Chicago Rare: A Culinary Journey Where Timeless Flavours Meet Historical Charm

Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar introduces Chicago Rare, an authentic steakhouse and bar that pays tribute to Chicago’s speakeasies, offering a blend of old school charm and exceptional cuisine.

Nestled within the glamorous Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar, Chicago Rare is a culinary destination steeped in the rich history of Chicago’s 1920s era. Launched on April 19, this vintage steakhouse exudes an authentic ambience reminiscent of the city’s historic speakeasies. Through its stunning interiors featuring subtle Art Deco undertones and artwork and globally sourced meats, Chicago Rare promises to transport guests to the vibrant social life during the 1920s.

The gastronomic experience at Chicago Rare celebrates timeless cuisines and culinary craftsmanship. The menu showcases USDA Prime beef brought from renowned farms across the USA, freshly sourced or aged to perfection for unparalleled tenderness. Accompanying the succulent steaks is signature sauces, mouth-watering side dishes and a selection of artisanal bread, creating a dining experience that is both nostalgic and indulgent. The venue’s live grill boasts a meticulously crafted Josper Oven and grill, showcasing the excitement of cooking over live fire, providing a great connection between the guests and the chefs.

Spearheading the opening of Chicago Rare is Rodney Belanger, a veteran with more than two decades of experience in the realm of hospitality. Rodney leverages his extensive knowledge in the food and beverage sector to ensure that every aspect of the dining experience is carefully curated and exceeds expectations. Leading the kitchen of this steakhouse is Executive Chef Christian Gosselin, who has more than two decades of experience working across various renowned restaurants in Chicago, Canada and Turks and Caicos Islands.

“We are pleased to introduce Chicago Rare, a vintage steakhouse that offers a new take on authentic dining in Doha, adding to the allure of our property,” said Mehdi Zaanoun, General Manager Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar. “Chicago Rare is more than just a dining haven; it’s a journey through the vibrant 1920s in USA, where creativity, courage, delectable cuisine and music come together to create unforgettable experiences for all guests.”

In addition to its impeccable cuisine, Chicago Rare offers captivating entertainment experiences, with live jazz performances, swing bands and curated playlists that transport guests to a world of lively rhythms and nostalgic songs. Jazz bands will be performing every Thursday and Friday from April 21 onwards.

The venue celebrates the remarkable transformation of Chicago’s social scene during the 1920s, where secret speakeasies became the vibrant hubs of social interaction and artistic expression. It was a time of hidden allure, where jazz music filled the air and clandestine gatherings fostered a sense of camaraderie among those who embraced the rebellious spirit of the times.

The restaurant’s design has been thoughtfully crafted to incorporate elements of a traditional speakeasy, such as dim lighting, reimagining the essence of 1920s in a modern setting. Luxurious leather seating, rich wood tones and brass accents add to the elegance and historical appeal, making every visit a journey to the past.

The designer of this quaint locale is AvroKO, an award-winning firm known for its expertise in creating unique spaces around the world. After thorough planning, the final result is a modern yet nostalgic interior where traditional high stools, artworks and armchairs create a grand indoor setting. The steakhouse also has an outdoor terrace, Breeze Bay Terrace, featuring a bar and low tables surrounded by greenery to further enhance the experience.

Chicago Rare’s grand opening on April 19 offered an evening of gastronomic brilliance and historical immersion. The restaurant warmly invites everyone to embark on a culinary and cultural voyage, where each dish tells a story of passion, tradition and the timeless allure of the 1920s.