Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa Presents Masters of Culinary Craft

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Lhaviyani Atoll, has launched ‘Culinary Season 2022’, the resort’s premier dining programme. Inviting chefs, baristas and mixologists from the world’s top restaurants and bars; the programme will showcase some of the best dishes, beverages and dining experiences from around the world.

The Culinary Season will offer resort’s guests a diverse range of unique experiences and one-of-a-kind menus by industry leaders, from Michelin star awarded chefs; award-winners to trendsetters. Expect elegant multi-course fine dining, rustic beachside barbecues, master classes, intimate private dining experiences and more.

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Chef Rafael Gomez | Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Chef Rafael Gomes, Brazilian Masterchef winner and founder of Itacoa restaurant, is set to be the first visiting chef of the season. Chef Gomes is known for generous and fined gastronomic voyages, offering diners a nourishing journey abundant with fresh herbs and spices. From the 3rd to 6th of May, the resort will feature elegant five-course dinners and bountiful beach barbecues, offering the best of both worlds as diners can savour fresh local seafood and tender racks of lamb. Further, Chef Gomes will be hosting an exclusive table at the resort’s private island Bodu Finolhu. Limited to twelve diners, the exclusive and intimate experience will feature a fusion of vibrant flavours and fresh local produces including from the resort’s hydroponic garden, The Greenhouse.

Following Chef Gomes, Benjamin Padrón will visit between 12-14 May. Hailing from Licorería Limantour the world’s top 6 bar on the list of ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’, Benjamin will not only be crafting his signature mixes by the beach, but he will also be pairing his creations at exclusive dinners and set to make Bodu Island the best bar in the world for one spectacular evening.

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Benjamin Padrón | Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Afterwards, the month of June will be dedicated to coffee with Fabrizio Aquè, visiting Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa from 6-10 June. Aquè is an illy Master Barista having graduated from illy’s own Università del Caffè (University of Coffee) and is responsible for training baristas within the Asia Pacific region. Guests can learn to brew or simply enjoy the best of Aquè’s signature drinks.

Later this year, Chef Walter Ishizuka from France will be taking over the kitchen of the resort’s signature Japanese-French fusion restaurant Tabemasu in a series of Omakase dinners between 11-13 of July.

The Culinary Season of Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa will be announcing more visiting chefs in the upcoming months, along with exclusive stay packages to enjoy time with these masters of their craft.

For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com.

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