Chef Matthew Kenney and Prince Khaled offer vegan meals at the Four Seasons, Qatar
The luxury Four Seasons hotel in Doha, Qatar has just launched its latest plant-based menu, “Folia”.
The menu is a collaboration between vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney and KBW Ventures, a mission-driven investment firm founded by environmentalist Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia.
Betting on “innovative” culinary concepts
The multi-course menu is available at the hotel’s After Spa Café and focuses on innovative creations inspired by a range of global culinary concepts – with an added Qatari twist.
The menu features a selection of starters and starters, including a green papaya salad made with basil, cilantro and spinach leaves, and topped with a cashew vinaigrette; and Truffle Pizza with Tuscan Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Cashew Truffle Cream and Lemon Vinaigrette.
Chef Kenney has also created a selection of vegan desserts for the hotel, offering a combination of orange, chocolate, coconut, banana and cocoa-based treats.
“My mission has always been to empower, inspire and influence others to cultivate a healthy, mindful lifestyle through plant-based cuisine,” Kenney explained.
“Bringing vibrant, delicious, nutritious and sustainable food to Four Seasons Doha is the latest step in our quest to change the way the world thinks about food.”
Increased plant supply in time for the World Cup
The menu was launched ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Qatar later this year. As one of the five host cities, Doha is expected to attract a large number of tourists from all over the world.
In a recent press release, Prince Khaled said: “It is fitting that the Folia, designed to appeal to palates who have eaten the best of healthy cuisine, is featured at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha now that Qatar is gearing up for welcome the world to one of the greatest sporting events in history.
He continued, “I can’t wait to see the Qatari plant-based culinary scene enhanced by Chef Kenney’s inspired dishes.”