We had a beautiful stay at Intercontinental Doha The City followed by a delicious dinner at the Prime Restaurant recently.
The Prime Restaurant was very elegantly designed and created a calm and relax vibe all around the place. We chose to sit near the open grill kitchen where we could see the chef in action. While we were waiting for our food, Mr. Ally (Restaurant Manager) took my daughter to The Square Restaurant to show and make a pizza – A beautiful gesture by him.
It would be a shame if I do not talk about their Executive Chef Emmanuel Pauliat. He is the best interactive Chef I have seen so far in Doha. I met him while we had a cooking session first, then while having dinner at Prime and then the next day during our Breakfast at The Square restaurant. He was walking over mostly all the tables and having friendly talks with all the guests. He was successful in creating a lovely joyable environment through out our dining experience.
Getting back to the food, first we were served with a bread basket with three different flavors of butter – plain, herbs, tomato & pepper. The one we liked was the tomato and pepper butter – very smooth cream and light. We then had a complimentary lobster quinea salad from the kitchen – tasted fresh with lots of simple flavors.
Next up was Crab cakes – It gave a nice crunchy texture outside and a soft delicious crab meat inside. It was beautiful and we did enjoy it.
Now the star of the night – As recommended by the Chef, our order was a Wagyu Ribeye steak. It was served along with a confit Tomato, roasted Garlic and a delicious steamed egg yolk ( for 3 hours or so) on a bed of black olive crumble. You have to order the sauce and side dish separately and we chose to have green pepper corn sauce, Crispy fried Shiitake mushroom and Truffle Parmesan Fries. This was definitely one of the best food I had. The meat was cooked just the way we like it, every component on the plate complimented very well with each other.
The fries were big, fresh, crunchy and soft giving flavors of truffle and Parmesan cheese. The fried shiitake mushrooms was definitely crispy and now my favorite. I would highly highly recommend to try these combo of steak and fries if you are in Prime Restaurant.
Well, a perfect ending of a dinner is with a delicious treat of dessert and we did not had to think twice before ordering their ‘ Sweet & Sour Melting Sphere’. However it did broke our heart. For some reason the pouring chocolate sauce was not at all hot/warm and the sphere did not melt down and as a result we struggled to enjoy the dessert. This was apparently a failure. We did mention it to the Chef Emmanuel when we met him the next day.
We had an amazing over all experience at Prime Restaurant be it the ambiance, food or service except the chocolate sphere.
If you like to read more about our stay and exploration all over the hotel, follow the link below. You wont be disappointed with the beauty of InterContinental Doha The City: