Bahrain Confidential tries the ‘most exclusive fine dining experience’ at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Just recently, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain welcomed its 12th restaurant concept – an exclusive 16-person experience by award-winning Executive Chef Yann Bernard Lejard. La Table Krug by Y marks the first Krug Ambassade in the world.

The Backstory

From the vineyards of Reims, France, with a heritage dating back to 1843, combined with a master chef that transcends fine dining into high art, the region’s first and smallest fine dining restaurant is born, introducing La Table Krug by Y. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s General Manager Bernard de Villèle shares that this is his second La Table Krug to open after the St. Regis Mexico City’s success. Joining the official Krug Ambassade program, represented in 27 countries all over the world, La Table Krug by Y at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain will mark the 151st Ambassade, the first-ever in the Middle East and the fourth La Table Krug restaurant concept within the community after Vienna, Mexico City, and Berlin.


La Table Krug by Y takes the most discerning of palates on an epicurean 8-course journey of the senses, all with feeling of dining in a 19th century estate house in the country side of France. The EXPeRiMENCe 0.1 menu by Executive Chef Yann Bernard Lejard unveils a sensual 8-course journey with every bite awakening both the palate and mind. ‘EXPeRiMENCe’ is play on words of ‘experiment’ and ‘experience’ which were reflected in each dish. Directeur de Restaurant and master mixologist Riccardo Fabian Ciancilla also takes part in this unique dining experience.

During the evening, each dish was artfully plated in a Picassolike form, we almost didn’t want to dig in! The menu highlights signatures like the: Hamour lemon ginger, light foie gras and Oscietra caviar; Local Bahraini vegetables with confit lobster and mango emulsion; and the Elbow Pasta cooked in a risotto style with unctuous coriander, truffle and quail. The first dish was served in a sardine tin which was an unexpected touch! The desserts also came in like a surprise as each one was presented creatively!

Even the table setting is equally unique – the nouveau high fashion concept of ‘rough luxury’ still serves as an inspiration for the dining concept. What’s even more noteworthy was how each element uses only the finest setting; silver tableware by Christofle, plates by Bernardaud Ecume, crystal glasses by Reidel and even the chef’s touch of hand-made local pottery by Bahrain’s own Nada pottery.

Overall, La Table Krug by Y was a satisfying culmination of delight for all the senses. The night surpassed our expectations – it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience in Bahrain. We’d love to try it again soon!

For additional information, or to reserve, dial the dining concierge directly at (+973) 1758 6699, or email bahrz.latable.krug@ ritzcarlton.com. Follow the hotel on Facebook and Instagram @ritzcarltonbahrain and join the La Table Krug by Y dining conversation using #LTKBY.

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Tuesday –Saturday Price: BHD 120 with special beverage pairings & BHD 90 with soft beverages