Doha, Qatar, September 2016. With its unique front-row seat to paradise on one of Doha’s most stunning natural beaches, Al Dana Restaurant & C-Lounge offers Qatar residents and international diners with one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide - the Ikarian diet - introduced by Chef de Cuisine Evangelos Liakouris since taking helm of the Mediterranean casual brasserie in early 2016. Blue Zone Ikarian cuisine is renowned as the best-kept secret to longevity, and is foundational to Chef Liakouris’ creative renditions that focus on the use of market-fresh ingredients as well as fresh fish and seafood.
Signature dishes served in sharing concept at Al Dana Restaurant include the contemporary Greek Salad, Sea Bass Ceviche, Greek Shrimps Saganaki, Grilled Dover Sole and Evangelos Deconstructed Black Forest. With a distinctive fish market within the restaurant, guests can explore and handpick from a selection of fresh fish, seafood and colourful variety of vegetables to custom-make their own dishes or create new recipes with Chef Liakouris and his culinary brigade.
“My inspiration stems from Hippocrates’ philosophy: Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food,” says Chef Evangelos. This is testament to his passion and cooking philosophy that recognizes the value of eating well and the potential of certain foods for good health. “Every day, we focus on a healthy Ikarian diet in order to create the ultimate taste that is perfectly cooked with fresh ingredients using the best of the Mediterranean flavors with an innovative presentation”. Chef Liakouris believes in offering fresh, sustainable and authentic cuisine that is evident through his signature dishes.
To complete the refreshed experience, Al Dana Restaurant & C-Lounge has recently unveiled a modern identity through a newly designed brand logo that incorporates creative blue wave elements combined with a focal image of the Pearl, signifying ‘Dana’, which means pearl in Arabic.
. Al Dana Restaurant / Al Dana offers a front-row seat to paradise on one of Doha’s most stunning natural beaches. Dining in the 118-seat restaurant offers guests a relaxing beachside enclave in a breathtaking Qatari-inspired setting. Other distinctive features include a show kitchen and seafood counter, where food connoisseurs can follow the preparation of their meal, and the Chef’s Table for a customized experience together with the Chef.
. C-Lounge by Al Dana / Guests will enjoy Al Dana’s vibrant outdoor hot spot extension, C-Lounge that offers guests with a relaxed atmosphere to stargaze and start the evening. C-Lounge features signature drinks, creative cocktails and wines, as well as Chef Liakouris’ special Mediterranean bites and Shisha with a variety of flavours enjoyed with vibrant music and stunning views of the Doha bay.
. Al Dana Garden / Adjacent to the restaurant, Al Dana Garden sets a new standard in the events realm, the perfect venue for hosting celebrations, family days, a magical wedding or inspiring corporate events. The 3,500 square meter outdoor space can accommodate up to 2,500 guests for stand-up cocktail reception or 2,000 guests for a seated function. The outdoor venue can also be transformed into a lavish indoor setting complete with a stage and banquet tables.
Al Dana restaurant is open for dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily except Sundays.
C-Lounge is open from 4:00pm to 11:00 p.m. daily except Sundays.