Dubai design firm lands Kuwaiti contract

TKI to design new restaurant for The Sultan Group

Daniel During, managing partner of Thomas Klein International.
Daniel During, managing partner of Thomas Klein International.

Epicure, the culinary division of The Sultan Group, has awarded Dubai-based design firm Thomas Klein International with the contract to develop a new restaurant under its Bistro 86 concept.

Epicure currently already operates a Bistro 86 in The Avenues in Kuwait. This new contract covers a second Bistro 86 in Kuwait, due to open in Quibla.

“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 We do not want the Bistro 86 concept to become outdated, and therefore we are adding a twist to the overall concept in the new location, which will add that extra element of appeal to the new generation,” he continued.

This is the third time the two companies will work together. Thomas Klein International also worked with Epicure to produce the region’s first vertical farming restaurant concept in Prime and Toast, and conceptualised and developed the soon-to-open Butcher’s Den restaurant in Kuwait.

“The new Bistro 86 will 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,” said Daniel During, managing partner of Thomas Klein International. “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.

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