Alila Kothaifaru Maldives debuts its Chef’s Table series with Michelin-starred Chef Zizi Hattab

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chef Zineb “Zizi” Hattab at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

11 January, 2024

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is thrilled to announce an exceptional vegan culinary adventure with visiting chef Zineb “Zizi” Hattab. From January 22 to 28, 2024, Chef Zizi will take over as guest chef for the Chef's Table at Seasalt restaurant and The Shack private sandbank, with the support of Edelweiss Air, which provides a regular direct flight from Zurich to Male, Maldives.

Alila’s Chef’s Table is a culinary series that invites renowned chefs, each with a distinct background, to showcase their commitment to sustainability and their passion for culinary diversity as they create innovative twists on Maldivian flavors and cuisine.

Maldivian flavors and cuisine.

Chef Zizi is a culinary luminary who, having left her career as a software developer to pursue her passion for gastronomy, has become one of the world's most celebrated vegan chefs, earning a place on the prestigious list of 50 Next by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2022. Her dedication to plant-based cuisine earned her restaurants, KLE restaurant and DAR restaurant in Zürich, the distinction of being the first vegan establishments in Switzerland to receive a Bib Gourmand with one red and two green Michelin stars in the Michelin Guide Switzerland 2023.

Chef Zizi's culinary creations are an exquisite fusion of Moroccan and Spanish flavors, inspired by her cultural heritage and extensive travels. She is renowned for her use of fresh, seasonal ingredients and her innovative approach to plant-based cuisine, which aligns perfectly with Alila's food philosophy.

Maldivian flavors and cuisine.

During her guest engagement at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Chef Zizi will curate a special vegan menu with a Maldivian twist, creating delectable dishes incorporating exotic spices from the Indian Ocean.

Guests staying at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives between January 22 and 28, 2024, will have the privilege and opportunity to savor Chef Zizi's plant-based masterpieces in a series of vegan culinary experiences, including a special Chef’s Table dinner at Seasalt restaurant and a Full Moon Vegan Dinner at The Shack private sandbank.

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About Alila: Surrounded by a stunning house reef in the scenic Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers serenity and discovery in an awe-inspiring destination embraced by nature’s wonders. Enjoy easy access to the famous Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine sanctuary is the largest feeding and breeding hotspot in the world for manta rays and whale sharks, which at times congregate here in their hundreds. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is also close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best spots to witness the spectacular “Sea of Stars” phenomenon, an extraordinary sight to behold. 

Designed for serene relaxation in harmony with nature, each of the resort’s 44 beachfront villas and 36 overwater villas comes with a private pool. Featuring contemporary interiors in a palette of soothing colours with natural textures, these spacious hideaways are carefully positioned to provide privacy and comfort in understated, sophisticated style.

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