The 12th Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) has been launched in the newly-opened Lusail Al Sa’ad Plaza, the street synonymous with the FIFA World Cup 2022 final celebrations. According to a press statement, Qatar’s largest and longest-running food and drink festival, that was launched on March 11 will continue until March 21.
QIFF says that it is hosting something for people of all ages to indulge in, from fireworks and family-friendly entertainment, to chef masterclasses at the Qatar Airways cooking theatre. The statement adds that foodies have 100 options to pick from, like Liberian rice bread, local shawarma, and tacos from Mexico. The festival’s charity partner Qatar Charity collects and distributes all leftover food on a regular basis, thus ensuring zero wastage, say the officials.
The statement adds that family-fun entertainment is ensured with a suite of varied and lively entertainment options on offer every day at QIFF 2023. Roaming acts, a nightly fireworks show and even a custom-made ice rink, guests have a lot to choose from. QIFF is featuring an abundance of cultural delicacies, with an area dedicated to Indonesia, in celebration of the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture 2023. QIFF is also featuring a special Qatari cultural tent that includes local delicacies, according to officials.
The statement goes on that QIFF is specially focusing on hosting an immersive dining experience, with a plethora of dining options, including a unique experience with Le Petit Chef, an interactive dining experience using 3D mapping, in collaboration with The Ritz Carlton, Doha. Also, the festival’s customary food trucks serving a variety of international cuisines are back. Customers are likely to find something mouthwatering, from Arabian flavours to stunningly flavorful Filipino Kare Kare.
“Qatar International Food Festival is a celebration of our country’s unique and diverse melting pot of cultures, which for more than a decade has shone an essential spotlight on the thriving culinary scene here in Qatar. With so many recent outstanding restaurant openings, Qatar’s gastronomic landscape is incredibly exciting, and we are delighted to showcase all that’s on offer to visitors from around this world,” says Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism.
Last but not the least, an entire section of the festival is dedicated to an assortment of vegan cuisine and healthy food options, says QIFF.