Four Seasons Riyadh hosts chocolate exhibition

The ‘World of Chocolate’ promotion will be offered daily with an inspired menu until midnight at the Lobby Lounge.
Updated 13 January 2019
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Four Seasons Riyadh hosts chocolate exhibition

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh is inviting guests to experience a selection of chocolate desserts at the Lobby Lounge.
The chocolate delicacies are made with the “finest South American and African cocoa and the best ingredients and quality to create a wide variety of scrumptious tastes” for the “World of Chocolates” exhibition.
Executive Chef Ahmed Fawzy and the culinary pastry team will thrill guests with a variety of sweet treats sure to impress any chocolate connoisseur.
“Spend an afternoon sipping on hot chocolate, treat yourself to indulgent chocolate varieties such as: Chocolate and date fondant, bonbon salted caramel, Caribbean ‘Churchill Cigar,’ chocolate café supreme, macaroons and s’mores, and unwind with a delicious lounge special for this month made especially for gourmands,” the hotel said in a press release.
Chef Fawzy said: “At Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, we are keen to bring unique and distinctive culinary experiences ... The chocolate promotion will also be widely admired by local guests for its exquisite ambience with special chocolate treats that will engulf guests in their taste and carry them on a wave of pure bliss.”
The “World of Chocolate” promotion will be offered daily with an inspired menu until midnight at the Lobby Lounge.
“Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh continues to constantly distinguish itself by offering a blend of diverse cultural experiences prepared by the most talented international chefs,” the hotel said.


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019
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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.