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A food boutique

September 22 - September 28, 2021
Gulf Weekly A food boutique
Gulf Weekly A food boutique
Gulf Weekly A food boutique

Gourmet food lovers will be able to take The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s dining experience home, thanks to its recently launched epicerie, writes Mai Al-Khatib-Camille.

La Gourmandise – the new luxurious gourmet food shop conceptualised by Yann Bernard Lejard, the five-star hotel’s culinary and food and beverage director – features a variety of sweet and savoury delicacies from the hotel’s signature restaurants as well as quality items imported from Asia and Europe.

It features nearly 200 different products including a selection of premium meat, salmon, market-fresh vegetables, a variety of cheese, pastries, oils, spices, handmade pasta, pre-cooked meals, beverages, and a lot more.

The aim is for the shop to become the finest food boutique in the heart of Seef, where shoppers can find everything they need, from breakfast, lunch to dinner, under one roof.

“We believe that in a post-pandemic scenario, guests are inclined to eat healthier at home much more often and La Gourmandise provides a unique shopping experience with exquisite products from passionate local producers and from abroad,” said general manager Bernard de Villèle during the opening on Sunday.

“Staying true to our promise to provide the finest personal experience for our guests that they can indulge in the Ritz-Carlton treats and experience even at the comfort of their homes, we have built a unique place where guests will have a choice to pick up either a delicious pre-cooked meal from our kitchen or buy premium ingredients for a well-cooked meal, like a handmade pasta or a generous helping of Camembert cheese.

“La Gourmandise will provide carefully selected products for their distinct flavours, origin, and artisan production; to create a unique place where modern and classic blend together for a culinary journey of excellence.”

La Gourmandise is open daily from 9am to 9pm and for details, visit or contact the hotel’s dining experts at 1758 6499 or the hotel directly at 1758 0000. Also, tag your Ritz-Carlton Bahrain photos #RCMemories and follow  @ritzcarltonbahrain on Facebook and Instagram.

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