Nature is one of life’s greatest gifts. Just feast your eyes on any part of earth’s natural bounty, and you’ll find a complementary work of art. Witness a rain drop falling from a leaf onto the ground, or pause for the moment where a single rose blossoms and stretches itself in the sun. Take a moment to appreciate the crisp lines in the angles of the stretching peaks and the circles that are repetitive on the beach as the sun sets.
With beauty surrounding us through things we see every day (and somehow take advantage of!) it’s no wonder that beauty becomes a part of what we do regularly. We try to imitate the natural beauty we’re blessed with in everything, even when it comes to marketable practices. Beauty is always seen in final polish – respecting its aesthetic principle – but is also engrained in intention. Kuwait’s restaurant industry, for example, takes this ethos and appreciation and implements it heavily into its restaurant industry.
Kuwait’s restaurants are renowned for paying attention to the little details, and as a result, many receive high praise for breathtaking ambiances creating an unforgettable experience. A classic example in our books, is Hatay Sofrasi – an original concept that emulates earthiness and nature in its décor and ethos.
Hatay Sofrasi was designed to take you to simpler times filled with no muss, no fuss and lots of tradition. As a result, recreating the authentic Ottoman experience from the Hatay region of Turkey meant using natural elements that treat your senses into an overload of sound, sight, touch, taste and smell.
How, you may ask? Take Hatay’s fresh interior and exterior floorplans – upon walking into the restaurant, your ears are greeted by the soothing sound of water gracefully babbling onto the edge of a rock fountain.
Your eyes are warmed by the sight of rustic touches that act as a nod to the ancient practices the Turks use when crafting traditional cuisine – from the authentic well housing tangy, cold, laban ayran, to the flames still burning atop the jarra clay jar filled with a generous, bubbling portion of homemade beef stew, and the satisfaction of rock salt cracking open to produce a perfectly cooked chicken. Naturally, with such seductive pleasures to the senses, comes the tanginess, freshness and smokiness that fresh ingredients and cooking methods deliver.
But the most natural of all elements that highlights the beauty, art of life and sensory overload provided by Hatay Sofrasi is the company. Hatay is a place that brings people together, regardless of the occasion.
Whether you’re visiting to celebrate a formal affair, or just taking a moment to share a warm meal among friends and family, the art of community is valued at Hatay and it serves as the perfect venue to bring people to bond.
So next time you visit Hatay, take a moment to appreciate the little things in life. Remember that nature is our greatest gift, and gives us all the tools to heighten our senses – from taking in soothing sights and sounds, to tasting delicious views, to the cozy closeness of sharing all of it with someone you love.
Hatay Sofrasi is located in Murouj off sixth Ring Road, and will soon be opening in The Avenues. Follow them on Instagram @hataysofrasi_kw. Hatay is also available on Talabat Go! Order from them today and enjoy your Turkish experience at home with the click of a button.