Prince Khaled And Matthew Kenney Launch Plant-Based Menu At The Four Seasons Bahrain Bay

The healthy plant-based menu called 'Folia' offers a range of starters, entrées, and desserts including watermelon poke, a wild mushroom sandwich, and coco-berry mousse
Folia plant-based menu
The dishes feature seasonal, plant-based ingredients (Photo: Supplied)

A healthy new plant-based menu will be launched at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in Manama next month.

The 'Folia' menu was created by chef Matthew Kenney, in partnership with Saudi-based KBW Ventures, founded by Chief Executive Officer HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud.

It offers a range of offers a range of seasonal starters, entrées, and desserts, including hearts of palm ceviche with cherry tomato, wild mushroom sandwich with caramelized onions and truffle aioli, and coconut cream pie among others.

Collaboration success

"I am thrilled to present Folia at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in collaboration with my partner Chef Matthew Kenney. Building on the success of our first collaborative effort at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, it gives me immense pride to launch Folia in the Kingdom of Bahrain as our premier Middle East destination," Prince Khaled, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KBW Ventures, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

"Chef Kenney's ingenuity at crafting cuisine positions the menu’s selection as attractive to all diners. The concept, dedicated to guests looking to experience an array of quality healthy choices, demonstrated immediate success shortly after its launch in California.

"Now, KBW Ventures is proud to share Chef Kenney's selection in Manama, allowing visitors to Four Seasons from all over the Gulf to choose delicious and considered dining through Folia."

Prince Khaled
Prince Khaked (Photo: Supplied)

Food innovation

"At Four Seasons, we are always looking for fresh ways to innovate and create unique experiences for our guests," Richard Raab, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, added. "With increasing numbers of travelers seeking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, the appeal of plant-based cuisine has never been stronger.

"In addition to providing outstanding fine dining for our vegan guests, this new menu will also offer a delightful surprise for those unfamiliar with the tremendous array of dishes available in the plant-based world – particularly when a master chef is at the helm.

"We are excited to bring Matthew Kenney's vision of healthy eating to life here in Bahrain, and look forward to introducing our guests to the many flavors of Folia's plant-based cuisine."

The menu will launch at the Hotel's Bay View Lounge from March 15. It follows Folia's successful introduction at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in California last year.

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