#FOURNEWS | Yann Bernard Lejard at Plum, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

10 Jun 2014
2 min read
Having worked in some of the best kitchens in the world, Yann Bernard Lejard has been announced as The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s new chef de cuisine. We have a chat with him…

Describe your culinary philosophy…

From the simplest ingredient to the most expensive, just reveal the best side of it.

How have your surroundings influenced your cuisine?

Influence comes from the opportunity to meet people worldwide and from every single detail of life.

What are the 3 most invaluable ingredients in your kitchen?

My team, my inspiration, and the Ritz Carlton experience.

Born in Paris in 1975, Yann Bernard Lejard graduated as a cook at 16 years old. Chef Lejard then went on to work in one, two and three Michelin starred restaurants and Leading Hotels across Europe – 10 countries in total – like Heinz Winkler, in Aschau Germany, where he was sous Chef when the restaurant was granted its third Michelin star award in 2001 and at Hotel Las Dunas’ restaurant, a one Michelin star restaurant in Andalusia, Marbella Spain.

When Plums restaurant opened its doors at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa it did so with the simple belief that classic food, well delivered in a stylish environment is a recipe for success. The unpretentious contemporary environment is somewhere you can take time out to sit, chat, eat, drink and enjoy the interior of the restaurant, which is vibrant with a modern art-deco feel.
Plums combines refined dining with innovative cuisine. With the specialty being premium beef and fresh, top quality seafood, it provides guests with the ultimate in dining pleasure! As paint colors bring vibrancy to the room, an array of flavorful and diverse sauces brings excitement to prime steaks. The design of the restaurant is a harmony of modern design, furnishings, original art, table settings and culinary style merging in world-class dining venture. The sleek, comfortable contemporary décor incorporates a private dining room with dramatic pieces of art.
Plums, designed to be cosmopolitan and inviting, is a Bahrain hot spot. Housing the city’s most popular dining room will match the already incomparable reputation the hotel has in Manama.

Head to Chef Lejard’s to find out more about him, and toritzcarlton.comto find out more about the restaurant.