Fans of traditional Saudi cuisine can enjoy an array of authentic local dishes from accomplished female Saudi chef, Ward Tami, at the newly opened voco® Riyadh in the heart of the capital.
Every Tuesday, “Saudi Evening” takes place at the Horizon restaurant between 6.30pm and 11pm, with guests invited to experience the most popular Saudi dishes including a selection of Arab salads, appetizers and sweets, seasoned with original flavours reflecting internationally-trained Ward Tamim’s in-depth knowledge of the authentic local cuisine.
The menu aims to reflect the depth, heritage and diversity of Saudi Arabia with dishes belonging to various regions of the KSA. They include: Gorsan, Girish, Bukhari rice, Kabsa, Al Harees Al Haili, Marquq, Hail Kebbeh, Al Hanini and more.
The 5-star voco® Riyadh, the first voco® hotel in Saudi Arabia’s capital city was opened in November by leading hotel company IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) in partnership with KSA-based developer Wasata Al Wosta Real Estate Co.
The flagship voco® hotel in the Kingdom offers guests a choice of 438 rooms and suites, each equipped with HD LED TVs and high-speed WiFi. The hotel also boasts a bridal suite and connecting family rooms available on request. Guests driving to voco® Riyadh will benefit from ample parking, with 400 underground spaces available.
M. Allaf, Area General Manager – IHG and voco® Riyadh said: “We came up with the idea of allocating every Tuesday night at Horizon Restaurant to Saudi food in response to the request of many visitors and hotel guests. They all expressed an interest in – and love for – the Saudi kitchen, because of the diversity of flavours and dishes.
“Saudi Chef Ward Tamim provides an exceptional dining experience, especially with her use of fresh and natural ingredients. You will be inspired by the variety of food from all different regions of KSA and I would encourage everyone to come and visit Horizon on Tuesdays to experience the Saudi heritage and culture in an atmosphere filled with Arabic originality.
voco® Riyadh provides free parking for all diners, in addition to a special offer of a 50% discount for children between 6-11 years and free entry for children under six years old.
Located on King Fahad Road and just 30 minutes from the King Khaled International Airport, voco®® Riyadh is close to the city’s key commercial areas, business zones and landmarks including Kingdom Tower and the Embassy District.
A range of dining options offering regional and international cuisines will be served at the property’s restaurants which include Indian, Italian, Lebanese, as well as an international all-day dining restaurant to cater to guests, in addition to the Cabana Pool Bar and Rotunda Lounge. Business travellers can use an array of 22 meeting rooms at voco® Riyadh, that can easily cater to a wide range of events and conferences. The hotel also features a large ballroom which can accomodate more than 1200 delegates.