Our 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix meal

This weekend was the Bahrain Grand Prix, and all political mumbo jumbo aside it was a good opportunity to try some more exotic food that we haven’t experienced before. I called around the the guys in our Bahrain office and asked them what good, traditional Bahraini food is. They threw around a lot of names I couldn’t pronounce, but indicated that they eat a lot of fish, meat, rice, and dates.

In the end we went for our take on Ghoozi which is lamb with rice and various spices, plus egg, onions and a few other things. Suzanne also made a killer Tabbouleh, a salad made from cracked wheat called Bulgur plus onions, garlic, mint and lemon juice. It was a bit strong for my taste, but it’s enjoyable in small amounts. We also had a bowl of dates as dessert.

As for the race, Mark Webber again managed fourth while Daniel Ricciardo, who started his Scuderia Torro Rosso from sixth, finished in the high teens well out of the points. Vettel took the flag, and while Kimi and Grosjean were pushing late in the race they were unable to take control of the race. Poor McLaren had a very bad day indeed with a comedy of errors in the pit (twice!) costing Hamilton dearly, while Button limped into the pit on the last lap dragging a broken gearbox.