Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi Maldives

Planhotel Hospitality Group and Jeunes Restaurateures d’Europe join forces to bring Dining with the Stars 2017

The Planhotel Hospitality Group and Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE) have joined forces to celebrate the third edition of their successful culinary extravaganza, Dining with the Stars.

Some 49 star chefs from across the whole of Europe will once again bring their culinary expertise to the enchanting island resorts of Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi in the Maldives and for the first time to Diamonds Star of the East on the exotic island of Zanzibar.

Every week, from the beginning of January to the end of April, members of the JRE – 49 chefs in total – will create dedicated à la carte menus for each of the resorts, spoiling guests with a varied choice of their own creations.

Each chef will also perform a cooking session organised in the welcoming atmosphere of the Buffet Restaurants of Thudufushi and Athuruga and in the Pavilion Restaurant of Gemma dell ‘Est to demonstrate their skills and techniques with all hotels guests.

The ultimate culinary experience will be an exclusive 6-course gourmet gala dinner, served in the splendid settings of the over water restaurants of Athuruga and Thudufushi and the refined Ocean Blue Restaurant of Star of the East.

“Following the success of 2015 and 2016, the Planhotel group proudly renewed and extended its partnership with the association of these young men and women who all share the same passion for their profession and a philosophy that is based on tradition, the use of local produce and a combination of creativity and skill to make their mouthwatering accomplishments,” Planhotel Hospitality Group said in a press statement.

“The JRE chefs will be coming from many different countries across Europe to broaden and create sumptuous experiences and delightful dishes to the enchant the palates of the most discerning foodie travellers.”

Ernesto Iaccarino, President of Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe said: “The initiative has been welcomed enthusiastically by the whole association. It’s a great opportunity for our chefs to perform in the wonderful Diamonds Resorts destinations of the Maldives and Zanzibar and to create a unique event in the world.”

For those who are passionate about food, there will be an opportunity to participate in a weekly cooking class run by the JRE chefs, who will share their recipes and secrets.

“Dining with the Stars is an initiative that came about as the result of the Planhotel philosophy, which is to ensure that every holiday is an emotional, memorable and unique experience,” said Sara Rosso, president and CEO of Planhotel Hospitality Group.

“We are happy and honoured to continue working with the young JRE talented chefs and thanks to the great success of the first two editions very excited about our future events.”

Planhotel Hospitality Group is a leading management company, specialised in resorts and hotels in the Indian Ocean. The group is responsible for the management, marketing and the distribution strategies as well as the development of the network, of the Diamonds and Sandies Resorts & Hotels brands.

Planhotel is renowned worldwide for its unique design, which combines local tradition and Italian style, its customer service and its excellent all-inclusive formula.

The group’s luxury brand Diamonds Resorts has facilities located in top locations, and is characterised by careful attention to the needs of the customers and personalised services of the highest standards, ensuring that each stay is unique and unforgettable.

Visit diamondsresorts.com for more information.