Wed, 17 January 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has launched its first Lebanese restaurant, Byblos, a new culinary experience with a picturesque beachfront view by Oriental Specialty Chef, Tony El Khoury. The restaurant, nestled along the Hotel’s white sand beach, will become the new favourite address for sharing culinary memories with loved ones.
The menu at Byblos features delicate mezze platters such as Pumpkin Mutabbal, Spiced Hummus, and Beetroot Carpaccio Salad. The reinvented dishes such as the Lamb Shank Ouzi, the Modern Manakish, and Salmon Harra are also available on the menu, along with a premium selection of Moroccan Tea, Arabic Coffee and a variety of refreshing concoctions. The delightful Meghli Mahalabia and Brownies with Carob Molasses are perfect for ending the dinner on a sweet note. Guests can also indulge in the Kunafa presented with mesmerising theatrics.
Oriental Specialty Chef, Tony El Khoury
Born and raised in the vibrant city of Zahle, Lebanon, Chef Tony has honed his skills to perfection with more than a decade of experience in renowned restaurants. The menu he crafted for Byblos is his modern take on the recipes of his hometown. Chef Tony’s deep-rooted passion for food was inspired by his family’s traditions, and amid their Sunday family gatherings Chef Tony found his calling. He discovered a connection to the culinary arts through the shared experience of tasting the dishes.
“With each bite, I learned to appreciate the nuances of flavours, textures, and the art of harmonising ingredients to create culinary masterpieces,” says Chef Al Khoury.
“I take pleasure in creating dishes that I enjoy eating. Each time I craft a dish, I embrace the opportunity to infuse a creative twist into traditional recipes, enhancing their overall appeal and elevating the dining experience. At Byblos, we reinvent the traditional Lebanese dishes like Meghli and Ouzi,” he adds.
An Ambiance Like No Other
Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, the restaurant is designed with soothing turquoise and white tones. The décor effortlessly intertwines tradition with a modern twist, creating an atmosphere that is both captivating and inviting. As guests step through the entrance, flickering torches cast a warm glow, beckoning them into a world of Lebanese delights.
Byblos’ spacious layout embraces a cozy feel, inspired by nature itself with the presence of olive trees and lush plants reminiscent of the ancient Mediterranean landscapes. The interiors are adorned with vases skillfully crafted by local artisans, paying homage to the rich Bahraini culture. Intricate arabesque patterns grace the ceiling, bar backdrop, and table stands, further accentuating the restaurant's charm.
Positioned by the sea, Byblos offers breath-taking views of mesmerizing sunsets and the captivating reflection of the city on the water's surface. The gentle sounds of waves caressing the shore provide a soothing backdrop as guests indulge in their dining experience. For those seeking a moment of serenity, the outdoor seating area provides a tranquil retreat, while a live DJ enhances the atmosphere with vibrant tunes during the weekends.
The restaurant's warm and welcoming ambiance creates a perfect setting for families to come together and enjoy memorable dining experiences. At Byblos, every moment shared is an experience to be cherished, as nothing warms the hearts like gathering around a dinner table with loved ones while sharing delights and laughter.
The restaurant is open daily from sunset to midnight, and is closed on Mondays.
For more information, call 17 115-500 or [email protected].