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. 

Bateel proudly announces new location in iconic Selfridges & Co

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailor of gourmet food, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in ionic department store, Selfridges & Co, London, United Kingdom. The opening marks the 2nd UK venue and an another successful step in the expansion plan outside of the GCC region.

Housed in a prime position within Selfridges, Bateel gourmet will offer visitors a truly authentic experience in the heart of London. Sure to please even the most demanding food connoisseurs, Bateel’s unique range of quality products are set to delight discerning London shoppers, looking for something different.

From extraordinary organic fresh or filled dates, chocolates and date-infused sweets, to exquisite olive oil and unique date balsamic vinegar from Umbria, Italy, customers will soon be flocking to the Bateel counters to sample these carefully curated luxuries.

Bringing new meaning to the art of gift-giving, each package bearing the Bateel name echoes a long tradition of gift offering and is a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The wide selection of luxurious and traditional packaging will offer a choice to suit all occasions, whether for family, friends or business associates. Each package awaits the selection of gourmet chocolates, dates or cookies, with customers expertly guided by Bateel’s knowledgeable and passionate team.

Bateel CEO Dr Ata Atmar commented "We are pleased to announce another successful opening in one of the world’s most prestigious department stores in the heart of London. Bateel is known for producing the best dates in the world, having reinvented and elevated the product to a gourmet luxury offering. Bateel dates and   an exclusive complementary range of gourmet products such as origin date chocolate, date honey will offer a new gourmet experience to food connoisseur in London. In addition, we are proud to celebrate this opening with the launch of a beautiful range of wrapped chocolates, exclusively found at Selfridges.”

Bateel will open at Selfridges & Co, on 29th September, 2017. 

Bateel International announces newest location at Red Sea Mall, Jeddah

Bateel International is delighted to announce their most recent opening in the city of Jeddah, at the prestigious Red Sea Mall. From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry. With boutiques and cafés worldwide, this latest opening aligns with the company’s continued expansion plans. The Red Sea Mall will be home to Jeddah’s third Café Bateel, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for a fresh and flavourful foodie experience.  

The new location will combine Café Bateel’s seamless blend of Mediterranean cuisine and the distinct tradition of warm Arabic hospitality. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Bateel’s exquisite Afternoon Tea, with exciting seasonal and celebratory menus hand crafted by Bateel’s team of excellent chefs, guests are welcomed to an unforgettable culinary adventure.  

At 290 square meters and providing 119 seats with areas dedicated for families and singles, Café Bateel, Red Sea Mall, will offer busy shoppers a relaxed sanctuary to recharge the batteries and savour a delicious choice of fresh juices, hearty pastas, nourishing main course and indulgent desserts.

Ideally located in the northern suburbs of Jeddah, Red Sea Mall attracts a discerning crowd that will revel in a haven of gastronomic delight, at the new Café Bateel.

Bateel Red Sea Mall is now open.

The Art of Afternoon Tea – Curated by Bateel

Café Bateel announces the launch of its new Afternoon tea throughout the GCC, a curation of assorted gourmet treats served with a cup of Bateel’s finest. Having established themselves as the go to spot for the best Qahwa in town, Bateel now moves to the tea market, a natural progression for the industry leader in gourmet fine foods.

Pair your perfect afternoon with a side of gourmet treats, ideal for a day with the girls. Tea aficionados and food lovers alike can now find all the makings of the classic afternoon tea, with a Bateel twist, at Café Bateel outlets throughout the GCC. Bateel continues to seamlessly marry Western influences with its quintessentially Middle Eastern touch, from the Baba Ghanoush toast served alongside a classic salmon finger sandwich to Kholas Pecan Pie with a bite of traditional English fruitcake. Curating the perfect palate, Bateel provides a selection of teas to bring the diverse flavours together into one harmonious afternoon.

For those that want to carry the comfort of Bateel warm, robust and full bodied teas back to their own homes, the Bateel loose teas provide an excellent array of options fit for all palates. The new line of Bateel teas carries robust flavours from around the world, with each blend telling its own unique story. Sourced from the world’s oldest tea estate, the Makaibari teas tell a tale of tea heritage, with the Silver Tips Imperial Tea ranking among the world’s most expensive cups. Other Bateel luxury teas are sourced from the Palais des Thés in Paris, with this dynamic variety now available in Bateel boutiques there is sure to be a blend that is just your cup of tea.

Each a gourmet journey in itself, these Bateel teas form the beginning of a new segment for Bateel Gourmet. Whilst the Afternoon tea cater the Café’s loved fare to special afternoons spent with loved ones. Speaking of the new collection, COO of Bateel International, Henrik Anderson said: “Our teas are unique and very popular in the cafes, just like any other ingredient, we have selected the best tea producers, and therefore demand was very high. It was the natural best step to expand the Bateel horizons in this direction.”

The afternoon tea & fine loose leaf teas are now available in Bateel’s boutiques and cafés, in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, and Oman. The Afternoon tea is priced at AED 98 per person for the classic selection and AED 110 per person for the Gourmet selection.

UAE

Abu Dhabi: The Galleria, Nation Towers, 

Dubai: JBR, Marina Walk, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, DIFC, Town 

Centre, Arabian Ranches

Kuwait:

Avenues, Al Bidaa

KSA: 

Al Khobar: Al Shaikh Avenue 

Jeddah: Le Prestige Mall, Assila Tower

Riyadh: Al Hamra Mall,Tahlia Street, Olaya District

Oman: Muscat, The Waves

Perfecting the art of Eid Gifts with Bateel

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate stop for the perfect gifts for those near and dear this Eid al Adha.

With one of the most anticipated celebrations of the calendar just around the corner, Bateel present an exquisite range of gourmet gifts available in its network of boutiques across the GCC or at bateelonline.com. Fully customizable and available in a range of sizes, designs and shapes, Bateel is the answer to saying it with love this Eid, be it with the finest wrapped chocolates or the freshest, organic dates.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. Bateel’s gift range is a chocolate lovers dream with eye-catching, jars and plates finished with a gold or silver application and designed specially to present the finest wrapped chocolates.  Bateel is proud to have perfected the art of gift giving, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of charming gourmet experiences.

The Bateel wrapped chocolates are available exclusively at Bateel’s network of Boutiques and are made of the finest ingredients, using the most delicious recipes and flavours; offering a premium range of delicious ganache and pralines encased in single origin chocolate. Fill a box of choice with these delectable chocolate treats perfect for the ultimate indulgence, to be savoured with family and friends.

Now offering a convenient next day delivery throughout the UAE and KSA, gifting Bateel has never been easier. A wide range of the finest dates and gift boxes are available for online order and delivery at www.bateelonline.com allowing those celebrating to avoid the hustle and bustle of the malls and spend their time where it matters the most.

Bateel International announces newest location at Al Hamra Mall, Riyadh KSA

 

Bateel International is delighted to announce the opening of its sixth location in the city of Riyadh, at the prestigious Al Hamra Mall. From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognized and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry. With boutiques and cafés worldwide, this latest opening aligns with the company’s continued expansion plans. The Al Hamra Mall outlet will be home to both boutique and café, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting.

Bateel’s renowned boutique will provide a distinctly different offering to visitors of Al Hamra Mall. Recognised for inventing and cultivating the world’s only gourmet dates, today it is the ultimate food lover’s paradise. From authentic dates and exquisite chocolates, pralines and truffles, to other exclusive fine food products, shoppers will be sure to find the perfect gift to suit all occasions. From birthdays, seasonal celebrations to family dinner parties, guests will be spoilt for choice.

The new location will also present Café Bateel’s seamless blend of Mediterranean cuisine and the distinct tradition of warm Arabic hospitality. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with exciting seasonal and celebratory menus hand crafted by Bateel’s team of excellent chefs, guests are welcomed to an unforgettable culinary experience.

Located along Shaikh Hasan Ibn Hussain Ibn Ali Road. Al Hamra Mall is a city hot-spot and perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking the perfect gift or to indulge in a premium gastronomic offering with Bateel Boutique & Café.

Location

Al Hamra Mall

Shaikh Hasan Ibn Hussain Ibn Ali Rd, King Faisal, Riyadh 13215, Saudi Arabia

Celebrate summer with two new tantalising menus at Café Bateel

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of two new and delicious menus, set to add a dash of flavour and fun to mealtimes this summer. Diners can delight in fresh and healthy options from the Summer Seasonal menu, packed with a choice of innovative dishes or cool off with Café Bateel’s long awaited Sundae menu, which features decedent desserts that the whole family will love.

*The Summer Seasonal menu is available now and the Sundae menu will be available from 09.07.17in all cafés across the UAE.

Summer Seasonal menu

The refreshed menu includes a selection of healthy salads, wholesome main courses and delectable desserts. Highlights include the Tuna Superfood, a salad made with seared Saku tuna, a tangy quinoa mixed with avocado, jirjir, olives, onions, cherry tomatoes and grilled peppers, finished with a delicate apple dressing.  A new range of sandwiches and mains make for a perfect lunch option, with the Chicken Panini with Emmenthal, the healthy Goji Berry Spaghetti with tomato sauce, basil and seared Buffalo Mozzarella and the Chilean Seabass, culinary pleasures not to miss. The new menu celebrates the season, offering guests the perfect dining experience including a choice of delicious desserts with treats such as the Raspberry Tiramsu, with mascarpone cream layered with traditional Italian sponge fingers topped with raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries, providing a sweet finish.  

Sundae Menu

Guests are invited to cool off this summer with a range of indulgent delicacies to ignite the senses. Café Bateel’s new Sundae menu offers a choice of unique dessert combinations, Bateel’s famous Artisan ice creams, a choice of delicious ice cream shakes and of course some signature toppings for added flavourful excitement. Soon to be favourites include the Bateel Date Sundae, served with homemade yoghurt ice cream, warm caramel sauce, Chantilly whipped cream and caramelised pecans, or the Isfahan Sundae, a heady mix of Panna cotta ice cream with meringue pieces, Chantilly whipped cream, fresh raspberries and lychee, combined with a raspberry rose coulis, and the Lemon Tart Sundae, with lemon ice cream, meringue pieces, Chantilly whipped cream and a sweet crumble topping. The menu will leave diners spoilt for choice this summer, making Café Bateel the only place to stay cool this season.  

Perfecting the art of Eid Gifts with Bateel

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate stop for the perfect gifts for those near and dear this Eid al Fitr.

With one of  the most anticipated celebrations of the calendar just around the corner, Bateel launches an exquisite new range of traditional gift boxes, stunning silver trays, beautiful Italian glassware and gourmet hampers available in its network of boutiques across the GCC or at bateelonline.com. Fully customizable and available in a range of sizes, designs and shapes, Bateel is the answer to saying it with love this Eid, be it with the finest wrapped chocolates or the freshest, organic gourmet dates.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. For 2017 Bateel’s gift range draws on vibrant influences from around the world, lovingly handcrafted so that no two items are the same. From the eye-catching vibrance of the Arabian Nights boxes painstakingly hand-painted by artists in Peru, to the more traditional Eid Mubarak boxes reflecting the spirit of the season, to the elegant all-new Italian glassware range comprising of beautifully mouth blown vases, jars and plates finished with a real gold or silver application and designed specially to present the finest wrapped chocolates, Bateel is proud to have perfected the art of gift giving, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of delightful gourmet experiences.

The Bateel wrapped chocolate range is made of the finest ingredients and using the most delicious recipes and flavours; offering a premium range of delicious ganaches and pralines encased in single origin chocolate. Fill a box of choice with these delectable chocolate treats perfect for gifting the ultimate indulgence after a month fasting.

Now offering a convenient next day delivery throughout the UAE and KSA, gifting Bateel has never been easier. A wide range of the finest dates, gift boxes and gourmet hampers are available for online order and delivery at www.bateelonline.com allowing those celebrating to avoid the hustle and bustle of the malls and spend their time where it matters the most, with their loved ones. 

Bateel International Unveils Ramadan Collection in Collaboration with Nina Ali

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, teamed up with influencer, Nina Ali to showcase its exquisite Ramadan Collection at the flagship branch at The Walk, JBR. Setting the scene for festivities ahead of the commencement of the holy month, the GCC’s leading provider of luxurious gifts and gourmet food, unveiled this year’s bespoke selection of luxurious and seasonally appropriate delicacies.

The celebrated JBR branch was adorned with glistening pieces from the newest range of luxurious gift boxes, trays and hampers from the GCC’s one stop destination for Ramadan gifting. From opulent silver trays laden with endless varieties of the brand’s famous gourmet dates to intrinsically hand-painted Peruvian glass boxes filled with premium gourmet delights, the event offered a true taste of Ramadan.  Guests such as Sheida Babereza and Farhana Bodi sampled this year’s Iftar menu, with celebrated Dubai chef, Lidija Abu Ghazaleh remarking on the highlights of the menu, the wholesome Lamb Confit and Farro Risotto and the creamy Chicken Fusilli. Olympian Maxim Bouchard commended the variety of healthy options on the hearty menu, whilst Gehna Advani complimented the Bateel Date Pudding for its rich and decadent flavours.

Following an informative and immersive date tasting session with General Manager, Tina Memic, Bateel announced the inspiration and influence behind this year’s curated collection of gifts, perfect for all.  Drawing on its rich Arabic heritage and passion for the unique, each item in the bespoke range of trays, hampers and hand-painted wooden gift boxes is produced to the finest quality to embrace and reflect the region’s rich tradition of elegant gift-giving; a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The selection is proudly offered across Bateel boutiques in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman in the build-up, and during the holy month.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates, date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are peerless in their quality and taste. For those looking for the ultimate in personalized style, boxes can be filled with a generous selection of Bateel’s finest gourmet organic dates, whether plain, filled or chocolate coated. Guests seeking the finest indulgence may opt for a curated edit of premium single origin chocolates.

All Ramadan items are available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques. The full collection can be viewed online at www.bateel.com

Bateel International Announces Newest Location at the Renowned Assila Towers in Jeddah

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Jeddah’s coveted Assila Towers. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with boutiques and cafes in major cities from London to Jakarta. Following the launch of its first café in the city earlier this year, at Le Prestige, Bateel now announces a second location home to both a boutique and cafe, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting, just in time for Ramadan.

Spread across two floors, Jeddah’s newest Bateel location offers the world renowned taste of Bateel to visitors of the Assila Towers, as well as a wide selection of Bateel gourmet products, including organic dates, the finest single origin wrapped chocolates and a range of gourmet gifts, all available for purchase.

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Located on along the Jeddah corniche, the Assila Towers have swiftly become the city’s favourite spot for all those seeking leisure, luxury and everything in between. Bateel is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at Assila Towers, both perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

Celebrating the new launch, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “Following the popularity of our debut café at Le Prestige, we are incredibly excited to announce a second café location in Jeddah. With our new opening we hope to share the Bateel experience with a wider audience, and offer both a Café and Boutique experience under one roof. Ahead of the Ramadan season, we are certain this location will fast become the ideal destination to purchase Ramadan gifts. ”