Epicure, the culinary division of The Sultan Group, has awarded Thomas Klein International the contract to develop a new restaurant under its Bistro 86 concept; the third time the two companies will work together.
Epicure already operates a popular Bistro 86 in The Avenues in Kuwait, and the new concept will be applied to the second Bistro 86 restaurant due to open soon in Quibla in Kuwait.
"The current concept of Bistro 86 offers diners excellent quality bistro-style food, in very smart, yet relaxed and comfortable surroundings," said Ahmed Al Bader, Director and Co-founder of Epicure, the food and beverage division of The Sultan Group.
"The existing outlet has been very successful so far, but we want to make sure the concept stays relevant and fresh. We do not want the Bistro 86 concept to become outdated, and therefore we are adding a twist to the overall concept in the new location, which will add that extra element of appeal to the new generation," added Badar.
"So far we have already completed two other design projects with Thomas Klein International, and we definitely feel that they are the right partners to work with us on this project."
Daniel During, the Managing Partner of Thomas Klein International said, " The new Bistro 86 wil be a bar rather than a bistro, and we are looking to create an ambience which is far more intimate, and more daring than the original concept."
"We don't want to reveal too much about the design at this stage, but we believe that the new concept will be quite revolutionary for Kuwait," he added.
Thomas Klein International has worked with Epicure to produce the region's first vertical farming restaurant concept in Prime and Toast, and also conceptualized and developed the soon to open Butcher's Den restaurant in Kuwait.
"We are delighted to work with The Sultan Group on our third project. We are excited to work with them again, as they are so passionate about food and beverage, and are open to new ideas and concepts, allowing us to create some very unique concepts for them," concluded During.
Thomas Klein International has been operating in the region since 2001, and provides professional consultancy services specialising in the hospitality, entertainment and leisure sectors, with a strong emphasis on food and beverage operations.
Thomas Klein International has worked on a variety of projects for prestigious clients in the past, including Al Samadi Sweets and Café; Crème Royal pastry shop for The Royal Group in Abu Dhabi; Sharjah's tourist destination Qanat Al Qasbah; Spazio restaurant at Prince Walid bin Talal's Kingdom Tower; Dubai Industrial City Central Production Kitchen; Dubai Media City retail areas; and various independent and hotel restaurants including projects for Le Royal Meridian Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Riyadh, Moevenpick Hotel Oud Metha Dubai and Wafi City.