//In collaboration with Intercontinental Doha The City//
I had heard that Prime steakhouse at Intercontinental Doha The City was THE steakhouse in town and I was very curious to dine there.
While in Doha, we were invited to Prime´s kitchen to see how a steak is prepared.
Kids, as well as Sanne and I were excited to go and learn.
We adults got chef uniforms and the little chefs were proudly wearing their chef hats; we at least looked very professional!
Since both of my kids are very active and love to run around, I needed to remind them about the heat in the kitchen. The danger of sharp knives and the lack of space to do any running or hide and seek. While in the kitchen and by the stove, they were both listening the Chef so keen and asking many questions that I did not have to repeat myself, pheeew.
Even Rine, the 6 -year-old does not eat meat very often, hardly ever, she anyhow paid attention to the oil and the herbs that the Chef was using for marinating. We have reduced our meat consumption during the past years to focus more on quality than quantity. Both kids eat minced meat with pasta bolognese and occasionally chicken, but meat is no longer weekly in our menu. Anyhow, having a good steak every now and then can be delicious.
Naturally the curious mind (Rine) asked many questions about the other ingredients used in the kitchen and wanted to know what the Chef had hidden in his drawers, why were there so many different containers and jars etc., etc.? The Chef kept answering to her and a few times it looked like he would break out in laughter. One of the most interesting thing for the kids in the kitchen was the super size pepper mill; it was about the size of little Stine. How many pepper grains can one mill like that contain?
During our cooking class, we learnt for example about how to know the doneness of meat using a “finger test”. When pushing with a finger on a relaxed hand on the fleshy area between the thumb and the base of the palm tells and comparing the steak and your hand, you feel if the steak is rare, medium or well done. For example a rare steak feels the same when you touch your index finger and thumb together and you push gently your finger to the fleshy area.
How was the steak? It was melting in my mouth, I like my steak medium or medium rare and this was exactly what I received at the cooking class.
That evening, while I was preparing myself in our hotel room prior to the dinner at Prime, Stine had fallen asleep. The day had been exciting for her; first a tour to Purple Island, then brunch at Hwang and after that a cooking class, she was knackered. I decided to stay with her in the room and Rine followed Sanne to Prime, she had ordered herself a fruit salad with ice cream, those kind of dinners are allowed when mum is not around. 😀
For me the evening was calm and cosy; I was watching tv and enjoying myself with the in-room dining entrecote from Prime. Probably the most tender entrecote I have ever tasted, I had time to enjoy and was not hurrying anywhere, perfect kind of steak night.