If not for the fact that the invitation to try out Chef’s Garden came from Qatar Living, I would’ve thought that it’s one of those emails intended for bloggers living outside of the Middle East which somehow magically appeared in my inbox. Clearly, a restaurant with a farm-to-table concept in Doha is a made-up story. With raised eyebrows, I confirmed my attendance and researched more about the restaurant.
Chef’s Garden is located at the Marwan Club in Education City. I realized how good my UBER driver was in finding its location as apparently it isn’t a very easy task since most of the other bloggers attending the event got lost in the maze of Education City. The restaurant was gorgeous, with a huge indoor seating area overlooking a well-manicured lawn. Weather was good that night, a bit windy but the event organizer had blankets ready to warm us all.
Chef Eric Cousin uses only the freshest ingredients on the menu of Chef Garden which changes seasonally based on the available produce for particular time of the year. His dedication to serving only the freshest and healthiest ingredient is evident in the garden that he himself tends to right inside the Marwan Club. This is where he can easily pick out fresh ingredients for the dishes he will create. What he can’t get from his garden, he sources it from Al Safwa Farm – Qatar’s certified organic farm.
Dishes served to us that night were outstanding. One dish in particular brought back good travel memories for me – the salad with mushrooms. The mushrooms were full of flavor just like what I had in Kinsterna Hotel in Monemvasia, Greece – a hotel which embraces the farm-to-table concept as well.
It’s definitely a hidden gem in Doha and I’m coming back for sure. Thanks to Qatar Living for hosting the event and introducing this restaurant to us.
I was a guest of Chef’s Garden during our visit however as always, photos used are my own and opinion stated are genuine and in no way influenced.