Katsuya by Starck made its foray into Qatar with the opening of their first restaurant in the region, at Villagio Mall that was highlighted with a special masterclass hosted for the media. The restaurant brand – a prodigious pairing of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck – continues to expand in the Middle East with the opening of its 3rd restaurant in the Middle East, in Qatar.
To honor the opening, Katsuya by Starck hosted “The Art of Japanese Sushi Making” masterclass, led by its in-house chef. The masterclass was attended by local media representatives and social media influencers who engaged in an interactive sushi-making session that combined classic techniques with Katusya by Starck’s iconic international twist.
“Katsuya prides itself on creating authentic dishes that cater to the international palate,” said Chef Mark Sorezo, Head Chef at Katsuya by Starck. “We wanted this masterclass to give our attendees an insight to the art of Japanese sushi making while introducing them to the tips and tricks that have made Katsuya the award-winning restaurant it is today.”
Offering a feast for the senses, the stylish 400 m2 sized Japanese restaurant seats 128 guests and is the result of the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck. With specialty cocktails, delectable Robata grills, unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors for the International palate.
“We are proud to bring Katsuya by Starck to food enthusiasts in Qatar, who will appreciate the exceptional food quality, high service and international dining experience,” said Devyn van Niekerk, Business Manager of Katsuya by Starck.
Since its 2006 brand launch in Los Angeles, Katsuya by Starck has developed a reputation for its superior design, ambiance, experience and cuisine. The menu features more than 180 selections and can be enjoyed at the newly extended area of Villaggio Mall. The mall’s Venetian styled interiors combined with an astonishing range of shopping, dining and entertainment venues make it a unique and unforgettable attraction in Qatar.