Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, has announced that it will reopen in March with a new restaurant led by globally renowned chef Daniel Boulud.

Café Boulud The Bahamas will offer the glamour of traditional French cuisine combined with the warm hospitality of a neighbourhood café, in an elegant Bahamian setting.

The new restaurant joins Rosewood Baha Mar’s other popular dining offerings, including Mexican influenced Costa, relaxed beach-side restaurant Tingum, and glamorous Manor Bar.

Café Boulud – with sister restaurants in New York, Palm Beach, Toronto and The Berkshires – offers food traditionally inspired by Boulud’s four culinary muses.

To create the unique menu at the hotel, chef Boulud will be visiting the resort to meet with local producers, fishermen and suppliers to ensure the menu reflects the destination and perfectly matches the seasonality of the Caribbean.

The menu at the new Bahamas restaurant will feature some of the classical French dishes synonymous with the chef, whilst also showcasing local vegetables and seafood including rock lobster, salt fish, conch ceviche, red snapper and even cochon de lait. One of Boulud’s signature dishes being featured is the Paupiette of Sea Bass, which will be given a local interpretation using fresh island ingredients.

“Baha Mar is a world-class resort and a fantastic destination just two and a half hours from New York,” commented Daniel Boulud. “Many of Cafe Boulud’s guests travel to The Bahamas and we felt partnering with Rosewood on this spectacular project was a perfect fit, with the many shared values among our brands and clientele.”

Luigi Romaniello, Managing Director of Rosewood Baha Mar added: “We are thrilled to welcome the globally renowned chef Daniel Boulud and his restaurant Café Boulud to The Bahamas. The brand shares true synergy with our own and will offer a unique and refined setting for our guests to experience creative French cooking, complemented with quintessential Bahamian ingredients.”