RUSSOS BY FAJER IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER BAHRAINI SUCCESS STORY IN THE HEART OF THE FAMOUS BLOCK 338 IN ADLIYA. IT IS ENOUGH TO CRUISE THROUGH CHEF FAJER’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO START CRAVING HER BRILLIANT CREATIONS.
I WONDER IF EXPATS, LIKE ME, who have lived in Bahrain for quite a long time feel kind of guilty for not really knowing the Bahraini cuisine well enough? Thankfully, to my delight, that is about to change with a growing rate of talented Bahraini women that are gathering all the courage they have and all the support that their families can offer, to finally open restaurants that are proud to serve authentic or modern Bahraini food. We walk in not knowing what to expect. The restaurant is still considered a work in progress but when it comes to food, Chef Fajer knows exactly what she is good at and she offers it with a lot of love.
The arugula salad with strips of onion and pickled turnips and her special vinaigrette is a great start to any meal. The Lebanese stuffed vine leaves, so popular among the people of Bahrain, are some of the best I ate outside home.
As I enjoyed the chicken machboos, my colleague was so happy with the other traditional rice dish with baby prawns called fegaatah. It is worth mentioning at this point, that every individual portion of these rice dishes is freshly cooked just for you in about 20 minutes only. Impressive! And the homemade accompanying pickles are amazingly delicious. And if you never ate tikka, go for the fulfilling Brazilian beef tenderloin plate; tender meat cubes served on flat bread with tangy sauce and lots of green… yum yum!.
Do not leave without trying the creamy heaven called rose panna cotta with cotton candy or maybe the luqaimat with date syrup and shreds of edible gold leaf. The perfect ending! Take it from Fact… Bahraini food is worth knowing.
For the first time in Bahrain, Russos by Fajer introduces an authentic Bahraini brunch in the heart of Adliya. Chef Fajer and her team will take you to a modern Bahraini culinary cuisine that will have the traditional touch and the modern ingredients you’ll love, including live grilling station and entertainment by a live modern Bahraini band. The buffet will include a selection of Bahraini dishes such as machboos, harees and many more. Brunch is served on December 17, from 11.30am to 4pm. BD15++.
GO: CALL 1700 8486 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION.