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Blue Elephant Bahrain makes news
April 2004 646

The newly-opened Blue Elephant Bahrain is possibly one of the largest restaurants in the Kingdom.

The restaurant, with 340 covers spread over the main restaurant, the bars, the terraces and the is undoubtedly authentic Thai, said its designer Yves Burton.
Part of the global Blue Elephant chain, the restuarant is apparently Bahrain's first authentic upper-class Thai restaurant. It is located on a man-made lagoon in the Seef district, close to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Spa, Bahrain.
Resembling a fishing village in Thailand, the hotel has been designed in concept with the market place of Thailand in mind. The Bahrain Blue Elephant is the only one in the world with a fish market.
The chairman of the group, Karl Steppe, said that except for salmon, every other fish is brought in from Bahrain. He said the fish market showed the concept of the group – to push the economy of the country of origin and the local host.
So there will be ingredients of both Thailand and Bahrain in the hotel and in the food it serves. Thai food is akin to Bahraini food, in that it is a many parts instead of just one plate as seen in European food. The hospitality of Thailand and Bahrain are very similar.
The restaurants at the Blue Elephant are the Baan Thai, the Kan Tok, The Terrace, Aman Pouri and the Baan Chiang. Besides these restaurants are the bar and its terrace. The Aman Pouri is the Blue Elephant's main restaurant.
The hotel boasts 40 different wines between white and red, champagne and the old and new world preparations.




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