Magnolia Bakery was all about sugar, sugar, and only sugar. I still remember their old menu when it only consisted of cakes, cupcakes, other assorted desserts, and beverages. It was always enough. I never asked for more.
However, I was happy when they finally started to expand their menu slowly with just basic breakfast and now they have a complete savory menu. Just like love. Don’t they say that you fall in love slowly then all at once?
Their menu now includes salads, biscuit sandwiches (A MUST TRY!!! TRUST ME! OK? OK? OK!), regular sandwiches, skillets, and pasta.
I recently attended an event for their new menu tasting and here are the items I loved:
Pulled Beef Biscuit:
This is by landslide my favorite dish. I don’t want to try anything else. Call me selfish; I don’t care. This is amazing. It is basically pulled beef in between two cheddar black pepper biscuits. Highly recommended!
Lemon Mint Fizz:
I always prefer ordering lemonade whenever I’m out for lunch. This ones is really well made. Not too sweet. Not too sour. Just perfect. Very refreshing. This will be my go to drink during Doha’s hot summer days.
Penne Milano (It is actually Fettuccine on their menu):
This is a good one as well. Served with creamy sauce, herb grilled chicken, and sun dried tomatoes. The thing with pasta is that it is either very salty or served sans salt. Both cases are annoying as hell. However, this one tasted just en point. Another recommended dish.
Magnolia Desserts don’t need a review. I mean, come on. How thick would I be if I did that. I will just share the photo below and leave you drooling on your shirt. Maybe on your pillow tonight if you were lucky enough to dream of Magnolia Bakery!
Next time, from their new menu I’ll be trying the Torta Espanola, Bacon & Onion Nola Pie, and the Apple Dutch Baby. Of course, while sitting at their outdoor seating at their Mall of Qatar Branch.