What’s the background? Inspired by the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast, Masso brought fresh flavours and a vibrant dining experience to Bahrain. The concept is perhaps best described as contemporary cuisine from the length of Italy and the surrounding Mediterranean region.
Green is good: The first restaurant in Bahrain to do so, Masso has its own organic garden where produce is harvested daily and its seasonal menu is designed to only feature the ingredients when they are at their best.
On the pass: Masso’s executive chef Steeven Gilles had big culinary ambitions from an early age, having worked in fine dining restaurants since he was14 years old. Rising rapidly through the ranks, Gilles travelled extensively and this greatly shaped his culinary approach, opening doors and horizons in terms of techniques, concepts and ingredients.
What’s cooking? Though Gilles’s signature dish is salt-crusted sea bass with sauce vierge, Masso’s crowd-pleasing creations include smoked short-rib croquettes with black truffle mayonnaise; lobster salad with baby gem confit tomatoes, red onion and parmesan cheese; and grilled Spanish octopus with caponata, lemon, garlic and chilli dressing.
Come for the food, stay for the vibes: From soulful jazz evenings to wine dinners, Masso is just as much a space for laid-back social gatherings as it is a restaurant.