Le Meridien Maldives Resort appoints Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef
Maldives Restaurants & Dining
17 March, 2023
Le Meridién Maldives Resort has named Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef who will oversee all F&B outlets at the luxury resort, including the newly refurbished Riviera Tapas & Bar. Chef Tasdan has worked extensively at luxury properties throughout the Middle East including the prestigious The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel and most recently JW Marriott Doha.
Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is committed to sustainability, self-sufficiency, and the resort features ‘The Greenhouse’, which is a semi-automated hydroponic system that produces fresh leafy vegetables for resort guests and consumption on neighbouring islands. The 480 m² greenhouse uses a range of state-of-the-art technologies, including an automated irrigation system that captures and recycles rainwater.
Chef Tasdan is passionate about sustainability and is keen to utilise the produce grown on the island for use within his dishes.
He commented: “I am delighted to join the team at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, it is a stunning location and has a fantastic range of dining options for guests. I share their vision of sustainability, it is fantastic on an island setting to be able to access such a wonderful array of produce and I cannot wait to start incorporating these into my dishes.”
Secluded in a southeastern pocket of Atoll Lhaviyani Le Meridien is located on Thilamaafushi, a natural island, and guests can unwind in paradise and enjoy the turquoise waters, unspoilt beaches, a separate private island to explore and lush vegetation.
There is an array of dining options at the resort including Le Meridien’s ‘Culinary Season’ programme, which showcases the best dining experiences from around the globe, Turquoise, Japanese restaurant Tabemasu, Waves Café, Velaa Bar + Grill restaurant, Riviera Tapas & Bar and Latitude.Check Availability and Prices
Le Méridien Maldives Resort is the first Le Meridien beach escape in the island nation. Nestled in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll it is 30 minutes by scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International airport. The luxury resort is a perfect getaway inspired by the mix of the beaches, crystal clear seas and an incredible marine life.
Offering the ultimate tropical island experience, the accommodation choices make it ideal for couples, small groups and families. All 150 the beautifully appointed villas both on the beach and over water are designed for comfort. With a world class cuisine at six restaurants & bars, and excellent service spend your days enjoying numerous watersports for which, rejuvenating outdoor pools, or experience one of a signature healing treatments at the Explore Spa by Le Méridien.
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