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Tuesday, 05 July 2022 01:19 GMT

Bayt Al Dana Restaurant Opens At Dana Club


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Joelyn Baluyut | The Peninsula

Doha: Katara Hospitality has opened its new restaurant“Bayt Al Dana” located at Dana Club in West Bay offering diverse Arabic cuisine from north, west and east.

Bayt Al Dana translates to House of Dana in English, and Dana, meanwhile means pearl for which Qatar has been famous during ancient times due to its pearling banks. 

“In here (Bayt Al DanaI, it's purely like North-African cuisine, also Lebanese, and Jordanian – we have taken the best dishes from each country that fits our taste,” said Dana Club General Manager, Ahmad Al Abdulla during an interview with the media on Tuesday.

Al Abdulla highlighted that the opening of the restaurant is Katara Hospitality's contribution to Qatar National Vision 2030.“Qatar National Vision 2030 mentioned that when it comes to economic sector, we need to diverse our economy. Katara Hospitality acquired Dana Club two years ago, and as a club, we contribute to profitability that reflects to Qatar income.”

Executive Chef Mohammed Kamleh holding the Seyadiya Samak main course

The General Manager is referring to the Economic Development pillar which explained“development of a competitive and diversified economy capable of meeting the needs of, and securing a high standard of living, for all its people both for the present and future.” There are four pillars in total; others are Human development, Social development, and Environmental development. The national vision is aimed to transform the country into an advanced country by 2030, capable of sustaining its own development and providing a high standard of living for its population and future generations.

Al Abdulla also said that the culinary team of Bayt Al Dana are experts headed by Executive Chef Mohammed Kamleh, a native of Jordan. Chef Mohammed has over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry and had worked in reputable establishments including Starwood, Rezidor Hotels & Resorts - KSA, Libya, Abu Dhabi and The Ciagran Palace - Istanbul, and Kempinski Ishtar Istanbul.

“It has been incredible to have this opportunity to develop a menu that appeals to all tastes. At Bayt Al Dana we create a true taste of Arabic cuisine using delicious locally sourced ingredients, combined with the knowledge and know-how of my fantastic team of chefs,” said Executive Chef Kamleh. 

Bayt Al Dana Restaurant offers a variety of Arabic cuisine menu from cold starter, hot starter, main course and dessert. Among the cold starter are selection of mozzah, hummus, horaa osbao, fattouch, vine leaves, zaalouk. Hot starter: chicken liver, fresh chicken liver sautéed, pomegranate sauce, shrimps provencal, to name a few.

The star of the Main course is smoked freekeh with lamb shank; also included are chicken potato bil sanayah; chicken, potatoes baked in oven, lemon garlic, flashed, fresh coriander; green wheat topped, braised lamb served, yogurt, cucumber salad; seyadiya samak, among others. And for the dessert: kunafa bil ashta; angel hair topped ashta cream, sugar syrup; ghazal al banat, Arabic ice cream, among others.

Ahmad Al Abdulla. Pics: Amr Diab

When asked if the restaurant and club will be open to the public, General Manager Al Abdulla said under their new vision, Dana Club will welcome the general public, though no confirmed date yet.“In the future, we can include some limited facilities for our main clients which are our members.” Dana Club is private members club, offering families a place to relax, dine, exercise and play. 

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