Celebrity chef Julien Royer has served up the best of French cuisine as he took over Bahrain’s first-ever fine dining degustation restaurant Mahonia.
The multi-award winning chef of three-star Michelin restaurant Odette was in Bahrain for a two-night exclusive event, which ended last night, treating the guests to an extensive meal through which sensory notes from the sea to the land can be discovered.
The multi-award winning Odette, in Singapore, is number one on Asia’s list of 50 Best Restaurants 2019 and the historic partnership with Chef Royer firmly places Mahonia as a leading gastronomical destination in the GCC.
“I think what Mahonia is doing is to really push boundaries and open the minds of people in terms of food and gastronomy, the fact that they are bringing in chefs from
overseas, they have many different influences from what they see from the chefs,” said Chef Royer.
“The sense of place as a chef is very important, so I can’t cook the same food in Paris, in London, in Singapore and here, so when we created the menu for here I knew it was going to be influenced by what we found here, what we taste and what we see in the market as well.”