Restaurateur Mireille Hayek has opened new fine-dining Lebanese outlet in Doha.

Al Maha Island is one of Doha’s premier entertainment and leisure hotspots and the new Em Sherif Restaurant is an ideal addition with its exquisite service and an unmatched elevated culinary experience.

Situated on the pristine shores of the Arabian Gulf, Em Sherif will showcase owner Mireille Hayek’s traditional, refined and unique take on the multifaceted Lebanese cuisine that triggers fond memories of home cooking.

With an expansive sea-front terrace as its location, the restaurant’s interiors have been specially designed by award winning interior architect Ramy Boutros and highlight Lebanese architectural heritage. Lavish with luxury and Hayek’s own personal touch, the restaurant incorporates hand-selected and intricately embroidered chair designs – representing her family’s culture and history – as well as beautiful bespoke tiles on the walls with stylish silhouettes of botanical accents and delicate gold leaves.

Renowned for its distinctive twist to Lebanese cuisine, Em Sherif Restaurant Doha is open for both lunch and dinner, offering a curated set menu and an à la carte menu by Chef Mireille and her daughter Chef Yasmina Hayek.

The menu features an array of mouth-watering dishes including the signature fattoush salad with pomegranate molasses, the sensational Wagyu hummus and Em Ali – a delicious vanilla-infused milk, nuts and puff pastry confection. Each dish is carefully prepared using only the freshest ingredients and produce available.

As guests enjoy their meal, Em Sherif’s in-house DJs will spin the latest tunes to keep them entertained.

Speaking on the new restaurant, Mireille Hayek said: “I love sharing my passion for cooking and authentic Lebanese food with the world and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here during such an exciting time for this city and region as global events take centre stage.

“We look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover our authentic Oriental cuisine with the special Em Sherif touch! Em Sherif Restaurant in Doha will be the ultimate new waterfront venue, combining exceptional dining with the warmth of Levantine hospitality to enjoy with family and friends alike.”

Em Sherif is the passion project of entrepreneur Mireille Hayek, who seeks to reinvent traditional Lebanese and Levantine recipes and transform them into something new and unforgettable to give her customers an unparalleled first-class dining experience.✤