Four Seasons Bahrain Bay reveals F&B strategy

F&B director of new Bahrain hotel explains the strategy behind new outlets

Bahrain Bay Kitchen is the live-action restaurant
Bahrain Bay Kitchen is the live-action restaurant

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is one of the newest openings in the tiny Gulf country, and features seven restaurants, bars and lounges, said the property’s director of F&B, George S. Safi.

Out of these, three venues are by celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck: Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Blue Moon Lounge by Wolfgang Puck, and Re Asian Cuisine. Safi told Caterer Middle East: “Those concepts are mainly to bring in the expat crowd.”

Bahrain Bay Kitchen is the live cooking restaurant, “appreciated by GCC countries, who are our main guests”. He added: “They like buffet–style restaurants but what we have here is quite nice because it’s live cooking and not just food sitting in chafing dishes for hours.”

Bay View Lounge, located in the lobby, serves mainly coffee and tea and afternoon tea, along with light snacks. “It’s starting to become more about light food that is appreciated by women; we have raw and vegan dishes that women really like. Since we don’t serve alcohol there, we have a nice mocktail menu and coffee–based mocktails.”

Outdoor venues are pool–side dining outlets Vento and Azure. With the former, Safi revealed: “In mid–September we’ll open this restaurant as an Italian trattoria.”

The team is also planning to create a roof–top bar. “We have a nice space, but this is a longer term project. It’s just an idea.”

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