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Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has created a host of exclusive offers to commemorate the Holy Month of Ramadan, including a tantalizing Iftar buffet with a signature show-cooking chocolate station, a special room package to enjoy throughout the season, and a Garangao celebration to remember for children.
This Ramadan, Al Bustan Palace gives a sweet twist to one of the most renowned Iftar buffet in town, with a delectable chocolate-themed station showcased during Iftar at Al Khiran Terrace throughout the season. Chef Joergen Sodemann and his culinary teams have partnered with Salma’s Chocolates, an Omani label emerged out of the passion and talent of two creative minds, Salma and Aisha, who produce some of the finest handmade chocolate creations in Muscat. The two entrepreneurs, voted best SME in the Gulf countries in 2015, find their inspiration in local products and flavours to create their delicious treats available at their Muscat showroom.
This season, the talented ladies have imagined three delectable chocolate creations exclusively for guests of Al Bustan Palace. Mouth-bursting espresso shots (bite-sized chocolates filled with espresso caramel heart), coconut white chocolates or date caramel truffles will be offered on the Iftar buffet at Al Khiran Terrace, offering an innovative take on the traditional fast breaking ritual. The live-cooking chocolate station will also offer Ramadan juices and smoothies revisited by Salma’s chocolates, as well as succulent signature ice creams with Salma’s toppings including innovative flavours such as rose water caramel or date syrup, each evening during Iftar.
The culinary teams at Al Bustan Palace have created a mouthwatering selection of dishes to offer families an Iftar buffet to remember. Live cooking stations will feature Ramadan favorites such as Shawarma, Manakish or Lamb Ouzi; the all times favorite Arabic Mezze corner will delight all palates, alongside some refreshing, colorful displays of salads and cold dishes, while seafood lovers will delight in the baked whole Hammour. Adults and children alike will succumb to the sweet temptation of the traditional Arabic sweets, Um Ali and the exquisite Salma’s chocolate station to conclude the feast.
Sohour will be served in the spectacular Ramadan Tent in the gardens of Al Bustan Palace, with a-la-carte suggestions and selections of shisha to extend the night to the sound of the kanoun players, until dawn.
The students of the Al Bustan Culinary Academy will launch the Ramadan celebrations on June 2 as they take part in a culinary challenge and compete to showcase their cooking skills. The students, currently in their second year of practice in the kitchens of Al Bustan Palace under supervision of Executive Chef Joergen Sodemann,, will team up to create their version of a local-inspired Molton Chocolate Cake with homemade ice cream. The competition will be judged by Salma’s Chocolates experts, Salma and Aisha themselves. The winning recipe will be added to the Iftar buffet each night during Ramadan to delight guests and visitors at Al Bustan Palace.
Children are also part of this holy season and will be invited to attend a memorable Garangao evening, traditionally organized on the 14th day of Ramadan in celebration of their efforts in fasting throughout the holy month. Al Khiran Terrace will host an entertaining night for children, including games, a parade and many delights for children. Additionally, The Ritz Kids team will be at hand throughout the summer to entertain the little ones, with activities such as henna painting, arts & craft and watersports, offered to children of all ages.
A sumptuous Eid-Al-Fitr buffet will welcome families at Al Khiran Terrace on the second day of Eid, to mark the end of the holy month. Families will celebrate a blessed Eid Al Fitr around a grand buffet of Arabic and International specialties in a festive ambience.
For families willing to experience summer at Al Bustan Palace, a summer package is available with an exclusive “Stay 3, Pay 2” offer, including three overnights in a luxurious room or suite, complimentary wifi, and exclusive savings on the hotel restaurants and spa treatments.
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