Al-Faisaliah’s La Brasserie offers ‘experiential dining’

La Brasserie restaurant at Al-Faisaliah Hotel is now open for business in the heart of the capital, Riyadh, introducing an interactive multi-cuisine style that claims to offer authentic dishes and features an extensive menu of international delicacies.
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Updated 17 December 2019

Al-Faisaliah’s La Brasserie offers ‘experiential dining’

La Brasserie restaurant at Al-Faisaliah Hotel is now open for business in the heart of the capital, Riyadh, introducing an interactive multi-cuisine style that claims to offer authentic dishes and features an extensive menu of international delicacies. 

La Brasserie offers “experiential dining” in which the guests and the chef have a close relationship. Therefore, guests can personalize their dish to their liking.

“La Brasserie is a first-of-its-kind restaurant in Saudi Arabia,” a press release said. “It exudes classic charm with fresh details, allowing guests to experience a journey of authentic flavors from around the world. It provides a combination of open kitchens and serving counters to enrich and enhance the guests’ experience.”

The restaurant boasts several distinct stations and counters, namely: A pastry and bakery station, a Japanese and Asian station serving La Brasserie’s signature dim sums, Indian and tandoori cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine, a gourmet salad and seafood bar, in addition to an Arabic live grilling station.

The inauguration ceremony of the new restaurant was held in the presence of senior staff of Al-Khozama and Al-Faisaliah, and members of the press.

Al-Faisaliah Hotels’ Vice President Hospitality Division Luc Delafosse expressed his delight at the launch of the new restaurant, which he described as having a “modern artistic and rustic concept design.”

“The launch of the restaurant is one of the many initiatives offered by Al-Khozama, providing attractive catering and hospitality outlets in Riyadh and the Kingdom, while keeping pace with the remarkable transformation the Kingdom is currently witnessing,” said Delafosse.

Chef Cladys Magagna, director food and beverage and culinary operations at Al-Faisaliah Hotel, said the outlet enjoys a chef-to-guest and pan-to-plate style of service. “The new restaurant offers a multi-faceted and interactive theater of food where guests can enjoy the action and engagement of being able to see and interact with the chefs at work preparing authentic culinary dishes from internationally renowned cuisines,” he added.

Al-Faisaliah Hotel has 224 room and suite accommodations offering state-of-the-art amenities, the finest in 5-star luxury and 24-hour butler service.


Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Updated 26 May 2020

Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to distribute 3,000 food baskets among underprivileged families, which are registered with the ministry’s Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency. The initiative comes in line with the spirit of Ramadan, a month of giving, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year, orphans who are covered under Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program will help in preparing and distributing the baskets to inculcate a sense of giving among them.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Wahaibi, undersecretary at the Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency, hailed Bupa Arabia’s move to involve orphans in preparing and distributing baskets under the supervision of the agency, saying: “This is a caring gesture from Bupa Arabia, and it promotes a sense of belonging among orphans while cultivating the principles of giving, communication and closeness between them and society.”

He added that the initiative supports what the company has been offering orphans for years. More than 2,600 orphans, living in more than 47 homes across the Kingdom, benefit from Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program. The program includes divorced orphans and widows who live with their children in social care homes.

Loay Hisham Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, said: “The orphans will be joining hands to assemble and distribute baskets to the families in an attempt to get a sense of the pride of giving during the holy month. We’ve also extended this to our employees, who collectively prepared 411 food baskets. We hope that we make a real and positive impact through this initiative.”

Bupa Arabia was the first company to offer free health insurance for residents of “Dar Al-Rafeef” in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, the program expanded to cover all orphans residing in shelters supervised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

“We believe that in order to play a proactive role in society, we need to provide more than just health insurance; we should aim to become the health care partner for every orphan in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we would like them to know that we are always by their side,” Nazer said, adding that the orphans receive special treatment and the same services that are given to some VIP clients.

The free health insurance program offers a range of quality services, including a designated hotline to receive calls and provide immediate assistance. Bupa Arabia also developed an integrated program that enables doctors to visit beneficiaries periodically for checkups, and regularly organizes health education workshops to raise awareness. The program is approved by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council and covers all treatments, including plastic surgery, dermatology, and even cases that are not covered by regular health insurance.