Mon, Apr 2, 2018

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Mahonia, Bahrain's first degustation restaurant opens

Mahonia, Bahrain’s first fine dining degustation restaurant, has announced its opening in Adliya. Mahonia leads the way to a new era of fine dining with its gastronomic degustation menu concept, distinctively different from anything else in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf.

Daringly exclusive with only seven tables, three times Michelin-starred executive chef Herve Pronzato spent over a year developing the menu, meticulously designing and perfecting Mahonia’s offering. Mahonia delivers an authentic epicurean journey with a choice of a 16-course or seven-course degustation menu with exclusive beverage pairings. In addition, an exquisitely planned à la carte menu will be soon introduced, increasing the choice of delectable dishes available for the food connoisseurs.

Owner, Sawsan Baluch, explains her inspiration for Mahonia: “During my culinary travels in Europe and elsewhere, I realised that Bahrain is missing a true degustation restaurant. I also realised that Bahrain is not short of appreciative gourmet lovers wanting to expand their palates, but there was no place for them in the kingdom. I was driven to change that and introduce true gastronomy to Bahrain by creating Mahonia.”

Chef Pronzato’s brigade of 40 chefs create each dish as if it were a priceless work of art. Perfectly presented in imaginative tableware, each dish is prepared with the best ingredients utilising the finest European gastronomic techniques. With impeccable service standards, Mahonia’s hand-picked service team and skilled sommeliers complete the sophisticated culinary journey.

Mahonia uses only the finest produce from around the world, from Japanese Kobe beef to French quail eggs, with no expense spared sourcing the best, rarest and most special ingredients. Mahonia prepares many ingredients in-house, from cured and smoked meats to cheeses, butters, breads and even micro-greens.

Mahonia also has a magnificent cigar lounge that offers an enviable array of special cigars to accompany the finest beverages selected by the expert sommeliers. A first-class assortment of gastronomic snacks delicately designed to complement Mahonia’s cocktails, graceful and tiny, yet explosive in flavour and complexity, feature on the menu of the lounge.

Boldly different and truly exclusive in its design, guests entering Mahonia are stunned by the outstanding décor. Chic Bohemian chandeliers hang from above, illuminating the restaurant stylishly decorated with bespoke furniture. Carefully curated priceless, original artworks adorn the walls; and flawless Murano sculptures and Baccarat vases add decadent touches to the décor.

Introducing a new level of epicurean exclusivity to sophisticated and discerning gourmet lovers, Mahonia offers a carefully orchestrated culinary experience in the haven of its luxurious premises. Mahonia provides the perfect setting for intimate dinners and celebrating special occasions, leaving diners with unforgettable memories.

New to Bahrain, the degustation menu concept originates from France. Degustation, or tasting, means the careful, appreciative savouring of various foods, focusing on all senses, high culinary art, appreciation of ingredients and the chef’s technical skills, and enjoying food with good company.

Mahonia is now open for bookings. To make a reservation call +973 1700 0071 or directly at

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