Qatar Museums’ (QM) IDAM by Alain Ducasse offered residents and visitors a taste of chocolate delicacies to mark International Chocolate Day in Doha on Sunday. The restaurant’s executive chef, Damien Leroux, also taught viewers how to make Chocolate Fondant on his Instagram page (@leroux.damien) as part of “celebrating one of the most delicious confections known to man: chocolate.”
“While we don't need a reason to enjoy this delight, why not discover some new favourite chocolate dishes,” QM told Culture Pass members.
QM noted that International Chocolate Day is celebrated on the same day as Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's, was born in 1857. Consumption of this magic bean goes as far back as 1900 BC and played a crucial role in Aztec and Mayan culture.
Two tasty opportunities were offered to enjoy indulgent chocolate patisserie. Available only yesterday (September 13) were the Chocolate Mille-feuille – the perfect celebration cake for a chocolate fan; and the Salon de The, a new afternoon tea offering where customers can select IDAM’s signature chocolate dessert as part of their menu.
The design of the IDAM Chocolate replicates the top floor of the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by renowned artist IM Pei.
IDAM is operated by IN-Q Enterprises, the commercial arm of QM. It works to enable QM to achieve its vision: to cultivate artists and creative networks, and promote and sustain the highest standards for community engagement, creativity, and enjoyment in Qatar and beyond.
Along with managing all food and beverage outlets at QM destinations, IN-Q also operates the museum gift shops which showcase many locally-inspired souvenirs and gifts.