Muhalabiya at Walima
This brand-new Qatari restaurant in the Mondrian just opened its doors to the ever-curious and forever-adventurous foodies in Qatar, so if you fall into either of these categories, you will love this new spot. It’s bright, beautiful and makes a mean muhalabiya. From the serving bowl to the actual taste and texture, everything is perfectly indulgent. It even has a crispy, sugar-coated rose petal on the top.
Mondrian Doha (4045 5999).
Novi Paradizot at Qavanna
There’s a new Croatian restaurant that’s just opened up at The Gate Mall. What? True story! This might be the most exciting news for our Eastern European friends, and definitely for us, too. What’s great about the food here is that it’s not only delicious, it’s suitable for all palates. It has a dessert menu and a dessert display, but we highly recommend its signature and traditional Novi Paradizot (we also recommend not trying to pronounce it and just pointing it out on the menu to your server). It comes with fluffy meringue, which is torched at the table, and a delicious vanilla sauce is poured over it. At this point, you should stop reading and start moving to Qavanna.
The Gate Mall (4407 7130).
Baked Alaska at Nozomi
This is the most perfectly constructed Baked Alaska we’ve seen in a while and the chefs at Nozomi really know how to please the crowd. They’ve thrown in the ultimate fillings – chocolate sponge cake and raspberries. Try this as soon as you can this weekend and spend next week getting over the guilt. Then do it all over again next weekend. See? We’re not only kind, we’re also good planners.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski (4035 5089).