In anticipation of its 10th anniversary celebration, the restaurant reopens with an exciting new menu following the museum’s highly anticipated refurbishment
Doha, 6 November 2022 -- IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), announced the reopening of IDAM by Alain Ducasse (IDAM) restaurant at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).
IDAM was established in 2013, as the first foray of the Michelin starred restaurateur and “architect of flavours”, Alain Ducasse, into the Middle East. It marked the first venture in the collaboration between Ducasse Paris and Qatar Museums which started nearly 10 years ago.
In commemorating a decade of haute cuisine IDAM reopens with Mr. Mathieu Courtin in the helm as the Restaurant Manager and Chef Fabrice Rosso as Head Chef, the restaurant welcoming returning guests and new visitors with an enhanced menu and an elevated experience.
Commenting on the reopening, IN-Q General Manager Phil Lawrie, said: “We are proud to announce the reopening of IDAM by Alain Ducasse. Ten years ago, we launched this mutually enriching partnership with Ducasse Paris to take the dining scene in Doha to greater heights with a signature gastronomic experience. We work together bound by our shared vision of a world-class culinary offering for guests at the iconic Museum of Islamic Art”.
“Whether it’s here at IDAM, or Jiwan at the National Museum of Qatar or at Café #999 at the Fire Station, we work closely with the Ducasse team to develop restaurant concepts that align with each venue’s theme – as seen in the decorative elements in IDAM which reflect inspirations from the Golden Age of Islam. Within this setting, we are delighted to welcome our guests to enjoy the enticing new menu crafted by the Ducasse kitchen team led by Chef Fabrice Rosso,” he added.
IN-Q F&B Director Yves Godard shared: “We are thrilled to open IDAM’s doors to our loyal patrons, as well as, to those who look for new gastronomic adventures. At IN-Q, we strive to bring our museumgoers and guests the finest relevant culinary delights that would complement their cultural experience. We are excited to see them enjoy IDAM’s new menu in the same elegant ambiance for which this restaurant is revered.”
Located on the top floor of MIA, IDAM celebrates an iconic landmark in Qatar in an environment that seamlessly blends local tradition with modernity and offers picture-perfect views of Doha’s skyline. The spectacular view is matched with an exquisite interior created by French designer, Phillipe Starck, fusing modernity with the classics to offer IDAM a dynamic environment with an Arabian touch.
IDAM offers the highest standard of French haute cuisine with the warmest Arabic hospitality. The menu features contemporary Mediterranean dishes with a twist of eclectic Arabian flavours, prepared using fresh and sustainably produced ingredients enhanced with a sophisticated balance of flavours.