HOT HAPPENINGS AT AL AREEN PALACE & SPA

Eid Carnival Brunch
Gather your friends and family and head over to the 5-star resort for scrumptious food, vibrant entertainment and amazing offers! Start off the festivities with the family-friendly Eid Carnival Brunch that will feature Arabic and international dishes plus live cooking stations at Rimal and Saffron restaurants from 12.30pm to 4pm. There will also be live entertainment by their DJ, face painting, mascot, kids’ corner and so much more. Diners will also enjoy access to the swimming pools for the duration of the brunch. That’s not all! You also stand a chance to win exciting prizes from their Win and Spin contest. Enjoy all this and lots more for just BD15++ per person, with a 50 per cent discount for kids aged seven to 12-years-old while kids up to six-years-old dine for free.

Kabsa & Bahraini Tikka
From September 4 to 15, Saffron restaurant’s specialty Kabsa and Bahraini Tikka will be featured on the menu and guaranteed to awaken your taste buds! Special kabsa comes in chicken, shrimp or lamb ranging from BD3 to BD4.5 and you can enjoy Bahraini Tikka for BD2.000 only – sounds yum!

Dim Sum & Noodles
From Monday to Thursday, come over to the signature Keizo restaurant and delight your taste buds with the lip smacking Dim Sum platter for BD3 or the Noodles menu for BD3.500. Delight your palate with everything from chicken, seafood, shrimps, beef, pad thai, Singaporean laksa, Indonesian bakmi goreng, yakisoba and so many more mouthwatering choices.

Seafood Market
Every Thursday and Friday, enjoy a selection of seafood displayed outside Keizo restaurant with a choice of cooking style and selection of sauces, prepared by the specialty chef. Price ranges from 200fils to BD1.800 per 100 grams. This delicious feast of the seas is served from 7pm to 11pm.

Brazilian Pool Party
Be part of the Brazilian Night Pool Party on September 8, from 2pm to 7pm with an open buffet featuring Brazilian food and music from a live DJ. Enjoy Latino music and raffle draw with prizes to win whilst sipping on your choice of liquid concoction and eating yummy food. Entry fees: BD15 for single; BD28 for couples; BD30 for couples with one child; BD35 for couples with two children; BD5 per child thereafter.

 

CALL 1784 5000 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.


CHINO LATINO BRUNCHIN

ASIA DE CUBA HAS officially launched its Chino Latino Friday Brunch, a unique and Latin-infused addition to Bahrain’s brunch scene. Guests can expect live stations, a sharing feast bursting with signature dishes, as well as a live DJ to keep the afternoon moving. To ensure there is something for the whole family, the team will also have a dedicated playroom for the little ones.

Brunch-goers can indulge in a four-course menu, which begins with a selection of small plates that includes pastelitos, chicken chicharrones, shrimp churros and black bean hummus, followed by a Caja China with Pescado a la Parrilla, Lambchon and Cuban Marinated beef Chuck Roll. Asia de Cuba’s chefs will be heading up the ceviche and carving stations, with a head-turning dessert station made up of a Dulce de Leche fountain, home-made Mexican Doughnuts and Arroz con Leche, especially for those with a sweet tooth. Whilst the bartenders will be mixing Asia de Cuba’s renowned Cleansers and Cocktails, with a Mojito bar as the central showcase. Set in Gallery 21’s stunning courtyard, with live tropical wall and Washingtonia palm trees, further complimented by decadent bronze life-size statues and Art Deco finishing, Asia de Cuba’s Chino Latino Brunch is set to be the ultimate in hedonistic weekend escapism.

The fun continues after brunch with the Why Not Stay After Party in the Cigar Lounge and Rooftop Bar which runs from 4pm until 7pm, accompanied by the Latin beats of a live DJ with guests continuing to enjoy 50% off selected beverages. The Chino Latino Friday Brunch will run from 1pm to 4pm with unlimited food and drink. Priced at BD25++ for the Cleanser Package; BD30++ for the House Beverage Package; and BD35++ for the Premium Package.

 

GO: CALL 1771 1600 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.


OBJECTIF SPORT! EXHIBITION

EACH YEAR ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE organises an International photography competition within the wide network of Alliance Française, spread across all four continents. Nonprofessional international photographers were invited to present works illustrating a sport, which in their opinion best portrayed the sport of their country and values it conveys – 108 Alliances from 50 countries took part in this edition. Forty of the strongest photographs were carefully selected based on aesthetic appeal, social and cultural relevance, and the impact that sport has on bringing attention to social issues. This exhibition offers a unique perspective on sports. Sport is no longer limited to physical performance but also acts as uniting forces, bringing joy and meaning to the lives of the participants and their communities. It also acts as a means in which to divert ones attention towards something positive, despite the hardships of ones daily life. The participants of this exhibition poignantly and beautifully capture how sport is not just physical exertion, but also a form of expression and a means to define one’s self-identity.

The exhibition will take place at the prestigious Gallery 21 BH in Adliya and will offer the opportunity to explore sport as a universal language, conveying positive concepts such as solidarity, tolerance, gratitude and open-mindedness; and simultaneously showcasing cultural differences and variety of sport practices from all over the world.

GO: OBJECTIF SPORT – PERSPECTIVES ON SPORT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 14 AT GALLERY 21 BH.


CALLING ALL COFFEE PROS

IF YOU KNOW YOUR freshly ground from flat white and exactly what makes a good cup of everyone’s favourite caffeine fix, then listen up. The Bahrain Coffee Championship (BCC) is a contest that all baristas and coffee aficionados need to know about. The contest aims to promote excellence in coffee and to advance the barista profession as well as engage a nationwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe. The competition will open with participants from various hotels, restaurants and cafes, who will compete in two rounds – the first for all entrants and the second for the finalists. The aim of the game is to please four reputed judges who will score each cuppa on taste, aroma, station management, innovation and presentation.

For the winner and others, life after the competition will mean a series of professional barista trainings conducted throughout the year, with different training levels starting from basic coffee making to barista champions training. Registration is open to everyone from the everyday coffee addict to a pro cappuccino maker! This is well and truly the most exciting event to take Bahrain’s coffee culture to the next level.


 

A TASTE FROM ITALY

AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT serves dishes that blend timeless classics with a contemporary twist – yes, please! Immersed in Italian tradition, the talented chef at Medzo, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, and takes diners on a culinary sampling through the best that Italy has to offer. Dine from Saturday to Wednesday, 12pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm, and available on Thursdays from 12noon to 3pm. Try the Pizza Happy Hour and take advantage of 50 per cent discount on any pizza of your choice from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. That’s not all – tuck into the Grand Italian Food with American Twist dishes packed full of hearty comfort. Satisfy your cravings with this special menu that offers the best of Italian and Californian cuisine.

GO: CALL 1722 7777 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION


KINOKO MATSURI MENU

BUSHIDO RESTAURANT WILL BE celebrating the unique umami flavours of the humble mushroom in a month-long Mushroom Festival (or Kinoko Matsuri in Japanese). No one knows exactly how many types of mushroom naturally exist, however there are about 10,000 known species in North America alone (although not all of them edible). Dishes from the menu include the delicious Kinoko Sake Roll, the scrumptious Okinawa Salad and the tasty Wok Spicy Chicken. If you’re a mushroom fan, this one’s for you.

GO: CALL 1758 3555 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.


LET’S GET MAJESTIC

Majestic Arjaan by Rotana is a first class property that offers a spectacular and luxurious 128 suites conveniently located in Busaiteen District, opposite King Hamad University Hospital only two kilometers away from Bahrain International Airport.

 

WHEN IT COMES TO HOTELS in Bahrain, we’re really spoilt for choice. However, there’s one hospitality brand that offers guests the a to z of comfort and convenience – we’re talking about Rotana, of course. Just a five-minute drive from the soon-to-open new luxury shopping district The Avenues, Majestic Arjaan by Rotana has an admirable location for anyone who wants a short staycay or is looking for something a little more short or long term. Embrace new experiences at Majestic Arjaan by Rotana with its stunning studios and one, two and three bedroom suites offering optimal space and developed as duplexes having both visiting and staying guests in mind.

Majestic Arjaan by Rotana also boasts three specialised food and beverage venues to suit every guest’s palate and dining needs. Ginger All-Day-Dining is an excellent venue to get together for an informal meal or special celebration. The outlet offers trendy indoor and outdoor settings and an ample International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte menu is also available. Whilst Aquarius Pool Café is the perfect choice for casual dining and refreshments by the pool. Guests coming to Aquarius can enjoy light bites and refreshing beverages. Finally, there’s Ginger Lounge with its contemporary design and ambiance, is an ideal place to indulge yourself with our great tasting tea and aromatic coffee selections along with our varied a la carte menu while meeting people for business or leisure .

The hotel features the latest high-tech facilities including fully-equipped meeting rooms with the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment and with the delivery of impeccable personalised services that meet the requirements and expectations of its guests either on business travel, relocation or those on leisure vacation. The hotel provides state-of-the-art amenities such as an outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool, Kids’ Zone, modern cardiovascular and weight training equipment as well as sauna and steam rooms. With a business corner, laundry and drying facilities, car limousine rental, generous parking space, doctor on call, non-smoking rooms, free wi-fi and multi-lingual employees, and many more great services with your comfort in mind, Majestic Arjaan by Rotana will make for an excellent home away from home.

 

GO: VISIT WWW.ROTANA.COM OR CALL 1737 0000 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION


COBRA FITNESS

FITNESS BUFFS, TAKE NOTE! There’s a new facility coming to town, ready to shake up your workout routine. Cobra Fitness, the popular fight gym in Abu Dhabi, is bringing its unique concept to Bahrain with the opening of a brand new facility in Hala Plaza, Zinj. From its humble beginnings in 2009, with head trainer and owner Mat Dryden holding pads in a small hotel gym in an Abu Dhabi hotel, Cobra Fitness has grown into a renowned and respected fight camp and fitness facility. This new huge two story multi purpose fitness space in Bahrain will offer 440m2 of mat space, a 300m2 full lifting gym, a separate studio and full size boxing ring. Classes will range from Muay Thai and BJJ (Brazilian Jiu  Jitsu) for adults and children to Boxing, MMA, Abs Destruction, Spartacus, Fighters Fitness and the brand new KO8 Suspension and Resistance Training. Due to open in early September, Cobra Fitness Bahrain is a clone of the original UAE space with its distinctive black and green decor and walls emblazoned with graffiti.

The gym will be run on a day-to-day basis by Sam Brett under the guidance of Dryden. Alongside all the different workout areas there will be separate male and female changing rooms each with saunas, and a cafe area with healthy food and snacks provided by popular Bahrain gourmet deli Sage & Sirloin. Ample free parking is available right outside the door. Australian Dryden, said: “Built on a fighter’s mentality people who train at Cobra Fitness are encouraged to push themselves to their limit. Our slogan ‘Push Till Ya Spew’ is our mantra and our unique motivation methods are well known in Abu Dhabi. “My trainers will replicate the level of classes and personal training available in Abu Dhabi, maintaining consistency across both centres. This new venture is exciting and I’m super pumped to bring Cobra Fitness to Bahrain and welcome everyone who’s looking to add something new to their fitness game,” he added.

GO: FOLLOW @COBRAFITNESSBAHRAIN ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.


DINING AT DOWNTOWN ROTANA

Business Lunch at Flavours on 2
The award-winning, all-day dining restaurant Flavours on 2 offers international tastes from around the world serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets in addition to a delicious à la carte menu. The open-style kitchen and the live cooking stations bring a lively atmosphere into the restaurant. Make your way to Flavours on 2 between 12.30pm to 3.30pm and enjoy the special Business Lunch promotion for only BD9.5++ per person.

Early Bird at Teatro Downtown
Dine out and enjoy a super saver by stopping by at Teatro Downtown for their daily 6pm to 8pm (excluding Sunday and Tuesday) offer of 25% off the bill. Choose from the à la carte food menu that contains more than 130 dishes and take a seat in the beautiful venue with your nearest and dearest. Free Valet parking available.

Friday Brunch Steak Special
Indulge your senses with the Friday Brunch Steak Special at Flavours on 2 restaurant! Enjoy the amazing city views while experiencing the scrumptious spread starting from mouthwatering appetisers to the dreamy dessert section. The steak live cooking station is beyond imagination with an elite selection of various meat categories. The meat is cut to the thickness you desire and cooked to your preference – juicy! BD18++ for the soft drinks package and BD26++ for the unlimited premium drinks package. Served every Friday from 12noon to 4pm.

Infinite Sushi at Teatro Downtown
Teatro Downtown knows how to turn Tuesday evenings into an infinite experience. Enjoy authentic Japanese delicacies and tempt your senses with the Unlimited Sushi Night. Every Tuesday from 6pm until 10pm. Indulge in a free flow of your favourite Sushi, Sashimi, Maki and drinks throughout the evening from just BD15++ or BD22++ including unlimited sips! It’s all you can eat like never before.

GO: CALL 1311 9999 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.


SEPTEMBER AT ART ROTANA

Smoker Night, Flames Restaurant
The Flames restaurant team in ART Rotana has gone out of their way to make this night happen. An entire evening fully detected to smoking all kinds of protein you can think of, starting with lamb, beef and pork to corn fed chicken and fish. Carved straight from the smoker and served to your plate while you enjoy all you can eat from the smoked items, country style sides and lip-smacking dessert. The rustic ambiance and smoky scents will have you all hypnotised and asking for more. Every Wednesday from 7pm to 11.30pm for BD20++ per person.

Friday Garden Brunch Launch, Choices Terrace
Relaunching on September 15th with a theme unlike any other in Bahrain, join in on Friday for the Garden-themed Brunch and discover your treasured escape from the city hustle into a heavenly indoor garden that will surely bring serenity and bliss to your weekend. This amusing experience isn’t complete without the astonishing food setup with delicious dishes brought to you from all around the world along with superb live cooking stations. The beverage section is everything you can dream of with unlimited drinks. Your kids will have the time of their lives at the exceptional play area while you enjoy the live performance of the in house band. Every Friday from September 15, 12.30pm to 4pm. Priced at BD20net with soft drinks and juices; BD34 net with house beverages. Kids aged six to 12 years-old pay BD10net and kids below six-years-old dine for free.

Virgo Party, Cellar 59
Celebrating all Virgos this month in Cellar 59 with complimentary bubbly and cake for all birthday celebrants. DJ Amm will turn the heat up with English house music and R&B songs, while the in-house dancer gives a spicy performance. September 15 from 9.30am to 2am. Free entry for all. VIP tables with special drinks are available.

Enrico’s Pasta Festa Night, Rosso
Get spoiled by the new Italian chef every Monday night at Rosso restaurant. Chef Enrico will prepare over 12 different types of freshly made pastas with his family secret recipes, which were passed down to him from his great-great-grandparents. With over four generations of authentic Italian pastas, enjoy your choice of welcoming drinks. Treat yourself with a night full of Italian love. Every Monday from 5pm to 9pm, priced at BD7++ with a welcome drink and BD12++ with house beverages.

Noche de Clase de Salsa, Cellar 59
Learn the authentic way of how to Salsa with the Cuban band Soneando. All the sizzling hidden tricks be taught to you to perfect your dance routine. Later on in the evening, you can practice your moves while you sip your complimentary drinks. Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 11pm.

GO: CALL 1600 0111 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.