It’s no secret Doha loves to eat and we can never have enough luxury restaurants in the city.
It may not be the Spain-Qatar Year of Culture yet, but Spanish cuisine is slowly making its mark in the city.
Now, one of the world’s most popular and highly acclaimed Andalusian chefs Dani Garcia has opened the first branch of his renowned chain BiBo at The St. Regis Doha.
The restaurant opens on Monday January 13 and you can expect nothing less than an incredible experience from the three-star Michelin chef.
García was born in the coastal town of Marbella where he opened the first BiBo restaurant.
He was among the several apprentices of iconic Spanish chef Martín Berasategui, who have gone on to become leaders in modern Spanish cuisine.
García is passionate about combining local Andalusian flavours with his own imagination and cutting-edge techniques, and you can sample that in his latest Doha venture.
It was in the kitchen of Calima in 2004 that García first used liquid nitrogen in his cooking, now a modernist culinary staple. You’ll find a few of the menu items highlighting nitro, especially in the dessert section.
He is also credited with discovering that some marine species inflate when submerged in a certain temperature of olive oil – the skin becomes crispy while the flesh inside steams.
BiBo promises to be dynamic, eclectic and laidback with must-try dishes including the brioche de rabo de toro (oxtail brioche), ceviche de corvina and atun a la parilla with grilled tuna tenderloin.
A lot of dishes are inspired by the region with the use of spices, almonds, honey, saffron and other local ingredients. There’s a raw bar and seafood options that include oysters, tuna and more.
This is the first BiBo outside of Spain and a restaurant that is worth checking out.
The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4424 4870).