French Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé and plant-based food Chef Matthew Kenney to offer multi-course menus at Al Murabaa Riyadh Season…

Riyadh Season 2 is set to become an exceptional dining destination, featuring more than 200 restaurants and 70 cafes across 14 zones around the city.

Some of the highlights include international concepts, globally celebrated chefs, local favourites, and plant-powered cuisine.

Pierre Herme & Matthew Kenney

To top it all off, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre – the official hospitality provider for the festival – will present exciting international culinary experiences at the Al Murabaa fine dining area.

Here’s why you should check out the Al Murabaa zone during the two-month entertainment and cultural festival.

1. Lots of sweet treats and artistic presentations from Chef Pierre Hermé

Nicknamed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue and hailed as the World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy in 2016, Chef Pierre Hermé’s collaboration with Four Seasons will see a wide selection of dessert items available for festival-goers to enjoy.


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Look forward to pastries, madeleines, pound cakes, chocolates, confections, ice cream and sorbets. What’s more, don’t miss out on the macarons, available in a wide array of flavours and hues – from the blushing pink “Ispahan” with sweet rose cream, litchi and fresh raspberry to the tawny “Mogador” with milk chocolate ganache and passion fruit purée.

Al Murabaa Fine Dining Area, Oct 24 to Dec 8, daily 6pm to 2am. For bookings, visit

2. Celebrated Chef Matthew Kenney will share a plant-based lifestyle through approachable cuisine

Two leading lights in the global vegan scene, Saudi Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed and Chef Matthew Kenney, have teamed up to launch “Folia” multi-course plant-based menus for Riyadh Season 2.


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Using local Saudi ingredients, Chef Kenney embraces the concept that the future of food is plant-based and elevates healthy dining in contemporary design and architecture settings, aiming to bring plant-based cuisine into the mainstream.

For the Four Seasons dining experience at Riyadh Season’s Al Murabaa zone, Chef Kenney will offer two six-course menus highlighting bright and colourful creations featuring kelp noodles and pistachio pesto.

Al Murabaa Fine Dining Area, Oct 24 to Dec 8, daily 6pm to 2am. For bookings, visit

3. Culinary offerings aside, you’re also able to enjoy fine arts

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From palate to palette, festival-goers are also able to explore the National Museum at night, bringing you on a journey through Saudi Arabia.

History enthusiasts will revel in the exhibits at the museum’s eight halls, where you’ll find everything from Neolithic rock art to replicas of the buildings of old Jeddah, as well as transporting visitors on a magically interactive tour of the ages.

Al Murabaa Square, National Museum Park, 2582 Ad Dalam, Al Murabba, Riyadh.