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Gulf Weekly Kristian Harrison
By Kristian Harrison




Today (March 13)

Shrek the Musical opens for three nights at the British School of Bahrain in Hamala. Tickets are available from reception and on the nights of performance. Curtains up at 7pm.

Call 17610920 for more details.

Every Wednesday is ‘Wings and Wisdom’ night at Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House inside Best Western Plus - The Olive Hotel. It’s a quiz night with an added bonus of BD10net for ‘all-you-can-eat’ chicken wings.

Call 17360063 for details.

The Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain is hosting a Mediterranean Lunch every day except Friday and Saturday, from 12.30pm-3pm at Swiss-Café. Priced BD6net per person, BD3net for children aged six to 12, and free for those under six.

For details, call 66310000.

 Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain hosts a BBQ Experience on the terrace of Baharat Restaurant from 7pm-11pm, showcasing Wagyu prime rib steak. There is also live music from Deux Sons.

The BBQ buffet costs BD18net, including soft drinks and water, or BD24net including selected beverages.

Call 17171000 for details.

 The Sheraton Hotel Bahrain hosts an evening of live music at An Nada Lounge by the Caribbean Girls band every day except Saturday. This takes place from 8.30pm-12.30am during weekdays and from 8.30pm-1.30am during weekends.

Call 17533533 for details.

 The Sheraton Hotel Bahrain is also hosting a special lunch and dinner promotion at Al Safir Restaurant for BD10++.

For details, contact 17533533.

 Enjoy a selection of delicious cakes crafted by skilled culinary hands all day at Furn Bakery, located in the Westin City Centre Bahrain.

Call 17171441 for details.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s famous steak night starts from 7pm at La Mosaique Restaurant, priced BD18net, with the 1kg steak-eating challenge too.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Spend time with friends and family in an Afternoon Tea experience at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Lobby Lounge and Ritz Gourmet Lounge. Indulge in new items on the menu and enjoy the piano entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 5pm priced BD27net per set.

For details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Indulge in sushi at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Thai restaurant every Wednesday from noon to 10.30pm priced BD15net, inclusive of one special beverage.

 Treat your special someone to a romantic dinner by the sea at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. This is staged daily at the sea breeze area and private island from sunset to 10pm. Priced BD350 per couple at the sea breeze area and BD500 per couple at the private island.

For details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s spa provides a refreshing wellness package, complete with a full-body massage followed by Vitamin-C scrub to help protect skin. Priced BD90 for 90 minutes. This package is available until Sunday.

For details, contact 17586808 or email rc.bahrz.spa@ritzcarlton.com

 Celebrate your birthday at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Gourmet Lounge where celebratory Afternoon Tea, lunch, dinner menus and an inclusive birthday cake are provided. The special menu is available for a minimum-of-two and maximum of 10 guests. This offer is on-going until Sunday.

For details and reservations, contact 17586499.

 The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay’s poolside Italian restaurant, Vento, is offering a wide selection of pizzas from wood-fired ovens and artisan pastas. Available on weekdays from 11.30am to 11pm, and weekends from 11.30am to midnight.

For reservations, contact 17115500.

 The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is offering family spa-bonding sessions. Its ‘Relaxed Us’ offer aids muscle tension, releases stress and promotes wellbeing, 45 minutes for BD80.

The ‘Beautiful Us’ offer is designed to cleanse, gently exfoliate and hydrate skin with a 100 per cent chemical-free product range from Australia and the UK, 45 minutes for BD85. The ‘Glowing Us’ offer is a special indulgent full-body treatment, 45 minutes for BD85.

For reservations, contact 17115000.

 Reef Resort’s lobby café Chocolaterie is offering an array of signature teas, coffees, pastries, and delectable hand-made chocolates. The ideal venue for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Every day from 4pm-6pm. Net price of BD4.

For details, call 13110110.

 Reef Resort’s Tokyo Reef restaurant features a specially-created set menu that is offered on weekdays (Saturday-Wednesday, closed on Mondays) and guests can watch as the chef prepares sushi and sashimi before their eyes.

For details, call 13110110.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s band the Versatile Voices (VEVO) will entertain every evening, except on Saturday and Sunday, at Harvesters from 9pm.

The outlet is also dishing up a new Camel Burger and staging a Beast Burger Challenge which, if finished in the stipulated time, offers the meal for free, a T-shirt and wall of fame celebrity status. It runs daily from 11am to 9pm and is priced BD8.410.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Enjoy Latin vibes from the Deep Melody band at the InterContinental’s Downtown venue from 9pm to 1.30am every Wednesday. Guests will receive one selected beverage, with one choice from the tapas menu, for BD6.9 net.

For details, contact 17227777.

 Tomorrow (March 14)

The Bahrain Irish Society is hosting a St Patrick’s Day Ball at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa, Manama from 7pm. It will feature an Irish band and a gymnastic show.

Two of Bahrain’s most popular community ensembles – the Manama Singers and the St Christopher’s Cathedral Big Band – are coming together for the first time to present a concert entitled Musical Majesty at the St Christopher’s Cathedral’s Alun Morris Hall at 7pm.

The Manama Singers, under the direction of Jo Mings, is now 40-strong and will be singing a variety of choral pieces and more popular songs, accompanied the St Christopher’s Community Big Band, under the baton of Paul Bagshaw.

Bahraini flautist and composer Ahmed Al Ghanem and harp-guitarist Jason Carter will also be playing.

Tickets are BD5 (accompanied children free) and may be bought or reserved ahead of time by ringing the Cathedral Office (17253866) or on the door.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is holding a Venetian Carnival at Primavera from 7pm to 11pm featuring a four course menu paired with a Venetian beverage selection by Chef de Cuisine Vincenzo Nigro for BD35net.

For details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com.

 Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House hosts Thursday Night Lights from 7pm-9pm. This event showcases local and international musicians in Bahrain. Don’t miss American country legend Rusty Golden performing live every Thursday through to Sunday.

Call 17360063 for details.

 There will be a Seafood Night at Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands, every Thursday from 7pm-11pm. BD12+++ for adults, BD6+++ for children aged six to 12, children below six dine for free.

For details, contact 16000099 or email dining@ramada-manama-amwaj.com

 Elite Resort & Spa hosts a sea & grill buffet dinner every Thursday and Friday from 7pm to 11pm at Al Naseem & La Brasserie priced BD12+++ per person.

For details, contact 17313333.

 Indulge in a variety of seafood from fresh oysters to sushi and lobster thermidor at Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain’s Baharat restaurant every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm. The buffet is priced BD25net, including soft drinks and water, or BD31net inclusive of selected beverages.

For details, contact 171711441.

 Elite Grande Hotel hosts a Rumba Night every Thursday at its H2O Lounge offering diners grills and a buffet from 6.30pm to midnight with DJ Ree Montana spinning the decks with salsa music. It’s also ladies night from 9pm to midnight with select beverages for free. It’s priced BD25net inclusive of unlimited selected beverages and BD12net without drinks.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain hosts a BBQ night every Thursday at Bar de La Plage from 7pm to 11pm. It’s priced BD20net per person inclusive of soft drinks or BD30net per person with select beverages.

For details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Friday (March 15)

The Four Seasons Bahrain Bay’s re/ Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck new five-course tasting menu every Friday evening with a set price of BD35net. For details, contact 17115046.

 Check out The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s new Pearl of Arabia-themed night from 7pm at La Mosaique Restaurant, priced BD13net, with a special beverages package available too. A Friday date has been added to the regular Saturday session by public demand.

There is also an Absolutely Fabulous Friday Brunch at The Harvesters from 12.30pm to 4pm every Friday, priced BD33 net with unlimited selected beverages.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House presents its ‘Small Town, Throw Down’ brunch – the only five-hour brunch in the kingdom – from 11am-4pm. It features a buffet and specific table orders. There’s also karaoke.

Call 17360063 for details.

 Bahrain’s Sweetest Brunch takes place every Friday from 12.30pm-3.30pm at Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain’s Baharat restaurant. Enjoy the award-winning sweet and savoury experience for BD26net including soft drinks and water, or BD38net including selected beverages. Live music from duo Deux Sons accompanies the fare. Book for 10 people or more and receive 20 per cent discount. Call 17171144.

 Enjoy a lavish dining experience at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s restaurants by indulging in a culinary extravaganza at La Med, Italian classics at Primavera, exotic Indian fares at Nirvana and prime steaks and seafood at Plums.

This will be held today from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, priced BD35net per person with soft drinks and BD39net per person with selected beverages.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 At the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa’s China Garden Restaurant, Chef Ding and his culinary brigade will be offering pan-seared Chinese delicacies.

For details, contact 17713000 or email info@gulfhotelbahrain.com

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s La Mosaique Restaurant is hosting an International Theme Night Buffet every Friday, from 7pm onwards, priced BD13net.

For details, contact 17531122.

 A buffet is served every Friday from 12.30pm-3.30pm at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s La Med Restaurant, combined with drinks of your choice. Soft drinks priced BD30net, special beverages priced BD38net. On this day, ladies will also be given a special treat of 20 per cent savings in honour of International Women’s Day.

For details, contact 17586499.

 The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is hosting Friday Brunch at CUT by Wolfgang Puck Steakhouse from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Priced BD32net per person including soft beverages, BD32net person including extensive beverage package for ladies, and BD34net per person including extensive beverage package.

Also at the hotel’s CUT by Wolfgang Puck Steakhouse, a Bistro-inspired lunch is being hosted every day from 12pm to 3pm.

For details and reservations, contact 17115044.

 Elite Crystal Hotel has a Friday Pool Party brunch at Waikiki from 1pm-8pm with entertainment from DJ Santi, DJ Smiley and DJ Goose. It’s free entrance for women with one welcome drink, BD10net for men with one complementary beverage and BD25net inclusive of unlimited selected beverages and grills.

For details, contact 66666360 or 17360360.

 The InterContinental Selections restaurant is offering diners a taste of India in a buffet style for BD9.5 net per person every Friday from 7pm to 10.30pm.

For details, contact 17227777.

 The Weekend Kitchen with Mahmood Janahi is being staged today and tomorrow from 9am to 2pm at Words Bookstorecafe. The event costs BD10 per person. Chef Mahmood will be creating a breakfast and brunch menu, as well as desserts.

For details, call 38005557 or email info@deptoftalent.com

 Saturday (March 16)

A Paddies Picnic will be held from 1pm-6pm at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club in Janabiya. There will be live music and activities for children.

It is a very chilled family day out with lots of live music from several bands and lots of activities for children throughout the day.

 At The Moment Productions, supported by the Manama Theatre Club, is hosting auditions for PIAF by Pam Gems, a gutsy depiction of legendary French Singer Edith Piaf today and on Tuesday from 7pm at The British Club’s Blighty’s room. Casting call is open for women 30-plus and men, 20-plus. The performance will be staged on June 27 and 28.

For details, call 39463900 or 39622662.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s Pearl of Arabia-themed night takes place from 7pm at La Mosaique Restaurant, priced BD13net, with a special beverages package available too.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Spice up your weekly brunch with a culinary journey around Mexico at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Cantina Kahlo Restaurant. This will be held today from noon to 4pm. Priced BD36.5net per person with selected beverages and BD23net per person with soft beverages.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 A Kid’s Special Movie Time takes place at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef’s second floor Banquet Hall every Saturday between 3pm to 5pm. Entry costs BD2, snacks included.

For more details, contact 36693693 or 36479898.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s Waves Seafood Restaurant is hosting a three-course business lunch, from Saturday-Thursday, 12pm to 4pm. The lunch is priced BD8net.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Experience spa treatments at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s bFit Health Club. It is providing facials, body scrubs and combined packages to help guests relax and rejuvenate, while massage therapy focuses on alleviating stress and encouraging well-being.

For more details and bookings, contact 17525812.

 The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa is offering ‘Art of Cooking’ classes for those with busy lifestyles who have a passion for food. Classes feature demonstrations, from the building blocks of culinary practice to mouth-watering menus, led by professional chefs. Priced BD18net, including lunch. Seats are limited, book now.

For details, contact 17713000 or email info@gulfhotelbahrain.com

Families can enjoy a buffet meal at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s La Med Restaurant every Saturday from noon to 3.30pm. Soft drinks are priced BD15+++.

For details, contact 17586499.

 Enjoy an authentic Italian buffet at Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands every Saturday, from 7pm-11pm. BD10net for adults, BD5net for children aged six to 12, children below six dine for free.

For details, contact 16000099 or email at dining@ramada-manama-amwaj.com

 Soak up the stunning views from the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay’s 50th floor and feast on Asian delights like Korean Fried Chicken Bao Buns, Wok Fried Shrimp Dumplings and Brisket Wontons at the re Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck’s Saturday Brunch. The price is BD31.500net and BD43.600net with selected beverages.

For reservations, contact 17115046.

 The Bahrain Bay Kitchen at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is staging a Saturday Brunch from 12.30pm-3.30pm offering a wide selection of Arabic favourites such as Lamb Ouzi and cold mezzeh, priced BD30.300net including soft beverages or BD42.400net  inclusive  of selected beverages.

For details, contact 17115000.

 Sunday (March 17)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands is hosting a Ladies Breakfast for the price of BD4net, every Sunday until Thursday from 7am-11am.

For details, contact 16000099 or email dining@ramada-manama-amwaj.com

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain holds an Italian Night at La Mosaique Restaurant from 7pm featuring pasta, pizza and more priced BD13net for the food only and there is a separate beverage package.

For details, contact 17531122.

 Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain’s Baharat restaurant features a buffet concept-style business lunch offering a selection of Middle Eastern and Indian fusion cuisine from Sunday to Thursday from 12.30pm to 3pm. There is also a tandoor oven and indoor grill. The lunch buffet is priced BD16 net, the soup and salad buffet costs BD7net and children aged six to 12 dine at half price.

For details, contact 17171144. 

 Enjoy Sundown Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Plums from 7pm to 11.30pm every Sunday.

Satisfy your steak cravings with US Black Angus, Australian Kobe Wagyu and Irish grass-fed served with a side salad, truffle fries, creamed spinach and sautéed mushrooms for BD38net per person, inclusive of one grape beverage.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 There will be an Italian cooking master class at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Primavera with consultation from Chef Oliver Glowig and Chef de Cuisine Vincenzo Nigro from 4pm to 6pm. Advance registration is required and it’s priced BD28net per person.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Monday (March 18)

More than 8,500 oil and gas professionals will gather to hear from 400 expert speakers and meet with 200 exhibitors at the 21st edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (MEOS) from today until March 21 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

 This year’s conference theme ‘Resilience through Talent and Technology Transformation’ reflects on how the industry can stay the course as it stands on the brink of a technological revolution while dealing with the implications of a long-lasting low-oil-price environment.

 The Bahrain Writers’ Creative Workshop will take place at The Juffair Grand Hotel’s coffee shop at 7.30pm.

For information, contact 39574795.

 Check out The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s new One Night in Bangkok-themed night from 7pm at La Mosaique Restaurant, priced BD13net, with a special beverages package available too.

For details, contact 17531122.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s Harvesters Back to School-themed party starts at 9pm. Entry is free.

For details, contact 17531122.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Pazzi Per La Pasta at Primavera, will offer a special set menu, including five signature Italian dishes that can be shared by up to four guests, cooked up by Chef Vincenzo Nigro from 7pm to 11pm. The dinner is every Monday and priced at BD34net per set.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Entertainment Plus will be presenting Horrible Histories, Barmy Britain at the Cultural Hall today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are priced at BD14net and are available for sale at Alosra Supermarket. There is a special offer of four tickets for BD50net.

For details, call 39616858 or email entertainmentplusint@gmail.com

 Tuesday (March 19)

Every Tuesday, Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House inside Best Western Plus - The Olive Hotel hosts an authentic Tex-Mex cuisine with Latin entertainment from 5pm-midnight. Each week there are various food and beverage specials to keep things fresh.

Call 17360063 for more details.

 Ladies Night at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa every Tuesday, where women receive a 50 per cent discount for the hotel’s lounges, spas and restaurants, excluding Raosi by Vineet.

For details, contact 17713000 or email info@gulfhotelbahrain.com

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain has a Catch of The Day Seafood Night starting at 7pm and priced BD18net (food only with beverage package available) at La Mosaique restaurant.

For details, contact 17531122.

 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s bFit Health Club is offering swimming classes every Monday and Wednesday. Classes for children aged eight to 11 are from 4pm-4.45pm, classes for children aged five to seven are from 5pm-5.45pm, and adult classes are from 6pm-6.45pm. The classes are priced BD40 per month for bFit Crowne Plaza Bahrain members, and BD50 per month (eight sessions) for non-members.

For bookings, contact 17531122.

 Enjoy Taco Tuesdays at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s Cantina Kahlo from 6pm to 10pm. Choose from 10 varieties of tacos for BD22net per person. It’s also inclusive of one selected beverage.

For more details, contact 17586499 or email rc.bahrz.restaurant.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

 Gulf Night Out for fun, food and music at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa from 8pm by the poolside.

For details, contact 17713000 or email info@gulfhotelbahrain.com 







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