and the roasted lamb leg, a great sharing option for 3-4 diners.

Guests can also relish traditional Lebanese sausage, makanek, or opt for fresh, vegetarian choices before digging into a selection of the finest desserts.

The laid-back Levantine lifestyle is also reflected on the terrace, where seating is available in a Mediterranean ambiance.

“This menu is a coming together of a shared approach to culinary delivery with excellence at its core. Together with Joe, we have remastered original culinary techniques to craft new, mouthwatering experiences,” said Chef Thibaut Pouplard, Executive Chef of Hilton the Pearl.

Levantine is ideal for families and friends to get together or celebrate over really good food. With appetite-sharpening aromas permeating the air, this is a whole new world of Lebanese taste sensations.

The restaurant is open 7 days a week for dinner from 6 pm until midnight.

Take a look at the menu here. Check out its Instagram page: @levantinedoha.

To make a reservation or for more information, contact: 4492 4620

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