Over 32,000 visit food festival on day one

March 22, 2014 - 5:23:57 am
Celebrity TV Chef Ramzi Choueiri with visitors at the Qatar Cooking Theatre at the festival yesterday.

DOHA: More than 32,000 visitors attended the Qatar International Food Festival at Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park yesterday.

Be it up-in-the-air, at sea or on the ground, the festival offers an amazing range of dining options, from three-course meals to snacks from around the world. 

And after a highly successful opening night on Thursday, visitors were back in huge numbers on day two, with many families coming to enjoy the festive atmosphere and delicious food.

For thrill-seekers, the Dinner in the Sky, sponsored by the Renaissance Hotel, has proved to be hugely popular this year again.

Diners have a unique opportunity to enjoy a three-course meal 40 meters above the ground, while admiring the breathtaking views of the Doha skyline and the festival grounds.

For those who love the sea, there is an elegant dhow to enjoy an authentic Arabic buffet.

Dinner on a Dhow is sponsored by the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels and offers the best of Qatari hospitality and a sumptuous selection of dishes prepared in an authentic Arabic manner.

For BBQ lovers, there is the BBQ Donut, sponsored by the Diplomatic Club, where they can enjoy their meal while gently floating on the water.

For those who prefer to eat with their feet firmly on the ground, a stroll through the International Zone, the Healthy & Active Zone, the Snack Zone, the Family Zone and the Qatar Brazil Zone is a must. On top of that, there are ample opportunities to learn more about the art of cooking at the Qatar Airways Cooking Theatre in the Live Cooking Zone, where celebrity TV chef Ramzi Choueiri and Chef Aysha Al Tamimi showcase culinary skills.

Amateur chefs have the chance to put grilling skills to test at the daily Oryx Rotana BBQ Live Cooking Competition at 5pm and 7pm.The Peninsula

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