Amilla Fushi, Bread Street Kitchen to host restaurant pop-ups

Amilla Fushi has teamed up with Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay to host a series of restaurant pop-ups at Barolo Grill at Baazaar. It is a visiting chef’s programme which will introduce internationally renowned culinary talents as well as world famous brands to enhance guests’ experience.

The events, scheduled to take place over the next twelve months, is part of Amilla Fushi’s exciting and ever-evolving food and beverage offerings. It will kick off in May, with the first of the four stages held from May 1 to 10 by the team from Gordon Ramsay’s celebrated London restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen. A further three Bread Street Kitchen pop-ups are scheduled for October 16 to 27, December 19 to January 10, 2018, and March 23, 2018, to April 7, 2018.

The pop-up’s menu at Amilla Fushi will feature signature dishes from Bread Street Kitchen London, many of which have been given unique Maldivian twists, the resort said. It will feature grass-fed meats cooked on an open flame grill, sitting alongside classics recreated using local ingredients, such as Red Snapper carpaccio, ginger dressing, horseradish, avocado and wakame; spicy tuna tartare with chilli garlic, sesame oil, spring onions and wonton crisps; Chermoula spiced prawns with pickled veg, shallots, celery and chilli dressing, and a compressed Bombay Gin watermelon salad.

The Bread Street Kitchen Amilla Fushi will also offer a daily fish special. Gordon Ramsay chefs will choose a fish that has come in on the boats and create a bespoke fish dish each day, it said. According to the resort, the Bread Street Kitchen London cocktail list has also been given a Maldivian makeover, bringing tropical flavours into classic cocktails.

The resort’s chilled-out foodie hub Baazaar gives guests the opportunity to indulge in diverse culinary offerings from around the world whilst relaxing around one of the biggest swimming pools in the Maldives.

The upcoming calendar of pop-up events further underlines Amilla’s deserved reputation for culinary excellence and creativity, complementing the sophisticated, gourmet Emperor General Store café-deli, the carefully curated fine wines and artisanal cheeses at the island’s The Wine Shop & Cellar Door.

Amilla Fushi’s fabulous 60-cover, signature over-water restaurant Feeling Koi – brainchild of the resort’s curator and CEO of the Small Maldives Island Co., Mark Hehir – showcases a selection of artfully crafted sushi, nigiri and sashimi in Japanese-inspired minimalist surroundings, with a private open-air dining room and open deck seating by the water’s edge and an open kitchen.