Petal to plate: Obaya Lounge whips up dishes with the roses of Taif

Discover the rich culture and flavours of Saudi Arabia with Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh’s Taif Rose promotion…

Beautiful pink blooms popping up like parasols from the green gardens in the high mountains of Al Sarawat to the roadsides is the hallmark of springtime in the western Saudi city of Taif.

The Taif rose, also known as the Damask rose, is renowned for its delicate fragrance and bright colours. Handpicked at dawn when its aroma is most potent, Taif rose is highly prized for its use in culinary creations and is a symbol of luxury and sophistication.

Taif Rose promo Obaya Lounge

This is the season when showy displays of vibrant pink hues inspire you to take them into the kitchen and discover their boundless culinary charms. And that’s exactly what Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh is doing.

This month, the culinary team takes a deep dive into the world of the Taif roses. Inspired by its enchanting aroma, they have introduced a glorious menu that imaginatively captures the essence of Saudi Arabia’s culinary tradition.

The Taif Rose promotion, which is available exclusively at Obaya Lounge until Friday May 31, is a tribute to Saudi Arabia’s vibrant flavours and cultural richness.

A feast for the eyes and mouth

If you’re looking for a menu with a level of flair like no other, make a trip to Obaya Lounge for an exploration of floral flavours. Think warm goat cheese and Taif rose salad, and the tantalising Taif rose-infused beetroot velouté to start.

Taif Rose promo Obaya Lounge

For main courses, the enticing selection includes pan-fried tiger prawn and the Taif Rose and pistachio-crusted lamb loin, each infused with the delicate fragrance of Taif roses.

Complete your culinary journey with the indulgent hazelnut Gianduja opera, featuring rose jelly and a refreshing Taif rose sorbet.

Elie Khalife, executive sous chef at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, shares, “Each dish on the menu has been thoughtfully crafted to showcase the essence of Taif roses, offering guests a sensory journey like no other.”

Taif Rose Promotion, until May 31, Obaya Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh. Tel: 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh

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