Another opportunity knocked on my door (read- through this blog) where I was invited to attend a special menu launch at one of the leading Japanese restaurants in Bahrain.
Maki, a fine contemporary fusion Japanese cuisine restaurant, that exhuberates elegance and culinary innovation had a special menu launch called – ALIAAPPROVED MAKI. Maki collaborated with Alia Almoayed, a nutritional therapist, author, health speaker, and consultant. Alia Almoayed writes health articles for various publications, runs TV and radio programs on health and nutrition, holds lectures and seminars on the on the subject, leads annual health retreats, and heads a number of weight loss projects. If you are interested in checking out her blog, here it is
Maki approached Alia to design her own maki, the latest addition to Maki’s series of health-conscious options. After carefully selecting the ingredients of the maki the “AliaApproved” Maki was born. The “AliaApproved” Maki is the first maki delicately made of brown rice and wrapped with Mame paper (Soybean paper), fresh local grilled Hammour, with fresh Cucumber peels, fresh Avocado, and sprinkled with Wasabi flakes.
The “AliaApproved” Maki was officially launched on October 3rd when the dish was added to Maki’s extensive, diverse menu in a cocktail evening for key members of the press along with Alia’s close family, friends, and peers. I was lucky to be a part of the event through the vibrant PR and design agency OBAI and HILL who invited me to cover this event on my blog.
The entire media was there covering the event where I also met Suzanne of MyBahrain.ME who was covering this event for her tv channel. Since it was a Thursday, I had to get to the event after work hours and I was a bit late. I missed the sushi preparation part where the sushi chef demonstrated how the AliApproved sushi was made.
This was also an opportunity to meet Alia who is a strong advocate of healthy eating. She came across as someone who was warm and very much grounded despite her celebrity status in the country. All the other invitees were digging into their Sushi with great gusto and all in all it was a great evening!
Next time I have a sushi craving, I know where to head. It would be to sample some of AliaApproved Maki
The restaurant is located in the World Trade Centre in Manama. Maki has branches in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Beirut. For reservations or general enquiries in Bahrain, contact +973 17522733 or +973 36999102. For more information about Maki, visit http://www.olivermaki.com