Mindful and healthy menu curated by Michelin-starred chef and marathon runner, Tom Aikens
14, June 2022 – Doha, Qatar: The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is now home to an exquisite culinary and dining experience at the NAUA Restaurant. With its name being derived from the Arabic word meaning ‘nucleus of the seed,’ NAUA promotes mindful, healthy eating through dishes that are made from high-quality and seasonal ingredients.
Operated by JW Marriott, with dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, NAUA is set to become Doha’s premier destination for diners who seek the ultimate fusion of healthy living and gourmet food.
Abdullah Al Mulla, Director of QOSM stated, “As a museum dedicated to nurturing and supporting an active lifestyle, we are pleased to offer healthy and mindful eating options with the opening of NAUA to all those who live in and visit Qatar. Access to and knowledge about what constitutes a balanced diet is just as important to a healthy lifestyle as activity levels and we hope a focus on mindful consumption continues to grow among our community.”
The restaurant is the latest addition to the museum’s ethos and vision of embracing the importance of a well-balanced diet to achieve a healthy and active life – a focus of the museum’s interactive exhibits.
NAUA prides itself on offering ethically and health-conscious food, with produce that is sourced from local and global suppliers and most importantly. Guests will dine in a place of calm ambience, encapsulated in a unique setting with menus showcasing the connection between nature, the important of nutrition and experiential cooking.
Tom Aikens, The Michelin-starred Consultant Chef said, “Health and fitness has always been a huge part of my own lifestyle and I am delighted to partner with the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum on a venture to combine health with taste, showcasing exquisite, health-focused menus. My mission is to destigmatise the opinions around healthy food being uninteresting and tasteless, when in fact, it can be exciting, indulgent and delicious, whilst being beneficial to your health and wellbeing.”
Esra Parin, General Manager, JW Marriott Marquis said: “We are delighted to partner with Qatar Museums to launch NAUA by Michelin-starred Chef Tom Aikens at the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. Tom’s expertise and culinary philosophy align with the JW Marriott brand and we are excited about creating unique dining experiences for food aficionados in Qatar. We look forward to a successful collaboration for years to come.”
JW Marriott is known for operating popular restaurants in Doha with dining experiences that span cultures and cuisines. The addition of NAUA by the brand further strengthens its relationship and base in Qatar’s flourishing dining scene.
“We are honored to be associated with Chef Tom Aikens and Qatar Museums in this new culinary adventure. NAUA is a great addition to our existing portfolio of dining destinations at JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. Together with the culinary team, I am thrilled to work alongside Tom in curating a unique experience in the dining scene of Qatar,” stated Cluster General Manager of JW Marriott, Rick Enders.