April 28, 2021
It’s worth seating oneself in a comfortable niche below a cherry blossom and taking a moment to truly admire the lavish iftar set up at The Courtyard in Sheraton Oman. From delicately strung lanterns to tasteful centerpieces, the place comes alive with warmth as cheerful servers come by with the customary laban, dates and kahwa in time for the breaking of the fast.
With the distinct aroma of freshly prepared dishes lingering in the air, the iftar spread offers something for everyone. To build up your appetite, start from the dedicated counters that serve the freshest salads, hot and cold mezze. Fresh from the pan, an assortment of crispy starters is something that is bound to beckon you. From vegetarian delights to a live shawarma station and a fine selection of fresh skewers grilled to perfection, the buffet has a variety of Arabic specialties and international cuisines to satiate every taste bud. All prepared with the chef’s own twist, each item is a burst of flavors that’ll make you want to help yourself to yet another serving. Wash it down with a fresh laban or indulge in the traditional drinks like the Tamar Hindi and Qamar El Deen and get ready to dive into the dessert section.
The desserts are more than just appealing to the eyes; they taste just as good. A 50 kg pure chocolate edible arrangement in the signature Ramadan crescent, lantern and kahwa jug pay tribute to the theme of the evening adding the personalized touch to a long table of an assortment of cakes, mousses, truffles and a variety of Arabic sweets including favorites such as the famed Um Ali. The highlight is definitely the traditional sweet dumplings that are fried on the spot and served sizzling hot.
With the perfect ambient music cheering you on to enjoy the lavish spread, the iftar buffet at Sheraton has been a favorite amongst those who like to indulge in a hearty iftar meal. Hosted daily at the Courtyard during the holy month of Ramadan from sunset to 8.30 PM, it is priced at OMR 15 per person.