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El Faro, by Javier Aranda


Doha, Qatar, September 15, 2019
–Chef, Javier Aranda, returned to Doha last week to introduce the authentic Spanish flavors of El Faro, by Javier Aranda, to the people of Qatar. He is one of the youngest esteemed leaders in the industry to be awarded a Michelin Star and is making waves in the Spanish culinary scene with two restaurants, La Cabra and Gaytán, in Madrid.

The newly launched restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, features an exclusive “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a full dinner menu in the main seating area, offering highlights and unique blends from across the Iberian Peninsula with a contemporary interpretation that makes El Faro the destination of choice for diners.

During the special event, guests indulged in a Spanish sensation as they walked down the Mercado-designed entrance, to mingle, and pose for photos with live DJ and saxophonist. The atmosphere sizzled with the live Paella cooking station and Sangria stand

For two days after the special event, Chef Javier met and mingled with guests as he prepared his signature dishes, giving them a taste of what he is renowned for.

Chef Javier said “This has been amazing. It was my absolute pleasure to get to know my fans and guests in Qatar. There is a huge group of Spanish cuisine lovers in Doha, who have made me feel at home. I am inspired by this warm welcome and turn up and I look forward to bringing Doha the best and latest of my culinary innovations. “

“The special event was such a success; we were very pleased with the people who came in numbers to meet Chef Javier. The restaurant will remain committed to the culinary heritage of Chef Javier, and a haven for Spanish culture and cuisine lovers says Raghu Menon, Cluster General Manager of the Kempinski Marsa Malaz, The Pearl – Doha.

El Faro, by Javier Aranda, is an all-new concept restaurant that offers an exclusive casual yet stylish setting using traditional recipes from culinary hotspots across the entire Iberian Peninsula.

Opening daily from 5pm, and on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 2am, this cozy Spanish corner in Doha offers guests special weekly promotions such as Viva La Noche (Long Live the Night), Chica’s Night, Paella Night and Tapas Locas (all you can eat Tapas) as well as the specially created al a carte menu by Chef Javier.

For bookings, call 40355011 or send an email to: restaurants.marsamalaz@kempinski.com

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About El Faro

El Faro means “the lighthouse” in Spanish, but, in Doha, it is also a trendy corner of Spain inside Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha.

Currently revamped by Michelin star chef Javier Aranda, El Faro offers a taste of authentic Spain through a refreshed restaurant menu and a new concept with an exclusive and stylish setting, featuring the “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a tantalizing menu with innovative tapas and paella, highlighting the unique blends from across the Iberian Peninsula in a contemporary interpretation.

El Faro diners can choose to eat at the bar or in the main dining room where they can get to enjoy the extended menu of signature dishes that carry Chef Javier’s personal flare and passion for Spanish heritage.

El Faro’s entrance reinforces the Spanish sensation with its “Mercado”, meaning marketplace, theme, and various Spanish sourced products on display.

The restaurant is open from: Sat 12:30 – 02:00 and the rest of the week 17:00 – 02:00

For more information, visit https://www.kempinski.com/en/doha/marsa-malaz-kempinski-the-pearl-doha/dining/restaurants/el-faro/