Huvafen Fushi Epicurean Adventure
Best Luxury Resorts for Foodies in Maldives
Enticing aromas, seductive flavours and intimate dining spaces: Huvafen Fushi' food is almost as famous as Maldives beaches. This 5-star luxury boutique resort is making it's restaurants just as high of a priority as it's rooms, facilities and service. Few dine experiences anywhere in the Maldives can conjure up such a combination of glamor, mystery, elegance and culinary perfection. Discover the finest international cuisine, from Asia to latino with the mediterranean between with this culinary adventure – where Huvafen Fushi as your base.
Fresh seefood, crafted cocktails and local dishes seasoned with magical ocean views are just some of what’s on the menu. Should you have any specific dietary requirement or food preferences the chefs will be more than happy to oblige. Simply refer to the restaurant team for assistance creating your bespoke gourmet experience.
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Stylish and luxurious, Celsius' contemporary design of upturned Dhoni and sandy deck with spectacular sea view pays tribute to the beach, whilst creating a trendy space with a luxurious feel.
In a setting on the edge of the beach, the chefs produce memorable meals featuring truly exquisite food. Choose from their tantalisingly extensive menu of salads, soups, handmade pastas, authentic Maldivian fish dishes, meats and poultri from the grill, and delectable desserts.
Early morning, a breeze stirs. The aroma of fresh-ground Arabica wafts across the deck. Awakens your senses. Well-being breakfast gives way to languorous afternoons, lounging at a seaside table with sand between your toes while fish feed in the water below. In the evening, ocean winds. Piquant curries. Succulent oysters. The cool, red centre of a Wagyu sirloin served rare.
Celsius tantalises the palate with a selection of flavours throughout the day. The menu is a collection of global cuisine, interpreted Huvafen Fushi-style using the freshest ingredients prepared in various ways. 2 Chefs at Celsius recommend that you select your favourite menu choice and pair it with an excellent wine from Vinum, then will your day in paradise be complete.
The great starters are: Maldivian 'Barabo Mashuni' (pumpkin salad seasoning with thinly sliced onion, chilli, tuna and grated coconut); Crispy Ginger Calamari (Coriander, garlic chips, shallots and sweet chilli sauce); Chilled Seafood Harvest (King prawns, marinated mussels, Maldivian lobster and crab served with pumpernickel and condiments) or Beef Tartar (Angus tenderloin, chives, gherkin, avocado, capers, onions, Dijon mustard, quail egg and French baguette)
The signature Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak (Yellow Fin tuna from the local waters, salsa of chilli, eggplant with dried tuna flakes) might be the best fish dish you’ve ever tasted.
How about a Vietnamese ‘Banh Trang’ summer rolls – hand-filled rice paper rolls with beet, fried tofu, pineapple, mango, Boston lettuce, coriander? Oh, peanut sauce.
Make sure to save place for lovely desserts including home-made ice creams, crème brûlée or Belgian bitter chocolate fondant among other sweets. With such a wide range of activities - forget about the diet for a while.
You will fall deeper in love with Italian food (and your loved one) at this trendy, ocean-facing restaurant with a grove of coconut trees sighs overhead. One of the trendiest places to an al fresco dine at Huvafen Fushi, Forno is showcasing the finest Italian cuisine including a diverse array of amazing tapas, handmade pastas, gourmet pizzas, fresh salads, fresh salads, authentic Italian meats and fish dishes and delectable desserts.
From daily lunches to themed dinners on select evenings, You can expect the best quality dishes from the menu including Reef Fish ceviche; Chilled watermelon gazpacho blended with cucumber, tomato, bell peppers and celery, sour dough croutons; seafood antipasto with baby vegetables, garlic pumpkin puree and butter spinach and tomato olive caper salsa. Craft Your own pizza or calzone. All pizzas are came with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. If you have a sweet tooth, the moisture wet cake with chocolate chantilly cream, fresh passion fruit coulis and vanilla ice cream is a must on your table. The aroma is irresistible and the premium wines and service also are on the height.
Whether you’re looking for shrines to sushi or a full-blown nigiri experience, you’ll find it all at SALT over-water restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine with a flirtatious Latin twist. Here you can wind down with a cup of premium sake and some baked Maldivian lobster, all within the restaurant’s luxurious, beautifully updated and sensuous surrounds. With the sparkling ocean reflecting the rays of the afternoon sun, the atmosphere here couldn’t get any more romantic - you’ll surely get an exciting and heart-filling, gourmet experience.
An authentic but not traditional the menu showcases a variety of dishes from its three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill. Shared dishes are prepared using the finest quality ingredients and feature simple yet exquisite presentation.
In the traditional Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking, Salt serves up some astonishing Japanese food, whether you’ve bagged a ringside seat by the kitchen or an alfresco terrace. The menu is divided into 23 categories – to be enjoyed in any order – which have been designed to unlock the umami (fifth) taste.
To discover the epicurean secrets of Salt, on offer is a line-up of immaculate dishes with pin-sharp flavours and oh-so-pretty embellishments: a procession of high-art sushi and sashimi, explosive stuff from the robata grill (Japanese wagyu striploin saga or beef short ribs hokkaido with smoky teriyaki sauce, crunchy daikon, micro greens), shrimp tempura with shisu and citrus mayo etc. A roll of crispy tuna comes with a dash of fiery wasabi sauce, chives, micro herbs, tanuki, takuang, spicy mayonnaise & sesame seeds; while the miso marinated black cod fillet is served with an intriguing dollop of horseradish, crunchy lotus root, bok choy, snow peas, yuzu miso. The vegetable tempura, which include battered ginger root, delivered deep-fried decadence. It also has an extensive sushi selection. Although not cheap, the presentation is on point and the results delicious.
As for 'Latin twist' Mexican food is alive and only a mighty fine tapas or a spot-on tacos are enough to make You smile from ear to ear.
Drinks menu features an amazing, trend-setting cocktails and matching wines are tailor-made for SALT's high-rolling punters. Sake hunters should check out Salt's 'SAKES BY YUMEGOKORO' menu, but for everything else – including one-dish wonders – it’s all here including swift and friendly service.
In addition to the first underwater spa in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is home to RAW: Revitalising Addictive Wellness – a new wellness restaurant which will awaken guests’ senses with pure, unrefined cuisines – just as nature intended. Vegetarian café, adorned in rich woods and warm hues, RAW is the innovative dining venue that captivates with unadulterated fresh flavours.
According to Huvafen Fushi, at RAW, guests can embark on an internal cleanse with innovative organic fare to restore inner balance and bring natural healing. At RAW, salads, detox juices and other natural fare are “stripped to their elemental essence".
RAW’s curated menu features a range of nutritious plant-based, protein-rich foods including the signature ‘Avocado Carpaccio’ with a miso orange dressing, pomegranate and mushroom salsa; as well as organic cold-pressed fresh juices and smoothies such as ‘High C Vigor’, blending apple juice, cucumber, spinach and wheatgrass powder; or ‘Peelers Parlour’ with recovery protein, coconut, pineapple, mango and Maldivian banana – but not forgetting the occasional glass of wine and fizz.
The most delicious dishes a must try at Huvafen Fushi: chilled beetroot soup with goats cheese; pine nut and mascarpone filled Kohlrabi Ravioli with chilled Tomato essence and Broccoli juice; Carpaccio of avocado and white reef fish with wild mushrooms & red miso, preserved lemon dressing; beetroot carpaccio with pumpkin spread and chilled beetroot soup with goats cheese.
For the perfect end to your epicurean adventure, head to Winum for exquisite food pairings and wines. Antipasti in the cellar, secondo by the wood fire and formaggio e dolce by the bar. Three-to-Five-course degustation menu, with different exclusive selected wines. Whether is Che Figata, Dinner in the Cellar or Vinum dinner - a fabulous gastronomic journey is guaranteed.
Eight metres below the surface. A treasure trove of rare vintages, hidden gems. By the thousands. Speaking of wine, Vinum is the Maldives’ first underground wine cellar. A seductive secret that draws you in. Degustation menus. Wine Flights. All in an evocative, intimate space under suspended art installations. As vivid as a waking dream. Reservations required
Check out UMBar for a little more laid back luxury on your next stay in Huvafen Fushi. Wrapped in posh greenery and towering palm trees, with an oversized cushions on a glittering beach, next to the main pool this international hotspot is one of the resort's chicest venues and the perfect place for sundowners too. Modern architecture with a hint of tribal cool, even their beach beds are suave. UMBar knows how to help you unwind.
Waves lap the shore, tickling your feet. Relax in the tranquil ambience, delighting in the sweet pleasures of exotic shisha as well as a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails and signature beverages. A moment beyond imagination. Sultry jazz notes in your ear. The staccato rhythms of a cocktail shaker. UMBar’s handcrafted cocktails, savoury snacks, effortless indulgence. There are also Cuban cigars to choose from on the menu.
Also the glamorously grown-up Maldivian hideaway Huvafen Fushi offers private dining experiences in sumptuous settings. Dine at a table immersed in the waters of the infinity pool or at the starlit chic of Cardamom Lounge. Surrender to Siamese Dreams under the palms or enjoy sensuous culinary moments on a private sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. On the menu: from Rock and Star-Lit dinners to Dream Island Sandbank lunch, from Dream Dhoni cruise to underwater-spa breakfast.
Best Experience: Overwater Bungalows, Undewater Spa, Beaches, House Reef Snorkelling. Gourmet Dining
Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport, Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldivian style with hip and chic features; thatched villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa, and with only 44 rooms it is the ultimate in luxurious privacy and intimacy. With 21 years and above guests only policy, Huvafen Fushi has been crowned the Most Romantic Resort at the annual Maldives Travel Awards 2017. Read Full Review...
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