- 3-star Michelin Chef, Dani García to host guests on an extravagant culinary affair
- Garcia takes his guests on a journey to experience the signature Spanish Paella dish that goes all the way back to Al-Andalus days
30 January 2020, Doha – Qatar: Chef Dani García, a 3-star Michelin chef from Spain, and one of the most highly acclaimed Andalusian chefs in the world, will be launching a special Paella Fashion Weekend menu from 5th to 7th of February at his recently opened BiBo in Doha, the first international branch of four.
Chef Dani Garcia, along with his award-winning executive chefs will be joining BiBo Doha guests firsthand to present this unique experience. Spending many weekends making Paellas for his family in Marbella, Garcia is known to have accumulated his own secrets of how to make this perfect Spanish dish.
This once off Paella menu will offer a choice of paella, such as the Paella de Pollo Coquelette served with Cornfed baby chicken Paella, Paella de Chuleta de Wagyu, and Paella de Bogavante served with Lobster saffron.
The three-course set menu includes signature shared starters such as the traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine, ensaladilla rusa, and the potato omelet Tortilla de patata Brava, a traditional dish from Spain, as well as BiBo’s signature desserts such as the famous Cheesecake, and the Fruta Fresca, served with fresh fruit, frozen tropical meringue, nitro popcorn and hibiscus granita.
“I am very excited to introduce our customers to my version of this historic Spanish dish that was famous in the rural areas of Valencia between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My versions are ones that I am confident will appeal to the refined taste of the people of Qatar. I look forward to welcoming everyone during the weekend to try this exclusive offering,” said Dani Garcia, founder of Bibo.
Paella is a rice dish made from autochthonous short-grain rice called Bomba o Calasparra. It is prepared with a rich stock in a flat pan called Paella, and it is considered to be one of the most iconic dishes in Spanish cuisine.
With rice and saffron being just some of the ingredients introduced by the Moors, Paella has strong influences from the old Moorish kingdom of Al-Ándalus. It is a representation of Spanish kitchen, however, with time it has found its way to world cuisine becoming more international, with variants of meat, seafood, fish, and vegetables.
Chef Dani explores different types of Paellas from thin style Alicantino Paellas – a thin layer of rice with a choice of topping, to creamy meloso rice and Paellas made on open flames with vine leaves, providing his fans with many options to experience this unique Spanish signature dish. In BiBo, guests will taste Paella that uses Bomba rice, harvested from three different villages- Sollana, Silla and Sueca- and known to increase three times in size when cooked, locking in flavours and aromas.
Chef Dani Garcia is famous for combining dishes that his gastronomic memory has been accumulating during his travels inside and outside of Spain. BiBo is a culinary travel guide created to enjoy a global cuisine fused with Garcia’s roots and origins.
The Paella Fashion Weekend Set Menu prices range from 375 QAR to 475 QAR per person. The menu is available only at BiBo, in the St. Regis Hotel Doha, from 5 to 7 February.