Dani García takes “The Art of Tuna” to Lobito de Mar in Doha

A unique tuna cutting ceremony in Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s Palazzo Ballroom under the title “The Art of Tuna” presented an educational and entertaining experience on Monday.

The culinary event was organized by the restaurant Lobito de Mar where the famous chef from Málaga, Dani García, paid special tribute to the most emblematic delicacy of southern Spain: bluefin tuna.

The culinary event represented an ode to exquisite Spanish delicacy and took place in a unique display of art and tradition in front of a huge crowd that included the Spanish and Italian Ambassadors.
Chef Dani Garcia presented the program in collaboration with the Balfegó Group, leading experts in catching, feeding, studying and selling bluefin tuna on the international market.
The ceremony began with a Kaitai experience. It is an ancestral tradition that the group learned from Japanese masters and which consists of precisely butchering a bluefin tuna, in this case weighing 172 kg.
One of Balfego’s representatives, Youssef Meski, explained the characteristics of each piece and the rarities of the species, and two of the main parts of the fish were sampled: marrow and backbone meat.
During the event, there was a live demonstration of the traditional method of breaking down tuna into different cuts. As a proud Bluefin Tuna Ambassador, Chef Dani gave a live masterclass preparing various dishes using the different cuts of tuna. This includes a porterhouse tuna carpaccio with fried eggs, the tuna belly and loin duo with a citrus pipirrana salad, and the salt-roasted neck with Boston lettuce. This was followed by a special drink specially made to complement the popular flavors.
This experience was part of an initiative by the Dani García Group to bring this show of tradition and craftsmanship to some of its main venues, both in Spain and abroad. Thus, throughout the month of May, Hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella, Dani Brasserie of the Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, BiBo Beach House in Tarifa and Lobito de Mar in Doha will participate in this entertaining event.
Located in the luxurious gardens of the island of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl, Lobito de Mar is much more than just a restaurant. With an offering based on the flavors and dishes that chef Dani García knew as a child, the promise is to provide the best Mediterranean cuisine in Doha.
The opening of Lobito de Mar in Doha in March marked the first Lobito de Mar venue to open outside of Spain. It is a restaurant that is inspired by the most popular and representative dishes and products of the traditional cuisine of southern Spain, where the quality of the products is always the star.
Lobito de Mar joins BiBo Doha, located in the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in the resort town of Al Gassar, as part of the restaurant portfolio that brings the world of Dani García to the Qatari capital.
With a laid-back vibe and innovative approach, the Dani García Group was born out of a forward-thinking vision, a love of good food, a refined sense of good taste and a range of other shared passions. by Dani García and his partners, Laura and Javier Gutierrez.