For thousands of years the cuisines and cultures of East and West have been influencing each other. The continuing exchange shape today's ideas about regional cuisines.
Bhima's, continuing in this tradition of travel and exchange, exerts the influences from years of exploration and study in the cultures and cuisines of Asia and a long apprenticeship in the techniques of modern and classical French culinary art. I hope you enjoy our interpretations of the exotic, varied cuisines of South-East Asia.
Waterloo ON- Paul Boehmer has announced the creation of a new restaurant-bar set to open early in 2018. The new experience, called Loloan Lobby Bar will compliment Bhima’s Warung drawing on Boehmer’s extensive travels and experience. The name comes from Boehmer’s former acclaimed fine dining restaurant in Bali, Indonesia which he owned and operated for five years.
Early in his career Boehmer wandered Europe, the Middle East and Asia where he apprenticed and trained in Michelin Star Chateaus and Hotels. He ultimately brought the concept of upscale South East Asian cuisine to Uptown Waterloo when he opened Bhima’s Warung on King Street just north of University. Opening in 1994 it is in its 23 rd year of operation, a remarkable feat for any restauranteur.
Boehmer will add General Manager to his impressive resume as he partners with long time friends and colleagues, Renee Lees and Josh Koehler, both integral parts of Kitchener Waterloo’s restaurant, bar and night club scene including award winning Starlight Club and Jane Bond. Long time Manager of Bhima’s Warung Leanne Amort and Sous Chef Jon Rennie are also partners in the new vision.
“We are excited to present Loloan Lobby Bar” …said Boehmer… “It will invoke memories transporting guests to a place and a time of class and craft, a culmination of travels, studies, work, friendship, life, love. Loloan, a Balinese word (pronounced low low on), means where the river meets the ocean; a magical, holy place symbolising our passion for South East Asia and love of home”
Loloan Lobby Bar will announce an official opening date in November.
Simply stated, Boehmer said…”I always strive to make our world a smaller and more interesting place”