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Hotel offers unique French cuisine

Riyadh, May 19, 2009

Al Faisaliah Hotel, a Rosewood group hotel in Riyadh, is offering exclusive French cuisine for only ten diners at each event, alongside a presentation from the master chef.

Competition to attend the Chef’s Table at its Cristal restaurant is fierce, with the ten diners at each event chosen on a first come, first served basis, said hotel manager Jochen Schmid.

“Our new Chef’s Table experience at Cristal is unlike any other culinary experience in Riyadh, and it’s an amazing opportunity for all fine dining enthusiasts,” said Schmid.

“The limited numbers ensure that each guest feels personally attended to by Chef Andre as he takes them on a tour of the menu, from the first stage of basic preparation to the final presentation of accomplished French cuisine,” he added.

“The hotel’s entire culinary team is eager to further our prominent position in the Saudi Arabian dining scene, and the first step is this new concept.  Our innovations and ideas should be as fresh as our ingredients, and we pay close attention to the discerning palates and tastes of Riyadh’s diners.”

The Chef’s Table experience begins with a personal welcome from Al Faisaliah Hotel’s managing director and hotel manager.  Escorted to the Cristal kitchen, guests are offered welcome cocktails and greeted by Chef Andre, who introduces the evening’s special menu and provides a detailed explanation of ingredients and preparation methods.

Moving from the kitchen to the dining room, Chef Andre’s magic begins with a masterpiece in every dish.  Fresh fish and choice cuts of beef are paired with foie gras, truffles, and the best in-season produce.

After the dessert has been served, Chef Andre joins his guests for a gastronomic question and answer session over coffee and tea. He then presents each guest with a special recipe folder with cooking instructions so they can recreate the dishes at home.

The Chef’s Table at Cristal is a bi-monthly event limited to 10 diners. Selection is on first come, first served basis; however, special arrangements can be made for groups. – TradeArabia News Service




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