By Andy Sambidge
Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck says Middle East is 'area of great interest' for him after Dubai opening
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has announced that Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck will launch three concept restaurants at the hotel.
The luxury property said it will extend its long-standing relationship with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group with the opening of two signature restaurants and a new bar and lounge from the legendary chef - CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Re Asian Cuisine and Blue Moon Lounge.
"The Middle East had been an area of great interest for us for quite some time," said Puck. "We opened in Dubai last spring and we are really excited to expand in the region with the opening of two restaurants and our new signature lounge concept.
"As always for our group, it comes down to the right timing and the right partner. We knew Four Seasons would be the perfect address for us in Bahrain Bay. The hotel is a stunning architectural landmark, and we share the same vision with the Four Seasons in providing guests with the most memorable experiences. We look forward to bringing something truly extraordinary to diners in the Kingdom of Bahrain."
CUT by Wolfgang Puck will occupy a two-level space on the hotel's ground and first floors. Since its opening in Beverly Hills in 2006, CUT has become one of the most sought after restaurants in the world.
Re Asian Cuisine will be located on the 50th floor of the hotel and will feature Puck's approach to traditional Chinese cuisine.
Blue Moon Lounge will be Moroccan-inspired and will offer a wide selection of custom-crafted innovative cocktails, liqueurs and wines.
All three outlets are crafted by Waldo Fernandez, whose projects include the recent design of the legendary Spago Beverly Hills plus the residences of multiple Hollywood A-list celebrities.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to pair with Wolfgang Puck once again, especially myself having personally worked with him and his team at Four Seasons Resort Maui when he opened his restaurant Spago, "said Greg Pirkle, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay.
"He is a true talent in the culinary world and it's a real coup for the Bahraini dining scene for someone of Wolfgang Puck's caliber and repute to enter the city with such a strong presence."
The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay features 273 guest rooms and suites.