Feast of the Sea at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa’s Baraabaru Restaurant
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is a haven of luxury and indulgence. The resort’s iconic Baraabaru restaurant, renowned for its award-winning Indian cuisine, recently hosted a special Feast of the Sea menu helmed by celebrated Master of Modern Indian Cuisine, Chef Hari Nayak.
I had the pleasure of experiencing this culinary masterpiece, and it was truly an unforgettable evening. The six-course tasting menu showcased the freshest Maldivian produce, blended with global influences and Chef Nayak’s signature artful interpretation of contemporary Indian gastronomy.
The meal commenced with a trio of tantalising starters: Avocado Pani Puri, Crab Pachadi, and Kolkata Beet Chop. Each bite was a unique and flavourful explosion, perfectly complemented by the Potato Muska Bun with Gunpowder Masala Butter.
The third course was a selection of mini delights, including Chili Pepper Crab on an Egg Appam, Calicut Chicken Wings with Pineapple Chutney, and Rock Shrimp Koliwada with Papadum and Pomelo.
A refreshing Kalamansi Sorbet provided a palate cleanser before the main course arrived. The Allepay Prawn Curry with Red Rice, Ghee Roast Chicken with Dosa, and Thalassery Lamb Biryani were all simply divine, each dish showcasing Chef Nayak’s mastery of spices and flavors.
The sweet finale to this extraordinary culinary journey featured a delicate Maldivian coconut kheer, accompanied by mango sorbet and a crispy sesame garnish, a creamy and decadent dessert that left me wanting more.
In addition to the exquisite food, the dining experience at Baraabaru was elevated by the enchanting atmosphere and live classical Indian music. The tabla, harmonia, sitar, and violin played in perfect harmony, creating a true symphony of culinary art and music.
The Feast of the Sea menu at Baraabaru Restaurant was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend to anyone visiting the Maldives. The food, service, and atmosphere were all impeccable, and Chef Nayak’s culinary artistry is simply sublime.
- The unique and flavourful dishes, each perfectly crafted to showcase the freshest Maldivian produce and Chef Nayak’s signature artful interpretation of contemporary Indian gastronomy.
- The impeccable service from the knowledgeable and attentive staff.
- The magical atmosphere, with stunning views of the ocean and live classical Indian music.
The Feast of the Sea menu at Baraabaru Restaurant, complemented by the enchanting presence of live classical Indian music, is an unparalleled culinary journey that is certain to delight even the most discerning palate. My visit to Baraabaru Restaurant was nothing short of incredible, offering a dining experience that seamlessly wove together the artistry of cuisine and the magic of live music.
I want to widen the world’s eyes to the Indian cuisine that I grew up loving, share what I have learned in the West and work with a like-minded team in the Maldives inspired by the same mission. Chef Hari Hayak
Chef Hari Nayak, a celebrated master of modern Indian cuisine, embarks on a year-long culinary adventure with Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. His inaugural visit to Baraabaru took place from October 5 to 10, 2023, and this visionary chef, renowned restaurateur, accomplished author, and culinary consultant is set to return for week-long residencies in both spring and summer 2024.