The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s popular pop-up concept is back, this time as The Riviera with a fresh French-Italian menu.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is rolling out the red carpet once again with the opening of its latest pop-up concept at the resort’s beachfront venue, Nikmati, named The Riviera. The new and exciting addition will take you on a gastronomic journey of the beauty, glamour and rich culinary traditions of the French and Italian Rivieras.

Continuing to elevate the dining experience at the five-star property, Yann Bernard Lejard, Director of Culinary and Food and Beverage, and Heros de Agostinis, Executive Sous Chef, have created a spectrum of flavours, combining the sophistication of French cuisine and the richness of Italian culinary tradition, resulting in an avant garde concept.

Experience The Riviera through an ensemble of curated dishes by Chef de Cuisine, Alexis Knecht, who specialises in extraordinary Provençale fare, focused on preserving the taste and texture of fresh ingredients. The menu is inspired by food traditions from Marseilles, in France, to La Spezia, in Italy, and features signature dishes including the Onion Tart ‘Pissaladiere’, Cod Croquettes with oven-roasted bell pepper relish, and Assortment Royal of Shrimps and Oysters, with shallot vinegar, mayonnaise and butter, to start with. Travel the coast with pizzas from San Remo, St. Tropez and Pampelonne before indulging in main courses such as Mariner’s Mussels served with French fries, Grilled Sea Bream Provençal-style or the famous Bouillabaisse Fish Soup with croutons, cheese and aioli. End the evening with the Cherry Clafoutis Cake or the Tropézienne Tart, paired with signature mocktails for a wellbalanced and delicious meal.

Set against the sparkling Arabian Gulf, The Riviera’s interior design includes acrylic panels to highlight the sweeping coastal views, with simple yet elegant decor. The restaurant adds touches of modernity with a minimalist centrepiece on each table and features an extended patio to enjoy a drink while taking in the stunning views. The pop-up is open daily except Wednesdays from 5 pm to 11 pm. ✤