Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya Launches Dedicated Plant-Based Menus at Signature Restaurants Created By Matthew Kenney Cuisine and KBW Ventures

September 20, 2021

Discerning diners visiting Sintoho and Dai Forni at their stylish rooftop locations now have the opportunity to order from a thoughtfully curated plant-based menu, in addition to all their usual favourite dishes at the property’s signature outlets at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya. From September 1, the Hotel proudly becomes the latest partner of the Folia concept to showcase a menu of progressive plant-based cuisine that provides health-conscious patrons a range of clean, green, yet delicious menu options.

Folia, meaning “from the leaves” in Latin, was developed exclusively for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and is the product of a partnership between internationally acclaimed chef Matthew Kenney and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud’s KBW Ventures. Folia’s mission is to carry a vibrancy of flavour-profile and presentation to the plate using plant-based ingredients for starters, mains, and desserts courses.

Founder and CEO of KBW Ventures, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

Dai Forni’s unwavering commitment to delivering “true-to-concept” Italian fine-dining carries through with its stellar arrangement of plant-based options under the Folia menu partnership.  Chef Kenney presents an authentically Sicilian ‘Eggplant Caponata’ with raisins, pine nuts and capers as one example of starter. A well-balanced range of main courses includes ‘Cauliflower Pizzaola’, bursting with flavour courtesy of charred cauliflower, roasted chickpeas and pizzaola sauce made with the freshest vine-fresh tomatoes, herbs and extra virgin olive oil.

Sintoho has steadily developed renown amongst Kuwait’s sophisticated dining scene, becoming the go-to spot for a feast of Asian flavours in the most convivial of surroundings at its 21st floor rooftop location. Folia conveys the spirit of Sintoho’s concept through menu offerings like ‘Spicy Soba Noodles’, which bursts with flavours and balance, skilfully utilising young papaya and a peanut sauce in the recipe. And Folia contributes to an already impressive array of Sintoho desserts with examples such as ‘Raw Banana Cream Pie’ with coconut cream.

Uncompromising in its approach, Folia is a dining experience created by the renowned Chef Kenney, founder of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, an integrated, California-based lifestyle company that is widely regarded as a pioneer in the culinary art and wellness space both in the United States and internationally. Kuwait City becomes the latest destination to offer Kenney’s Folia menu and follows successful roll-outs at Four Seasons properties in Los Angeles, Dubai and Bahrain.

Folia’s Raw Banana Cream Pie’ with coconut cream at Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya

And the partnership has delighted the Hotel’s General Manager, Didier Jardin. A veteran hospitality professional who himself began his career journey within the culinary domain, Jardin is all too aware of the need to evolve the offerings of the restaurants under his guardianship at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait.

“I am excited to be launching these outstanding plant-based menus because it sends such a positive signal to our much-valued diners,” says Jardin, who has been the General Manager of the property since its opening in 2017. “We have the privileged position of operating restaurants in a part of the world where our clientele is sophisticated and very aware of new trends in the dining industry, so it gives me great pride knowing that we are evolving our product to meet changing needs of our much-valued guests,” he explains.

“KBW Ventures is thrilled to see Folia so heartily welcomed by Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait, after the menu’s warm reception in neighboring UAE and Bahrain,” said HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and CEO of KBW Ventures, remarking on the launch.

“The fourth Four Seasons property to present Folia, I’m especially pleased to see another GCC country partner up to present this delicious and healthy dining experience. Folia allows guests to choose the highest quality options in mindful dining out; we’re looking forward to seeing the social media activity from people in Kuwait City experiencing flavourful and hearty plant-based cuisine created by Chef Kenney,” Prince Khaled added.

“The Folia concept for Four Seasons is an incredibly exciting moment in the transition to a more sustainable future,” said Matthew Kenney of Folia’s presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait. “Creating menus that are seamlessly interwoven into the fine-dining that already exists at the property is a project that we enjoy, and to be working with the team in Kuwait is a dream come true,” Chef Kenney concluded.

Chef Matthew Kenney

Supporting the launch of Folia’s newest home at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait will be an array of opportunities to engage the city’s knowledgeable dining community in experiencing the Folia menu with fun and interactive events in the coming weeks and months.

Sintoho and Dai Forni are situated on the 21st Floor of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya.

For more information or to make a reservation, call or WhatsApp 2200-6000 or email [email protected]

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