Flavors of Morocco at Rosewood Jeddah

Moroccan tajine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit.
Updated 31 December 2018
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Flavors of Morocco at Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah’s annual food festival has returned for its fourth edition.

The “unforgettable culinary festival” taking place at Habsburg restaurant is offering guests an opportunity to explore the unique tastes of Morocco from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, every evening from 7 p.m. to midnight. 

“The Moroccan Food Festival will offer Rosewood Jeddah visitors the traditional flavors and authentic ingredients of Morocco. The scene is set to take you on a journey of sights and aromas of Morocco while our guest chef immerses you in the gourmet culture and culinary heritage of its different regions,” the hotel said in a press release.

This year’s Moroccan Food Festival is more than just a food adventure, the hotel said, as Rosewood Jeddah will be highlighting different regional specialties. 

“Tajine is particularly popular in Morocco and our chefs will ensure to present different kinds of tajine, including lamb tajine and baby artichokes, lamb tajine with prune and almond, and chicken tajine with lemon and olives, to our guests,” the hotel said.

Moroccan tajine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit. The dish is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked.

The buffet comprises a wide range of popular and traditional Moroccan delicacies, including traditional vegetarian dishes with many choices of hot and cold mezze appetizers. On offer are Moroccan dishes such as kefta tajine eggs, Moroccan mixed grill and authentic Moroccan chicken pastilla. Mouth-watering desserts include ghoriba, faqqas with nuts, kaab ghzal and chebakia seffa.

“We impatiently await the winter school break to present our annual food festivals, as we demonstrate our expertise offering Jeddah’s residents and expatriates exclusive menus in collaboration with professional chefs. After the success of the last three food festivals, this year we are focusing on bringing the authentic and traditional tastes from the famous cities of Morocco, we want to show our guests the unique cooking techniques and practices that the country is known for,” said Mohamed Osman, director of sales and marketing, Rosewood Jeddah.

Guests can enjoy the Moroccan dinner buffet for SR190 ($50) + 5 percent VAT per person, inclusive of water, soft drink and Moroccan tea. 

Rosewood Jeddah is situated on the Jeddah Corniche. It is within easy reach of key business, diplomatic, government and designer shopping districts.  The hotel features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. 

There are 101 guest rooms and 26 suites, a health and fitness center and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.


Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

Updated 25 March 2019
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Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting a two-week food festival offering a wide variety of products and culinary treats inspired by flavors from around the world.
Food Carnival 2019 was launched on Sunday at the LuLu Hypermarket Murabba branch in Riyadh and runs until April 6.
On offer are a number of special deals on food products and exciting in-store activities such as cooking competitions, live cooking demos, free sampling, quiz contests and gigantic displays of food.
LuLu has partnered with Almarai and Guinness World Records to offer customers a chance to be the next Guinness World Records title holder. Customers can make an attempt to break up to nine world records, such as the fastest time to drink a 250-ml quantity of milk through a straw or the fastest time to stack cheeses. The Guinness World Records events will be held on March 29 at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall, Riyadh; on March 30 at LuLu Mall Dammam; and on April 5 at LuLu Hypermarket, Marwah, Jeddah.
LuLu Director for Saudi Arabia Shehim Mohammed said: “LuLu has once again transformed into a culinary destination. This year, we have brought together a well-chosen product selection that will satisfy the lifestyle requirements of our customer base. This festival also celebrates the innovative spirit of our culinary talents with the support of top chefs in the country. People will have a chance to interact with celebrity chefs during the festival’s live cooking demonstrations. Super offers, such as product of the day, daily surprise, hourly offers, and so much more awaits our shoppers for the entire 14-day promotion.”