Two-Star Michelin chef returns to Anantara Naladhu, Maldives

Heiko Nieder 2Returning this August for a two-night guest-chef appearance at Anantara Naladhu is Two-Star Michelin Chef Heiko Nieder. Chef Heiko will be serving a nine-course tasting menu for two nights, during the first week of August, at The Living Room, Anantara Naladhu for guests from the three Anantara resorts – Naladhu, Dhigu, and Veli. The tasting will be held for  16 guests per night.

Chef Heiko is renowned for his fresh and innovative gourmet cuisine at The Restaurant in The Dolder Grand, and was awarded two Michelin stars in 2011. Further accolades include the Gault Millau since 2012, and 2014 Chef Heiko was awarded the titles of ‘Best German Chef abroad’ by Gault Millau Germany and ‘Le Grand Chef du Guide Bleu’ by Guide Bleu 2014/15 for his culinary creations.

After his training at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten (Hamburg), Chef Heiko went on to continue his training at Le Canard Josef Viehhauser in Hamburg in 1994, and in 1995 to the Zur Traube for Dieter L. Kaufmann, Grevenbroich. In 1997 he joined Vau in Berlin. In 2002, he was the chef at the l’ Orquivit in Bonn, where he was awarded the Michelin Guide of 2005 with his first Michelin star.

Torsten Richter, Cluster General Manager of Naladhu and Anantara Resorts in South Male Atoll, said: “Having watched documentaries on Chef Heiko and after the distinct pleasure of his first guest dinner with us in March this year, I admire his dedication to perfection, being under pressure every day to deliver a two-star Michelin experience.”  He continued, “Chef Heiko has a contemporary plating style, which is in keeping with the elegant surrounds of The Living Room and timeless nature of Naladhu. It is an honour for us that Chef Heiko will be returning for special appearance, cooking solely for just 16 guests each night. It will be truly a memorable event, and one which places the Maldives high on the international map for culinary excellence.”

To reserve one of 16 seats for the special event, please contact the Anantara reservations office directly at reservations.maldives@anantara.com