Newly opened Midar restaurant is set to become Kuwait’s premium seafood restaurant

Newly opened Midar restaurant is set to become Kuwait’s premium seafood restaurant

Located in The Avenues, Kuwait City, Midar offers a sophisticated yet nostalgic seafood experience that draws inspiration from Kuwait’s golden era of the 1960s and 1970s, a time of prosperity in design and culture.

The ocean plays a key influence in Midar’s design, with patterns emulating fish scales carved into the marble, oxidized fishing nets adorning the ceiling, vintage brass detail and walls blanketed with sanded textures that create a bright, welcoming space. Inspired by Kuwait’s desert origin and its brute urban landscape, raw earthy hues have been used on surfaces with traditional breeze blocks on the ceiling that is key to the local heritage. Pottery by local artisans, sundried plants and vintage treasures are showcased throughout the venue.

Midar’s menu, developed by Basil Al Salem and the culinary team, focuses on authentic Kuwaiti-style cuisine and fish sourced from local fishermen and prepared the authentic and traditional Kuwaiti way.

Gastronomica founder and CEO, Basil Al-Salem, stated: “Midar is a tribute to Kuwait’s golden era, an age of prosperity and simplicity. With this venue, we aim to revive joy and familiarity that is at the core of every memorable experience.”

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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