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Pino Lavarra

Embracing multi-cultural flavours and tastes

Pino Lavarro, Executive Chef for Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha and Retail Product Creator for the resort’s signature restaurant Deli Kitchen.

Pino Lavarra is a Michelin-starred, multi-award winning celebrity chef and cookbook author who has collaborated with some of the world’s most celebrated hotels and restaurants across Europe and Asia. Throughout his career, Chef Lavarra has been noted for his devotion to natural produce.

At the opulent Al Messila Resort & Spa, Chef Lavarra oversees the operations of the culinary experiences with a specific focus on the signature restaurant Deli Kitchen. Throughout the property, Chef Lavarra ensures matchless sustainability and responsibility, while creating a new approach to international agricultural and healthy dining and discovery.

Pino Lavarra
Pino Lavarra

The Qatari cuisine is incredibly attractive

Pino Lavarra
Pino Lavarra Executive Chef

Chef Lavarra is also the creator and promoter of Al Messila’s unique “Chef in a Villa” offering. He personally designs menus and dining experiences for private gatherings and events in the resort’s luxury villas. Pino Lavarra joined the unrivaled Doha dining destination direct from The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, where he was Director of the multi-award-winning Tosca restaurant, as he lead it into the Michelin star realm.

The Chef presents

Pino Lavarra

Signature Dish

"Being a chef, I am always enthralled by new dishes and tastes, and the Madrouba was one of the first I have tried once I moved to Qatar. I have been instantly fascinated by the bold and warm flavors that make it a real delicacy to my palate. As my curiosity was sparked, I have liaised with a local Qatari chef who unveiled the traditional recipe's secrets. At that point, I have amazingly discovered that the creamy blend of Jareesh was made out of 17 different spices carefully sourced and accurately measured to become that one-of-a-kind intense blend.

While working on my own peculiar reinterpretation of such a precious traditional recipe, I personally went to the Souq in a quest for the 17 different spices needed. The final result is a version of the original Madrouba that blooms out of its ancient flavors topped up with small bites of chicken re-proposed with different cooking techniques. A joy for the eye but definitely emotion for the palate."

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Nestled between the desert and the vibrant city center, Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha, welcomes guests to spend their days immersed in a luxurious oasis. With rooms and suites that accommodate all needs and offer a true essence of home, a unique Al Messila Spa that introduces a new perspective on holistic wellbeing, and restaurants that will excite your taste buds, Al Messila Resort & Spa is a haven for travelers.

How to get there?

  • Located 15 minutes from West Bay, the city center of Doha, Al Messila Resort & Spa is also only 10 km from the Museum of Islamic Art and Qatar's National Museum.

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