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Fiamma is where diners head to indulge in a taste of the sea with an Italian twist, so when we heard that its seafood night is back, we cleared our calendars immediately.

Fresh-from-the-ocean seafood cooked to perfection is why we head over to Fiamma, located at the opulent Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa. Entering the restaurant, we are not only welcomed by the friendly and ever-attentive staff, but also the captivating contemporary atmosphere.

Arabic patterns and tall pillars complete with elegant dark hardwoods lead us from one beautiful space to another. The choice of fabrics, textures, and injections of colour create the aura of a luxurious Arabian palace. We take a seat and begin to satisfy our seafood cravings. Chef Marco prepares his wellpresented dishes with a focus on the finest quality ingredients, which we can also tell from the wholesome and well-balanced taste.

Starters include a mouthwatering Mediterranean seafood salad that comes with citrus segments and capers, and my personal favourite: the caprese salad. The creamy buffalo mozzarella that is full of flavour accompanies tomato slices, which Chef Marco infused with orange juice for a more elevated taste. As we move on to our entrée, we can’t help but marvel over the vibrant taste of the saffron fish broth that dominates our brodetto seafood soup – a light yet rich taste that makes it addictive! Another dish cooked to perfection? Veal Milanese.

This tender, milk-fed veal chop is enveloped in spiced breadcrumbs and served alongside

“As we move on to our entrée, we can’t help but marvel over the vibrant taste of the saffron fish broth that dominates our brodetto seafood soup – a light yet rich taste that makes it addictive!”

chickpea fritters and rich fondant potatoes. The next culinary masterpiece to be enjoyed is the Sicilian mini pizzolo. Here, we’re making a tasty discovery as this is not your typical pizza. It’s a doublelayered pizza, crusted with parmesan cheese, and filled with tomatoes, cheese, basil and eggs. We taste our way through numerous flavours before a final dish of grilled rib eye steak with delicious beef juice and intense truffle polenta cake arrives. The steak is done just right, and we’d expect nothing less at Fiamma.

Of course, we’re not leaving the restaurant without savouring the everso-sweet creations of executive pastry chef Anis Mouldi – read: lemon meringue, chocolate delice, and tiramisu. As predicted, the tiramisu is a real crowd-pleaser and the chocolate delice wows with its rich texture, but it’s the lemon meringue that has us in awe. It’s light, refreshing, and just what the end of summer calls for.

SEAFOOD UNDER THE STARS IS HOSTED AT FIAMMA EVERY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 7PM TO 11PM, STARTING FROM BD20 NET FOR A SHARED FAMILY PLATTER WITH DRINKS.

For reservations or more information, please call 1763 6414.

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