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High Tea: Gourmet House at Kempinski Residences and Suites, West Bay

My elder sister and I finally found the time to hang out and chill. And being sisters, when we say “bonding”, we mean eating. But the question was: buffet or a la carte? Being that 4PM was too early for dinner and we just had lunch, we decided to go for a high tea at Gourmet House.  The interior of the café was tastefully done, it gives you a feeling of space eventhough it’s just a small area.        And the food displays were a sight for the hungry eyes.         We ordered the set for 2 and didn’t know what to expect.  According to the menu, it includes two of either tea or coffee and a three-tier tray of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Sounds promising already. It took a while to bring food but it was a sight to behold.  The cakes and sandwiches were really good and it was a lot more for two people. Another thing, their hot drinks are free-flowing. Price-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a high …

Dinner Buffet: Sridan – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha 

Located at the 2nd level of one of the newest hotels in Qatar, it’s not hard to see why Sridan is making a buzz in the Qatar foodie circle. Never been a fan of buffets as I can barely taste all of the food but hey, 2016 is a good year to start soemthing new and this restaurant was a good choice. Decorated with a lavish Arabic Decor, the restaurant gives you that feeling comfort and coziness. We were warmly greeted by maître and since it was our first time to visit, she courteously took her time to give us a tour of the restaurant. They offer international flavors like Asian, Moroccan, Japanese; and the standard live cooking station with steaks, fishes, seafood, and the dessert and beverage stations. Food review Here are some of the foods that we have eaten:               Overall, the food varieties were a collection of hits and misses. I would say that the grilling, Moroccan and Asian stations (especially the soups) were very good. …