Behind the Scenes with Chef Wolfgang Puck

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Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity chefs, like Wolfgang Puck, are actually like when they’re hard at work in the kitchen? Have you ever dreamed of asking them all of your perplexing kitchen questions and getting their input on your cooking quandaries? Well, I certainly have!

If you remember, last year I had a foodie dream experience when Chef Wolfgang Puck opened his restaurants at the Bahrain Four Seasons Hotel. I thought nothing could possibly top that…I was wrong! This time, I got to cook side by side with the culinary master himself, getting all of his cooking tips and tricks to pass on to you…

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Bahrain Beach Retreat

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Do you want to know the secret to a perfect weekend getaway in Bahrain? For me, it all comes down to three things:

  1. a gorgeous, glittering beach
  2. a luxuriously comfortable hotel with fantastic staff and delicious food
  3. location, location, location

Want to know a hotel that gets gold stars for all three…?

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From Cellar to Lagoon

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I started across the causeway late and checked into my hotel with just enough time to have a quick bite to eat and enjoy the always spectacular view from my room. I always request to stay in this same room because even on an overcast day I never get tired of the view.

Then it was time to hop in the car and head to Amwaj island…for the first time that weekend. The very lovely people at Art Rotana invited me to the opening of their new wine bar, Cellar 59. I was impressed from the start.

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A Sofitel Escape

Have I mentioned that my husband Cody is a rock star? By day he looks like your average (although dashingly handsome) office working company man, but by night he brings the rock and dazzles the masses with his brilliant bass riffs and swaggering rock-god machismo. Back in December he and his band 26 North had a big performance in Bahrain. They were playing at the National Day celebrations at the F1 Track. The whole band and its entourage (read: wives and friends) were planning to stay the weekend at the Sofitel since it is only 5 minutes from the track. So, feeling like a traitor to our usual home-away-from-home, the Ritz, we ventured across the causeway for a weekend at the Sofitel.

I’d never been there before (I fear change!) but when I saw this view I figured things might be alright after all.

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