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Bahrain - The Middle East's Foodie Traveler Heaven
October 30, 2017
With not only the renowned selection of ultra-luxurious fine dining restaurants within the hotel, guests also have the chance to taste an assortment of culinary experiences across The Kingdom of Bahrain from authentic, traditional cafés to the local farmers market.
Supporting local Bahraini farmers whilst educating guests on the finest produce, each Saturday morning within the lush beauty of the Botanical Gardens, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s expert concierge guide guests to the nearby farmers market. Having picked out the freshest ingredients and been taught and shown culinary highlights, guests can return to the hotel where the chef will use the handpicked produce to tailor a special meal as part of the hotel’s Saturday Family Lunch at the hotel’s all day dining restaurant – La Med.
A progressive and vibrant destination that is now attracting style seekers and tastemakers in increasing numbers, Bahrain is emerging as the foodie capital of The Middle East. Artfully blending long-embraced traditions with up-to-the-moment trends in the food world and committed to offering authentic flavors from across the globe, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has also recently introduced a new Executive Chef from the UK.
From Harrods’ legendary restaurant offering in Knightsbridge, Chef Christian Knerr ensures the luxury hotel is an unparalleled culinary destination, representing an array of global flavors. Here the dining goes far beyond stereotypes; influenced by recent waves of international flavors, Chef Knerr is inspired from the fresh flavors of Mexico, decadent richness of India and the passions of Italy - firmly solidifying The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s place on the gastronomic map.
For those wishing to explore Bahrain’s thriving foodie scene which is bustling, charismatic, and teeming with flavors from around the world, the small country entices and satisfies all palettes. For flavors of down-to-earth Bahrain, it doesn’t get much more traditional than Haji Gahwa which encapsulates the heart of Bahraini tradition and boasts some of the most authentic dishes. Shaped by its location in the heart of the Old Muharraq souk, Saffron is a shining beacon of Bahraini authenticity. Serving traditional breakfasts from hot Arabic bread, shakshuka, beans, balaleet and zinjibari; guests can discover the true flavors and tastes of Bahraini cuisine.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hosts eleven different restaurants and lounges; from La Plage, a relaxing beachfront restaurant offering Arabian-Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine to authentic Italian cuisine by two Michelin starred chef in Primavera. Captivating all palettes, guests can explore Plums, a refined steakhouse, traditional indigenous Mexican cuisine at Cantina Kahlo and exquisite Indian cuisine at Nirvana.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is home to 23 three-bedroom seafront villas, 31 suites, 42 Club Level rooms and a 600m private sandy beach. The resort hotel is the pinnacle of luxury and comfort in the Middle East. The spa features an extensive selection of Arabic rituals inspired from regional culture and local traditions. Guests can also take advantage of the gym, tennis academy, world famous pearl diving and an 18-hole Royal Golf Club located just 25-minutes from the hotel.
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