Q: Chef Kim, can you tell us about the inspiration behind creating the Flavours of MO?
A: At its heart, Flavours of MO celebrates the diverse culinary world around us. My passion lies in embracing local, fresh ingredients and understanding their unique tales. Collaborations with local entities like Heenat Salma Farm underline our dedication to sustainability and nurturing our local community. Amidst a market bustling with offerings, we wanted to curate an experience rich not just in taste, but also in the stories, traditions, and culture embedded within. Flavours of MO is more than a meal; it’s an expedition through a vibrant culinary world.
Q: How do you see this event impacting Msheireb Downtown Doha’s (MDD) positioning as a culture destination?
A: Flavours of MO is a testament to what MDD represents – a rich intersection of culinary art and cultural experience. Our aspiration is for MDD to transcend being merely a dining spot, evolving into a cultural nexus where guests encounter unique stories deeply rooted in our locale. By seamlessly blending our culinary ventures with tales of local traditions and sustainable partnerships, MDD is poised to shine as a symbol of cultural richness amid the usual dining locales.
Q: Why is the partnership with local brands like Heenat Salma Farm important to you and to Flavours of MO?
A: Such collaborations are the very essence of Flavours of MO. Brands like Heenat Salma Farm don’t just supply ingredients; they infuse our offerings with authenticity, heritage, and deep-seated regional values. Embracing these partnerships means our guests savour meals that are both locally heartfelt and globally refined.
Q: How do you envision the collaboration between global chefs enriching the Flavours of MO experience, and what unique perspectives do each of you bring to this culinary tapestry?
A: The presence of our eight illustrious chefs, each bearing their signature touch from global culinary arenas, adds unparalleled richness to the Flavours of MO. Over October, guests can delight in an eclectic mix of dishes, from contemporary French and classic Chinese to genuine Lebanese and delectable desserts. Further deepening this experience are our immersive masterclasses, allowing guests to absorb invaluable insights from these culinary visionaries and shape their own gourmet creations.