Jumeirah Vittaveli introduces Friturier to Maldives
Jumeirah Vittaveli is revolutionising the culinary bar scene in the Maldives with the introduction of a Friturier to serve creative bar-fare with its popular sundowners.
Friturier’ stems from traditional French culinary terminology and commonly signifies a cook who is an essential part of the kitchen hierarchy. The Jumeirah Vittaveli Friturier will serve guests at Bar-EE – the resort’s main bar adjacent to the pool – every day from 5-6pm, when guests can enjoy 2 for 1 ‘Sundowners’ while admiring the colourful Maldivian sunset.
The Friturier menu will include snacks such as Tempura Vegetable with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Jalapeno Poppers, and Prawn Arancini. Guests can choose from a select menu of classic and modern cocktails during this time.
Guests may also enjoy 2 for 1 after dinner drinks during ‘Unwinders’ from 9-11pm. The menu then will include more refined beverages with ingredients such as Cognac and aged Single Malts.
Francis Cornelious, Executive Sous Chef, said: “We are excited to introduce this traditional cooking concept to our guests in the Maldives in an entirely fresh and innovative way – the Friturier will delight our guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli with new twists to the bar fare. We continuously strive to exceed expectations with our culinary offerings here, and are proud to have been proven successful with two recent awards – ‘Best French Cuisine in Maldives’ and ‘Best Indian Cuisine in Asia’ at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards™.”
Jumeirah Vittaveli offers luxury romantic escapes and indulgent family retreats, as well as a host of land- and water-based activities, including a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, four restaurants and two bars, Kuda Koli Kids’ Club with family pool, and a Talise Spa with overwater and garden treatment rooms. With its focus on cultural connection and organic experiences, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers guests a true Maldivian island experience.
A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children’s club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new.
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.