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. 

Celebrate the season with Café Bateel

Café Bateel reveals a Signature Festive Dessert Menu for 2017

Café Bateel, therenowned Mediterranean restaurant brightens up its menu this year with a decadent selection of festive desserts to celebrate the season. Guests at Café Bateel are invited to indulge in traditional Christmas classics with a distinctive Bateel twist. 

Available now at all Café Bateel’s UAE, the festivedessert offerings include: the Christmas Stollen, boasting the familiar flavours of the classic German fruit-bread, baked to perfection and generously filled with the finest marzipan. The extravagant and delightfully sweet, Mont Blanc, offers a hazelnut crust, laden with chestnut cremeux, infused blueberries, vanilla and chestnut vermicelli. One to boost the festive spirit this season; the Gingerbread Latte, a delicately spiced flavoured latte with the warm and vibrant essence of ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

A time to share with loved ones, sleigh away into cocoa dreams with the Milk Chocolate Sledge Log, decorated on a chocolate sponge base, topped with milk chocolate ganache, available to pre-order and ready to collect at guests preferred outlet in just two days. Café Bateel’s festive logs are perfect for families to enjoy over the festive season, available to order from 7th December and for in-café purchase from 21st to 26th December. 

Café Bateel’s desserts menu for this merry season is carefully crafted with care and attention, creating sumptuous desserts that taste as good as they look.  A treat for all the senses, Bateel’s seasonal delights are the ideal gift tobring-along to any celebratory gathering or to enjoy in the familiar comfort of Café Bateel locations throughout the GCC, this festive period.

Café Bateel Wins Best Café 2017

Café Bateel takes home the prestigious BBC Good Food Middle East award

Café Bateel, the globally renowned Mediterranean café and restaurant, has been awarded the coveted title of Best Café 2017 for the second year running at the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards that took place on November 22nd, 2017.

The awards are now in their eighth year and are best known for celebrating the best restaurants within the UAE. In these consumer vote-based awards, end-users are able to vote for their favorite restaurants and chefs, allowing the true voice of the consumer’s to be noted across all the different categories.

Café Bateel was launched in Dubai in 2007, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. With 30 cafés in 5 countries, the success and prevalence of Café Bateel is evident. The brand’s strong philosophy of quality and service has prevailed to position Café Bateel as one of the regions favourite casual restaurants, beloved for its innovative yet accessible menu offering a tempting selection of delicious, wholesome food and beverages served in a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Deck the halls this festive season with unique gifts by Bateel

Bateel reveals 2017 Signature Holiday Collection

Bateel, the globally renowned gourmet boutique is delighted to present its 2017 range of unique festive gift boxes, advent calendars, stocking fillers and charming sleigh hampers, ideal for the upcoming holiday season. Embracing the rich tradition of gift-giving, the latest collection includes a variety of deluxe festive offerings that provide the premium taste and quality that has become synonymous with Bateel.

Celebrated for the exquisite range of packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel presents endless options to make finding the perfect gift a truly effortless experience this season. 

Sweeten the countdown to Christmas Day with Bateel’s beautiful range of advent calendars offering a modern twist on the nostalgic, perfect for children and adults alike to savour a Bateel treat each day throughout the month. 

Treat the office Secret Santa with a range of the finest Bateel dates and origin chocolates presented in a wide range of gift boxes and festive ornament ball boxes, perfect for those looking for that special something.  

Delight friends and family with a Bateel gourmet hamper. Truly customisable, Bateel’s luxury hampers are the perfect gift solution for those who love the finer things in life.  Simply choose from Bateel’s wonderful range of exquisite packaging including the enchanting festive sleigh and fill with a bespoke selection of gourmet products, from the finest Bateel dates and chocolates to festive cakes and sparkling juices to winter jams and gourmet teas to create the ultimate foodie’s dream present.  Charm loved ones with the fully customizable Bateel trays, making for the perfect centerpiece and adding that final personal touch to any festive setting.
Share a little joy this season and make this year’s gifts thoughtful, distinctive and delicious with Bateel.

Celebrate with Bateel this National Day

Bateel, the globally renowned gourmet boutique is delighted to introduce its National Day Collection. Showcasing eloquently branded wrapped chocolates and a range of luxury gifts, proudly presented in the traditional colours of the UAE.

Embrace the essence of rich tradition in the UAE, with Bateel’s wrapped sweet treats, providing a premium range of delicious ganache and pralines encased in the finest single origin chocolate. Alternatively, keep close to the regional favorite and spoil family and friends with Bateel’s signature assorted dates, promising the finest gourmet offering in the region.

Bateel’s National Day Collection delights with an assortment of delectable offerings reflecting the spirit of the festive day, promising the perfect centrepiece for any celebration, this 46th UAE National Day.

Please see attached catalogue for more items. Prices may vary according to assorted contents.

The new range of retail items is available now across all Bateel stores in the UAE until December 2nd, 2017.

Café Bateel Celebrates 10 Successful Years of Culinary Excellence

Café Bateel, the leading Mediterranean restaurant, marks its 10th year anniversary with celebrations starting from 15th October 2017, when guest will be welcomed in cafes with a complimentary glass of Bateel’s famous sparkling date juice.

Beginning in agriculture with its date palm groves at Al Ghat, Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognised conglomerate with boutiques and cafés across the globe, from London to USA. Synonymous with reinventing and elevating the date to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired gourmet food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. 

Taking the brand a step further, Café Bateel was launched in Dubai in 2007, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. With 29 cafés in 5 countries, the success and prevalence of Café Bateel is evident. The brands, strong philosophy of quality and service has prevailed to position Café Bateel, as one of the regions favourite casual restaurants, beloved for its innovative yet accessible menu offering a tempting selection of delicious, wholesome food and beverages served in a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International, commented on the occasion: "2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of Café Bateel. Our ten-year journey, providing truly unique and rich culinary experience to loyal Café Bateel customers around the Gulf, has been inspirational. Our firm commitment to the Bateel brand values of quality, innovation and authenticity, which has earned us a unique position in the market, shall continue to delight our customers and inspire all of us at Bateel to reach new heights. Looking forward we will continue with our mission to offer sustainable and healthy choices, by expanding our organic ingredients range and fair trade practices.”

Café Bateel will mark the occasion with a menu carefully curated by Bateel’s revered executive chef, Jean Luc Vila. The menu reflects Café Bateel’s authenticity and dedication to quality and innovation with a nod to the company’s Arabic heritage. Offering a taste of some of Bateel’s classic dishes, whilst including some new and original flavours the menu will showcase the best in Mediterranean fare using quality Fairtrade ingredients.

With a choice of healthy and flavourful delights guests will be offered a selection of soups, salads, pastas, main courses and not forgetting Café Bateel famous desserts, each dish with a story to tell. Highlights include, the Bateel Palm Salad, a 10th year café anniversary signature dish. A heady combination of red chard lettuce, fresh palm heart, truffle olive oil with tangy onion mustard dressing. Served with a choice of grilled vegetables, marinated prawns or seared tuna saku. The Lobster Rigatoni, slow-cooked Canadian lobster in light curry sauce with sliced tomato, lemon and coriander provides a medley of marrying flavours to ignite the taste buds. The delicate Saffron Sea Bass, is perfect for those looking for a lighter main course, is served with green asparagus, risotto and saffron cream. With five tantalising desserts available, guests will be spoilt for choice with the option to wash down this feast with a signature Bateel Date Lemonade

As Bateel marks 10 successful years the group look to the future with an exciting calendar of menus and flavours and dynamic expansion, whilst never wavering for the wholesome Mediterranean fare and distinctive Arabic hospitality Café Bateel has become synonymous with.