SHARE IN THE CURATED DELIGHTS OF IFTAR AT CAFÉ BATEEL THIS RAMADAN

In celebration of the Holy Month, Café Bateel, the home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, presents a wholesome Iftar sharing menu offering a lighter and healthier alternative to the city’s lavish Ramadan buffets. Showcasing a fine selection of nutritious gourmet dishes families and friends can delight whilst breaking their fast, with a satisfying range of appetisers, mains and desserts designed to share.

The Iftar experience commences with a taste of quality and tradition as guests are invited to break their fast with Bateel’s finest organic dates, accompanied by a selection of freshly squeezed juices. Next guests can savour Bateel’s homemade soups with a choice of hearty Quinoa and Chickpeas - with fresh tomatoes and basil pesto bruschetta, or Lentil - served with zaatar croutons and a squeeze of lemon for an added kick of flavour.

A selection of light and mouth-watering appetisers are served to share, with highlights including a Halloumi and Quinoa Salad, offering a delicious mix of garden greens, grilled halloumi cheese, quinoa, Ligurian olives and pomegranate seeds, finished with a zesty lemon dressing, or an assortment of fresh and crunchy Crudités served with labneh and Bateel’s delectable new beetroot hummus.

For the main course guests can delight in a collection of carefully curated dishes to share. From Grilled Salmon and Quinoa featuring fresh coriander, asparagus, peas, zucchini and Iranian dry lemon zaatar sauce, to Lamb Confit and Farro Risotto, a hearty combination of delicately braised lamb shoulder served with warm Umbrian farro grains, chickpeas, Greek mushrooms and caramelised onions, or a Mushroom Risotto with fresh shiitake, ceps, black trumpet, Cardoncello, button and chiodini mushrooms, finished with a dusting of Parmesan Reggiano cheese.

To end the wholesome meal, a medley of Bateel’s favourite desserts will be showcased including Bateel date pudding, making for the perfect end to the evening. 

For all things Ramadan, Café Bateel will also be featuring its latest Ramadan collection at all its outlets, showcasing a beautiful selection of gifts that would make for the ultimate centerpiece at any Ramadan setting.

This Ramadan savour quality, tradition, innovation and flavour and break the fast with Café Bateel.

The Iftar menu will be available at all Café Bateel locations across the GCC through the Holy Month of Ramadan from Sunset. The four course menu is priced at just 120 per person and includes dates and welcome drinks.

BATEEL INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS LATEST TRAVEL COLLECTION AT TFWA EXHIBITION SINGAPORE

Bateel International the world’s favourite provider of distinctly different gourmet dates and delicacies, will unveil the company’s latest travel retail collection for the international market at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore on May 6th, 2018.

Marking Bateel’s first exhibition at the renowned conference, the brand will exclusively showcase two new products along with company’s esteemed collection of quality travel retail gifts. Bateel International’s presence at the event will also demonstrate the business’s continued retail growth and expansion within Asia as well as worldwide.  

Visitors to the conference will enjoy an exclusive first look at Bateel’s beautifully designed destination and world map boxes.  The handcrafted pieces, make for the perfect gift and can be filled with a selection of Bateel’s finest organic dates.

Visit the Bateel International team at Stand 2 B32 to learn more about this celebrated brand and their extensive range of gifts and products.  

Café Bateel presents a light, fresh and healthy menu to celebrate the summer season

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of a fresh new seasonal menu for the upcoming summer months. Diners can delight in light and healthy options from soups and salads to mains and desserts, with delicious offerings available for vegans and the health conscious. The new menu is now available in all cafés across the UAE.

The innovative and enticing new menu has been carefully curated by Bateel’s award-winning executive chef Jean Luc Vila, offering a culinary celebration of the finest seasonal ingredients and flavours taking influence from Mediterranean cuisine.  Café Bateel’s chefs have incorporated new and alternative elements which offer a fresh depth of taste and flavour including the new superfood Moringa. A plant native to India, is now grown along the Mediterranean coast where it is dubbed the ‘Miracle Tree’. Moringa which has been linked to having positive health benefits can be utilised in many aspects of cooking and is featured by Café Bateel in a new hearty vegan Moringa Vegetable soup.

With multiple options for vegetarians and vegans, the menu offers a new vibrancy to Café Bateel’s cuisine and reinforces its Mediterranean credentials. Highlights include the Healthy Green Bowl - A healthy vegan bowl with quinoa, grains, spinach, kale, green peas, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, green tomatoes, French beans, mixed seeds and zingy lemon dressing and the Tiger Prawn Risotto - Jumbo tiger prawns on a bed of Venere black rice renowned for its health benefits and trumpet mushrooms with Parmesan Reggiano cheese. Guests looking for a sweet treat can delight in a choice of four seasonal desserts including Pomelos Cheesecake - a crispy biscuit base topped with cream cheese, grapefruit, yuzu, strawberry purée and cream cheese mousse or the irresistible Apricot and Milk Chocolate Cake with crunchy almond biscuit and layers of apricot and yuzu compote, topped with milk chocolate cream.

To beat the summer heat, the menu showcases refreshing chilled beverages including the Peach Delight - A tasty blend of peach with orange, apple and strawberry, providing the quintessential taste of summer for all of the family to enjoy.

Café Bateel’s Seasonal Summer menu is now available across all cafés in the UAE. Click here to review the menu.

Gifts for all this Ramadan at Bateel

The Holy month of Ramadan welcomes a time of unity and the spirit of generosity. The occasion bids a season to renew relationships and the coming together of family and friends alike. A long-standing gesture during this special month encourages the giving and receiving of gifts with those near and dear, strengthening the bonds and creating memories for the years to come.

This year, Bateel International sheds light on the etiquette of gifting by offering a series of beautiful collections. Those looking for a thoughtful present this Ramadan can choose from a variety of options, but nothing offers more meaning and sincerity during this time than the giving and receiving of dates.

It is customary that the fast is broken with dates, delivering essential nutrients and energy to revive body and mind whilst upholding age old traditions that intrinsically connect past with present. Cultivated with extreme diligence, pure dedication and attention to detail, Bateel organics dates offer guests an unrivalled level of excellence, matchless quality and unparalleled taste, promising the perfect gift this Ramadan. 

 

The Bateel Touch

This year Bateel International presents a bespoke collection of gift boxes, trays and hampers, perfect for family gatherings. The collection showcases contemporary and mesmerising designs delicately handcrafted onto mirrored glass by Peruvian artists using subtle hues of gold, silver and calming turquoise.

Iftar Gifting

During Ramadan, it is customary for families to host lavish Iftars for one another; breaking bread together as the sun sets, and spending the evening in prayer and contemplation, considering the significance of Ramadan.

Nearly as important as gathering with friends and family are the gifts and tokens of appreciation shared, and for that Bateel provides an array of stunning options that will delight one and all.  Bateel’s Jumeirah Chests and Royal Turquoise Drawer gift boxes add vibrancy and a chic element to the time-honoured practice of gifting, each of the offerings are generously filled with a fine selection of Bateel’s  Gourmet organic dates.

Corporate Gifting

Bateel’s collection also offers a bespoke range of charming gift boxes that are ideal for corporate gifting for colleagues. With clean finishes and decorative ribbons, these gifts add a touch of flair to any office Iftar event.

Grand Gifts

For those looking to make a statement, Bateel’s selection of trays such as the Silver Trays, Modern Art Trays or Juno Trays provide an elaborate display for a bespoke selection of organic dates. For every host, these exquisite platters are the must-have centrepiece for the essential Ramadan table. In addition to this, Bateel’s étagère makes for the perfect masterpiece at any iftar hosting. Gift with pride, with Bateel’s fully customisable Hamper collection showcased in premium honey, beautiful, handcrafted boxes filled with organic dates or deluxe chocolates, all accompanied by delightful cooking companions like Bateel’s olive oil and date balsamic vinegar.

Gift tradition, gift taste, gift quality, gift Bateel this Ramadan

Available at all Bateel Boutiques from April 1st

Make This Mother's Day Special with Bateel

Bateel offers an exquisitely unique collection of gifts to treat mums this Mother’s Day

Bateel the GCC’s favourite provider of distinctly different gourmet products, offers a collection of quality gifts to make this Mother’s Day extra special.

Presenting endless ways to treat those nearest and dearest, Bateel’s choice of luxury gift boxes dazzle in modern whites, elegant rose gold, timeless pink and subtle reds. Elegantly hand finished and filled with a selection of Bateel’s signature delicacies, creating the perfect token of affection.

Bateel’s finely curated hampers are ready to be filled with a personalised selection of Bateel’s renowned fare, from exceptional single-origin chocolates to the finest organic dates, or even premium honey. For something a little different, guests can include some of Bateel’s perfect cooking companions sourced from around the globe, including Italian olive oil or delicious date balsamic vinegar, ensuring each gift is as unique and special as every mother.

Café Bateel offers the perfect opportunity to cherish quality time with mum. Savour and share the most delicious cakes and pastries including specially prepared Mother’s Day cheese cake or indulge with Bateel’s traditional afternoon tea, perfect for two.

From exquisite gift boxes to date-infused sweets and savouries, as well as finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are unrivalled in quality and taste. Available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s Boutiques from 6th March, to celebrate this Mother’s Day.

Bateel Celebrates First Anniversary at Doha Tower

Café Bateel, the leading Mediterranean restaurant and gourmet food brand, marked its successful first year at Doha Tower, Qatar on February 1st, 2018. To commemorate the occasion, the brand hosted VIP friends, families and local media, welcoming guests with a glass of acclaimed sparkling date juice and a taste of Bateel’s delicious bites.

Synonymous with reinventing and elevating the date to a gourmet product, Bateel is renowned globally for culinary excellence, showcased within more than 30 cafes and 50 boutiques worldwide. Café Bateel was launched in Qatar in 2016, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. The brand’s strong philosophy of quality and service has prevailed to position Café Bateel as one of the region’s favourite casual restaurants offering a tempting selection of delicious, wholesome food and beverages served in a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere. Bateel’s tradition has been further recognized by the BBC Good Food Awards, where the restaurant has been awarded the prestigious accolade of Best Café for two consecutive years in a row

The brand reflects authenticity and dedication to quality and innovation with a nod to the company’s Arabic heritage. Offering diners high quality, healthy and original menus from breakfast to dinner with a selection of freshly baked breads and pastries, soups, salads, pastas, main courses and not forgetting Café Bateel famous desserts, ready to satisfy any appetite. In addition, Bateel’s prospering catering division continues to deliver a range of delectable options, both savoury and sweet, perfect to enhance any special occasion.

As Bateel marks its first prosperous year in Qatar, the group look to the future with an exciting calendar of menus and flavours, whilst never wavering from the known famous distinctive hospitality of Café Bateel.

Say it with Bateel this Valentine’s Day

Bateel, the globally renowned gourmet boutique, is delighted to introduce a new range of exquisite gifts, designed especially to celebrate with that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Available throughout all Bateel Boutiques across the GCC from January 30th, Bateel’s Valentine’s gifts showcase exceptional taste in flavour and design, displayed in exquisite heart-shaped boxes suitably fashioned in deep reds and pinks and packed with delicious single-origin chocolates and gourmet dates, offering the most delectable delights for all loved ones.

Each box can be customised with a selection of delicious treats, such as Bateel’s indulgent heart-shaped single-origin chocolates individually wrapped and showcased in the colour of love: red, pink, or rose gold– making for the perfect token of affection. Give more on the special day, with Bateel’s Valentine’s Hamper, featuring a selection of Bateel’s gourmet food favourites, ideal for that special someone.

Crafted with care, using only the finest quality ingredients, Bateel’s enchanting gifts promise to surprise and delight loved ones this February.

 

Bateel’s array of Valentine’s gift boxes are available across all Bateel boutiques in the GCC, starting January 30th.

 

Café Bateel celebrates the new season with the launch of a delicious Kids Menu

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of its delightful new Kids Menu. Created with the little ones in mind, Bateel will be adding a dash of delicious fun to kid’s mealtimes this new year.

Bateel’s little diners can indulge in a yummy breakfast menu available throughout the day, featuring family favourites such as, Eggs any style served with sautéed potatoes and crispy turkey bacon, or those with a sweet tooth can enjoy Pancakes, served with fresh berries, maple syrup & delicately whipped cream, or try a hearty serving of Belgian Waffles, with fresh berries, chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis. To keep things light, youngsters can also choose the Crunchy Granola served with fresh fruit yoghurt.

The culinary fun doesn’t stop there with a set of delectable main course offerings sure to delight young taste buds. Highlights include the tender Beef Fillet served with rich homemade mashed potatoes, the healthy and enriching Grilled Chicken Breast served with perfectly seasoned sautéed potatoes, or for a twist on a classic mac and cheese, Café Bateel offers the Pasta Gratin, oven baked pasta topped with a creamy and satisfying cheese sauce. The mouthwatering selection is perfect for lunch or dinner providing a healthy and wholesome treat to fill hungry bellies.

Ending on a sweet note, desserts options includes the irresistible Vanilla Cheesecake, with flavourful berries and Bateel’s classic Date Shake turns mini, providing a tasty combination of homemade vanilla ice cream blended with milk and Bateel’s own Rhutab dates.

 

Bateel International Appoints New Country Manager for Qatar

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailer of gourmet foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Davi to the position of Country Manager for Qatar.   From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry, with seven successful outlets in Qatar, including four cafes and three boutiques. Davi will oversee all store operations as well as corporate gifting, to drive the dynamic market forward into 2018.  

With over two decades of experience in hospitality, restaurants and catering, Davi joins Bateel with a wealth of industry and the local market knowledge, having worked throughout the Middle East, including Qatar since 2011. In roles with an array of international brands Davi has previously lead substantial projects with companies such as Starwood Hotels, W Doha Hotel & Residences and M.H Al Shaya Co.

Following a robust 2017, Bateel International continues to lead the way in Mediterranean cuisine and gourmet dates. The company is delighted to welcome Davi on board to work together for innovation in the market, whilst maintaining the level of quality now synonymous with the Bateel name. The group looks forward to an exciting and successful 2018 both in Qatar and worldwide. 

Bateel International Appoints New Country Manager for Kuwait

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailer of gourmet foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Nielsen to the position of Country Manager for Kuwait.  From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry, with five successful outlets in Kuwait, including three cafes and two boutiques. Nielsen will oversee all store operations as well as corporate gifting, to drive the dynamic market forward into 2018.  

A Danish national, Nielsen has over 17 years’ experience in the Kuwaiti market, working in leadership roles within the hotel and restaurant industry. Holding previous positions with international brands such as Radisson Blu Hotels and M.H. Al Shaya, Nielsen is well placed to further guide the Bateel brand towards a prosperous and vibrant future in the region.

Following a robust 2017, Bateel International continues to lead the way in Mediterranean cuisine and gourmet dates. The company is delighted to welcome Nielsen on board to work together for innovation in the market, whilst maintaining the level of quality now synonymous with the Bateel name. The group looks forward to an exciting and successful 2018 both in Kuwait and worldwide.