Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman announces the opening of two new concept restaurants, Fairouz and Asia. Both located at the Al Mazaar souk within the 124-acre resort complex, the restaurants offer distinctive and authentic cuisine prepared by experienced chefs.
Legendary Lebanese singer Fairouz, whose singing prowess and songs have been embraced across generations, inspired the name of the restaurant. Very much like the singer, the restaurant is elegant and understated, making it perfect for intimate dining and entertainment.
Guests can look forward to authentic Lebanese cuisine that includes a wide variety of hot and cold meze, grills and pastries. The wine list spans from Australia and Europe to the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. Also in the beverage menu are uniquely Lebanese beverages such as Ksarak, El Massaya, Kefraya and Brun. In true Lebanese tradition, guests can look forward to live traditional music complemented with belly dancing. Fairouz is open from Monday to Saturday for dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Located beside Fairouz, Asia restaurant takes guests on a culinary exploration of east and south-west Asia. Prepared in four glass-enclosed show kitchens is distinctive cuisine from China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Guests are invited to watch the chefs as dishes are prepared using traditional Asian techniques such as wok fry, steam, grill, boil or rolling a sushi. Guests can savour the unique flavours of sweet, bitter, sour, salty and spicy through a menu featuring popular dishes including dim sum, sushi and sashimi, noodles, Thai curry, satay and spring rolls, among many. Aside from the extensive wine list, the house bartender has created six signature beverages infused with Asian ingredients to complement the cuisine.
The contemporary design of Asia, using a mix of red and black colours with modern chairs and booth seating, evokes a relaxed atmosphere perfect for casual gatherings. Asia is open from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner from 5 to 11 p.m., and on Fridays from 2 to 11 p.m.
“The opening of Fairouz and Asia increases our restaurant and bar portfolio to 20. It certainly is the only hotel and resort in the Sultanate of Oman with this large number of dining outlets. Our in-house guests and local patrons are spoilt for choice. We have speciality restaurants, beach and pool restaurants, bars and lounges. Guests can choose to go to fine dining or a casual, relaxed environment and dine indoors or outdoors. The choices of cuisine include Arabic, Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian, Mediterranean, South American, Asian and international,” said Mark Kirk, the general manager of Shangri‑La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. To make a reservation or for further information, please telephone Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman on (968) 2477 6565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.