Hospitality Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, has hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Shirvan Metisse Doha, their newest fine gastronomy restaurant at The Pearl-Qatar.
The restaurant introduces an entirely new fusion concept to Doha inspired by the old Silk Road food cultures and curated by Michelin-star chef Akrame Benallal. Set in an elegant and lively ambiance, Shirvan Metisse Doha offers both indoor and outdoor dining experiences enhanced by the air-cooled terrace with views of Porto Arabia marina, UDC has said in a statement.
Chef Benallal has crafted an "extensive menu full of generous dishes inspired by food cultures along the old Silk Road. The menu features generous sharing platters, homemade breads, innovative vegetarian offerings, including the signature 'Black Hummus', mouthwatering mains, delightful desserts and a wide assortment of handcrafted specialty drinks", the statement noted.
In addition, restaurant guests will enjoy "supreme items" such as 'The Unmissable Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder' and 'Wagyu Beef Prime Rib’ as well as the signature ‘Sahara Lamb’ marinated for 24 hours and slow cooked in a Sealine sand crust as a tribute from the chef to Qatari heritage.
Shirvan Metisse Doha is open daily from 12noon until 11.30pm at 7 La Croisette, Porto Arabia. For reservations, call 44095303 or 31578387.
HDC currently operates several successful restaurants at The Pearl-Qatar, including MEGU, Burj Al Hamam, Arabesque, Chocolate Jar and Isla Mexican Kitchen.
"UDC’s mission is to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value. Its activities cover a multitude of vital investment sectors, including real estate development, property management, infrastructure and utilities, maritime and hospitality-related businesses," the statement added.