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Toro Toro opens at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Toro Toro opens at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Doha, 8 June 2015 – Toro Toro, the popular and much awaited Pan Latin American restaurant by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, has opened its doors in Qatar. Located in the gardens of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl- Doha, the new hotspot is an exciting concept in Doha’s booming culinary scene,priding itself on offering guests a contemporary take on tastes from the Latin America region including; Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

Located on the private island of Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar, the unique venue offers phenomenal views over Qanat Quartier and the Arabian Gulf with inside and outside dining on the terraces. The sultryinterior pays homage to the fires of the traditional Churrasco grill with accents of burnt orange on dark charcoal walls and animal motifs, textured natural sculptures and leather furniture running throughout. Doha’s newest hotspot offers 156 seating in the ground floor restaurant and 185 in the upstairs lounge, including the outdoor seating.

Toro Toro, is the first restaurant of its kind in Qatar. As one of the most successful and growing concepts of the internationally renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, a refined take on the traditional Churrasco grill is at the heart of the Toro Toro menu featuring only the finest meats, poultry and seafood. Highly skilled passadores prepare premium cuts of meat at the table before perfectly slicing the meat onto sizzling hot plates, ready to enjoy.

Richard Sandoval, owner of Toro Toro restaurants, said: "Latin American food is more than a meal, it’s an event. Toro Toro embraces this concept offering new flavours on a diverse menu encouraging diners to sample a range of exotic and delicious dishes, each bursting with exciting flavours. As we open our doors to guests we are confident it will become the chosen foodie destination in Qatar offering a vibrant atmosphere and full Latin experience."

Bojan Petrovic has been appointed Executive Chef and will oversee operations in Toro Toro Doha. Petrovic has several years’ experience at Sandoval’s Toro Gastro Latin Bar in Belgrade, Serbia. Doha is the fourthcity to welcome a Toro Toro restaurant following Dubai, Miami and Washington, D.C.

About Toro Toro:

Toro Toro is a creative blend of Pan Latin culinary styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval artfully spins South and Central American ingredients into small plates, ideal for sharing. The vibrant décor of Toro Toro fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, providing the perfect setting to savor Chef Richard Sandoval's acclaimed cuisine. In less than four years, the innovative brand expanded from the UAE to America, Serbia, China, Japan, and Qatar together with its by-concept Toro Latin Gastro Bar and in each of those destinations it plays an important role in the gastronomic scene.

About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city's new premier destination, located on its own secluded island, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites offering unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sqft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yachts jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sqm tranquil Spa by Clarinsfeatures 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.

As one of the truly most inspiring hotels in the region, Marsa Malaz Kempinski offers bespoke dining and entertainment options for visitors and guests across 11 food and beverage outlets – an unprecedented number in Qatar. A selection of six different types of restaurants serving an array of cuisines includes Levant-inspired recipes at Al Sufra, traditional Spanish cuisine in El Faro, a blend of European and Mediterranean flavours from Sawa, as well as Pan Latin dining from Toro Toro, redefining Italian cuisine in AnticaPesa and Japanese fine-dining in Nozomi. In addition, there are two cafés, al fresco pool-side dining, a sophisticated lounge and an unparalleled rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.

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Media Contacts:

Nikolaos Foskolos • Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar

Tel +974 4035 5555

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