HELLO, I AM NARISE
Narise Qambar is a Bahraini entrepreneur who is passionate about cooking and creating dishes. She owns Saffron by Jena, which has spurred a trend for contemporary Bahraini cuisine and has received the Time Out Award for Best Bahraini Restaurant in 2014 and 2015. Saffron by Jena is a chic destination offering a modern twist on traditional dishes.
Narise is recognized for her creativity in cooking and has made a large number of appearances on televised cooking programmes. She hosts Bahraini cuisine cooking lessons for locals and visitors. Her passion for delicious food has earned her a nomination for the Young Female Entrepreneur Award within the Deauville Partnership With Arab Countries in 2013.
Narise has participated in the Milan Expo, taking great pride in the Kingdom of Bahrain’s participation as an excellent opportunity for Bahrainis to take part in the debate relating to food and nutrition in the world, which allows Bahrainis to reflect on existing challenges and how they are addressed.
A food critic and blogger recently wrote that, “Saffron by Jena could be considered an institution in terms of restaurants in Bahrain. Ask anyone who’s lived in Bahrain for a decent amount of time and they will tell you to go to Saffron, if you haven’t already.”
– Brutally Honest Bahrain