Monday, August 29, 2011

Iftar Dinner on the Pearl

We just got back from enjoying another Iftar meal here in Doha. Tonight we went with our good friend, Amir, and we dined at the yummy Pampano Restaurant on the Pearl. It was a tasty set meal where you shared the appetizers and sides and you got to choose between grilled meat or fish for your entree and then you got to choose a tasty dessert.

For those that do not know an Iftar Meal is the evening meal when the Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. It is to start at sundown and it usually is a buffet or shared meal style and shared as a community. Traditionally you start the meal with a date. There are special Ramadan juices as well, I tried the Apricot.

It was a wonderful evening getting to have Amir meet Xavier for the first time. He was so good with him and it always brings a smile to my face to watch someone get a smile from being near Xavier. Xavier took to Amir and was a great little boy in the restaurant. We are very lucky for such an easy going baby when we are out and about here. I hope this trend keeps up as he grows up. He was also a hit with all the ladies in the restaurant, I thought it was interesting that they all thought he was huge for being six weeks old. I don't know if that is true but he is a cutie.

Thanks for coming out with us Amir and we look forward to many more times out together!

On a small side note, one of the many things I miss about being away from home are changing tables. I have only found two attached to the wall here (one in Toy-R-Us and the Marriott Hotel) and then one of the restrooms at the City Centre Mall has a small counter that just looks like a large place by a sink. But for the most part I am changing our little monkey on the floor or on top of the toilets since they almost always have lids.