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GUANGZHOU, China March 8, 2017 – To introduce the flavors and diversity of Arab cuisine to local foodies and food connoisseurs, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is holding an Arab food week titled “Flavors of Arab” at FOODS restaurant from March 9 to 16. Two guest chefs, Chef Mahmoud and Chef Adil, from one of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East – Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Muscat, Oman), will be flown in to preside over the kitchen of the signature restaurant for the duration of the festival, to maintain the authenticity and original flavours of the dishes.

Man’s love for exquisite food can be observed in all cultures, especially in the Arabian regions, where luxury and indulgence in all that is good is the norm in every aspect of life.

  1. Food lovers are in for a treat as they will get to taste the popular Middle Eastern rice dish, Kabsa, which is served with chicken, tender and delectably aromatic. The flavors of dried lemon and other fragrant spices can be tasted in the dish.
  2. A variety of Arabian grills, made with chicken, lamb, beef and seafood, will be served during the week. What sets Arab kebabs apart from other kebab dishes is that they are infused with special condiments, and the distinct flavor of the coal that is unique to the region.
  3. Mishkak (skewers): Oman is known for its mouthwatering traditional dishes, among which is the ‘Mishkak’ barbecue, one of the most popular snacks across the country.
  4. Hummus (chickpeas): A traditional Levantine and Egyptian appetizer, hummus is a food dip that is popular throughout the Middle East and its food culture throughout the globe.
  5. Shakshuka: Shakshuka means “mix”. It is a mix of Middle Eastern and western dish that combines soft stewed tomato, fried egg, onion and cheese. It tastes sour and sweet, and is nutritious and healthy.

Traditional Middle Eastern dishes such as Bapalo Omani Fish Soup, Mousakka, Samak Sayadia, Harissa Prawns, Grilled Beef Mashakik, Ducca Spicy Marinated Tuna and many more make up the carte du jour of the festival.

Date: March 9 to 16, 2017

  • Lunch
    Monday to Friday: RMB 308 per person
    Weekend Brunch: RMB 428 per person

  • Dinner
    Monday to Thursday: RMB 428* per person
    Friday to Sunday: RMB 588* per person

*Above prices are subject to 15% service charge. For reservations, please call (86 20) 3813 6888 or email