Especially for this season, Deli Kitchen will serve a taste of Italy while presenting one of the most classical Italian cakes, the Panettone. While some would prefer the tradition of candied orange and raisins, the most curious palates might get intrigued by a very special Epicurean version, inspired by local ingredients such dates hand-picked from the resort’s gardens.
From QR100 (Classic), from QR140 (Epicurean). Until first week of Jan, Daily 6.30am-11am, noon-4pm, 6pm-11pm.
Gingerbread house classes
Treat your little ones to a special seasonal delight as you gift them with a fun-filled gingerbread house class at the extraordinary Little Explorers kids club led by award-winning chefs and certified staff. To bring a bit of this sweetness home, a personalised gingerbread house to go and a special goodie bag will be given to each kid.
From QR180 (per kid). Dec 20, 21, 25, 3pm-4pm. Little Explorers kids club. Advance reservation is highly recommended.
Qatar National Day
Celebrate Qatar National Day while enjoying a true gourmet experience at Al Messila Resort & Spa. Treat your family and friends to an elaborate lunch in the resort’s lush gardens, carefully crafted by Michelin-starred chefs. To delight and content differently indulgent palates, guests will be able to savour local and international specialities from baby lamb ouzi, Turkish Manakish and pide with kebabs, prepared on the outside grill, to Indian biryani, tandoori tikkas, a selection of Italian pastas and Nordic delicacies, all immersed in the only botanical oasis in Doha.
QR325 (per person, food only). Dec 18, noon-3pm. Advance reservation is highly recommended.
Turkey to go
Indulge in the Michelin-starred epicurean excellence of Al Messila Resort & Spa by bringing home a readymade delicacy to share and cherish with your family and friends. The signature Turkey To Go comes with a delectable stuffing of chicken flavoured with sage, apricot and pistachio, as well as a feast of traditional accompaniments such as honey-glazed roots, steamed vegetables and crunchy potatoes, all topped up with turkey gravy and served with a homemade cranberry jelly. A luscious loaf cake will complete a carefully crafted culinary experience, to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.
From QR1,200 (order must be placed 72 hours in advance). Until first week of Jan.
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha, www.almessiladoha.com (4445 0000).