Thu, 04 November 2021
Good company, a picturesque location and great food make for a spectacular time out on the town. With this in mind, we bring you some of the best dining options for you and your loved ones to enjoy this November.
AN AUTHENTIC BEDOUIN ARABIC FEAST
The latest pop-up restaurant concept, Ammuri, is an exciting addition showcasing Middle Eastern specialities at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. Translating to a female Arabic name that means ‘radiant’, this dining spot is led by the hotel’s Oriental Chef de Cuisine, Hanan Osman, who has proved to be a key player in the kitchen while handling large-scale culinary operations for the hotel.
The new pop-up restaurant will run from October 13 – December 1. Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6pm to 11 pm. It will offer Egyptian, Moroccan and locally-inspired dishes that highlight an ensemble of regional flavours. Tagine, Machboos and Couscous will be amongst the signature dishes, along with Moroccan dessert and a rose petal sorbet to complete a beautiful meal.
Set against the backdrop of the sparkling Arabian Gulf, Ammuri’s ambiance encapsulates the Middle Eastern culture and the genuine warmth of Arabic hospitality. Adorned with pendant lights, beautiful fabric patterns, and a splendid table set up, Ammuri will be a sight to behold for diners.
Call 17 586-499.
SAVOUR THE FRESHEST CATCH
Al Waha Restaurant at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain, offers a delectable Seafood Night every Thursday. Dig in to the most divine flavours from the deep blue as you enjoy a range of the freshest catches – from locally available fish for familiarly comforting flavours to more unique delicacies, the memory of which will have your mouth watering long after your meal.
The meal is priced at BD29 per person with free-flowing grape, or BD23 per person, inclusive of soft beverages.
Call 17 713-000.
A TASTE OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Guest pastry chef Florent Margaillan, from The Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France, is at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay to showcase his special pastries at Bay View, from Tuesday, November 23 – Monday, December 6. His remarkable gastronomic creations can be enjoyed from noon to 9pm, for BD26.500 for 2 persons for afternoon tea, or BD31, inclusive of a crafted mocktail. The French chef doesn’t need to look far for inspiration at his home in the French Riviera. He says, “The views and the gardens here are so beautiful, and the town has real elegance and charm. I try to relate all of those things through my creations which I look forward to offering in Bahrain.” Though particularly fond of citrus, he works with anything seasonal – apricots in summer, apples and peaches in early fall, and so on – playing off the pure flavour as well as the actual shape of the ingredient, the exceptionality of which defines his culinary success. Book a table to ensure that you get to experience this fantastic culinary offering while you can. Call 17 115-500.
Spend some quality time with your family at the popular Friday Brunch at Gallery Lobby Lounge and Silks Restaurant at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. It’s the perfect spot to pamper yourself and relax with lip smacking food and entertainment to make the most of the weekend. The dining spots offer an international selection of dishes and desserts that cater to every taste, priced at BD38 per person, with free unlimited selected beverages, from 12.30pm – 4pm every Friday. Children between six – 12 years dine at 50% off, and those below six dine for free. Call 17 460-017 or WhatsApp 33 640-032
PORTUGAL IN BAHRAIN
Bahrain has shared history with Portugal since the 18th century, and now islanders can get their hands on some authentic gastronomic delights at Lusitania Gourmet Food, a new outlet offering authentic Portuguese delicacies right here in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Located at Al Liwan Mall in Hamala, this Bahrain-based brand caters to the island’s discerning gourmet market, providing a careful selection of products supplied directly from Portugal.
The products highlight a vast array of incredible traditional Portuguese flavours, with a twist of modernity and the highest quality standards.
The shop is open all week, from 10am-10pm.
Some of the bestsellers are Bio Honey directly from the mountains of Portugal, the 10-year-aged Moura Alves Premium Vinegar, premium olive oils including the award-winning Azeite Terras Dazibo, and Portuguese teas amongst a wide variety of other goodies. Follow @Lusitania_bh on Instagram
The Harvesters Pub & Terrace at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain brings you Fat Butcher Fabulous Friday, which is a perfect weekend hangout for those who don’t like to stick to timings over the holidays. This is an all-day meat feast comprising a range of delectable dishes served right to your table, paired with five selected beverages per meal. Vegetarians need not despair, as delicious vegetarian platters are also available. The feast is priced at BD20-25, and runs from noon to midnight every Friday.
Call 17 531-122 / 39 920-163
A MAESTRO COMES TO TOWN
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain welcomes Heros De Agostinis, as the new Executive Sous Chef of the diverse and dynamic culinary team of its five-star property. An impassioned leader and culinary genius with more than 20 years of experience in multi Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels around the world, Chef Heros will oversee all facets of the culinary operations, including the resort’s award-winning restaurants, in-room dining, and banquets catering division, with guidance from Yann Bernard Lejard, the resort’s Director of Culinary and Food and Beverage.
Hailing from Rome, Heros has been passionate about culinary arts since childhood, when he observed his grandmother cooking for the family, taking in the aromas of Italian and Eritrean cuisine. His deft kitchen skills have afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the greatest chefs and acclaimed restaurants in Europe. Chef Heros sees himself as “a passionate leader who is innovative, and constantly pushes the boundaries of culinary quality and service in the luxury hospitality industry.”
Follow @ritzcarltonbahrain on Instagram
ROMANCE IN THE AIR
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain has an unbeatable deal for couples to spend some quality time over a delicious meal. The reputed hotel offers a Romantic Dinner for Two in-room, which can be availed from Sunday to Thursday for BD35. When guests pay an additional BD20, they can get the benefit of a one-night stay at the hotel’s one-bedroom Executive Suite, early check in and late checkout, as well as a 60-per-cent discount voucher for any treatment at the Haven Spa (for vaccinated guests only). This offer is valid till December 31 and bookings are subject to availability and Covid-19 restrictions.
WhatsApp 33 621-016 or call 16 161-888
Furn Bakery at The Westin City Centre Bahrain is your go-to place any day of the week, either for a quick mid-week coffee break with friends or colleagues, or a relaxed bite with your favourite ones over the weekends. Guests can enjoy a great selection of delicious cakes crafted by skilled culinary hands all day at Furn Bakery while they take in the unique ambience of the on-site Rotunda and the mouth-watering specials in venue’s display. The outlet will be celebrating Espresso Day on November 23, when guests can enjoy a single espresso shot for only BD0.800, making it an unmatched caffeine deal for everyone! On November 28, the venue will be observing French Toast Day in recognition to everyone’s favourite dish, which will be priced at only BD3.
Call 17 171-000.
A MEATY AFFAIR
Al Waha at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain comes alive with the aromas and delicious flavours of meats when it hosts the sumptuous Butchers Night every Wednesday. Enjoy the finest quality and tastes of marinated meats like juicy steaks and flavoursome kebabs cooked to your preference from the outlet’s live cooking station. The evening is priced at BD15+++. Call 17 713-000.
Embark on a tantalising seafood journey of exotic flavours from far-away destinations at La Mosaique Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain. Chef Magesh and his team will be preparing a delectable five-course menu with the gems of the ocean, emphasizing the unique flavour and cooking styles spanning the continents. This special meal is priced at BD18 per person, and can be savoured every Thursday from 7pm – 11pm at the restaurant.
Call 17 531-122 / 39 242-391