The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new restaurant concept, Fusions by Tala on February 13, 2020. Located on the top floor of the south wing building, Fusions by Tala will house The Gulf Hotel’s first rooftop terrace granting impressive views of the Manama skyline. The stunning backdrop will only be surpassed by the unforgettable cuisine and signature cocktails crafted by Bahrain’s own, Chef Tala Bashmi.
Fusions By Tala is leading the culinary renaissance of Middle Eastern cuisine by modernizing traditional Bahraini dishes and presenting them in inspirational ways. Through this new restaurant concept, Chef Tala is delving into her heritage, weaving the delicate strands of family, ancestry, culture and memory with the flavours of Bahraini cuisine and fine dining. From this, she creates dishes to remind people of Bahrain’s rich and vibrant heritage, giving guests a portal into the past and the future of Bahrain.
About the Chef
Chef Tala Bashmi began her culinary career at The Gulf Hotel as part of the prestigious management training program and went on to complete her Masters in International Business in Culinary Management at the Culinary Arts Academy, Cesar Ritz in Lucerne, Switzerland. While many venture out for inspiration, Tala’s key motivation is in conceptualizing local culinary techniques and ingredients, which she believes are underestimated, and creating new and unorthodox tasteful combinations.
She is currently a contestant on Season Four of Top Chef Middle East and has a number of accolades including being a bronze medal winner in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship as a member of the Bahrain national team in 2014, also a runner-up in the “Chopped” Bahrain competition judged by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck in 2015, and runner up in the 2017 Delonghi Chef Competition.
About Gulf Hotel
For over 50 years, The Gulf Hotel has brought the finest cuisines from around the world to the shores of Bahrain. At the core of this legacy is The Gulf Hotel’s committed to training and developing young Bahraini talent through a multidisciplinary management training program.
Firmly positioned as a gastronomic paradise, The Gulf Hotel houses ten of Bahrain’s leading specialty dining restaurants, cafes and lounges. Great importance is placed on the reputation of its restaurants, which is why master chefs from various countries have been commissioned for each of the hotel’s restaurants to ensure that they each deliver a truly authentic product. Enter any of the award-winning restaurants and encounter a unique culinary experience. Cuisines are inspired from Lebanon, Iran, Thailand, China, Japan, Italy, Mexico, India and now Bahrain’s own Middle Eastern flavors. Each restaurant captures the true spirit and flavor of a destination and it is this authenticity that secures The Gulf Hotel’s legendary reputation as the pinnacle of fine dining in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
To experience the award-winning Gulf Hotel restaurants and the Hotel, follow @thegulfhotelbahrain on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow Fusions by Tala on Instagram and Facebook, @fusions.bh. For reservations, please call +973 1774 6284.