A Year in Food: Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa unveils Culinary Season 2022
Maldives Restaurants & Dining
22 Aug, 2021
Le Méridien Maldives Resort's 'Culinary Season’ is set to launch the resort’s premier dining programme, showcasing some of the best dishes, beverages and dining experiences from all around the world.
From Michelin star awarded chefs, award-winning to trendsetters, the resort is set to invite chefs, baristas and mixologists from the world’s top restaurants and bars to offer their unique talents, signature dishes and delicious mixes.
Culinary Season 2022 is packed with industry heavyweights and a diverse range of unique experiences for the resort guests. From elegant multi-course fine dining, rustic beachside barbecues, master classes, to intimate private dining experiences, the Culinary Season offers one-of-a-kind menus and gastronomic journeys.
This season, the resort has already confirmed the arrival of Rafael Gomes from Itacoa, Benjamin Padrón from Licorería Limantour, Fabrizio Aquè an Illy Master Barista, and Walter Ishizuka.
A master of inventive cuisine, the young Brazilian and Michelin Star chef Rafael Gomes is known for generous and fined gastronomic voyages, expect a nourishing journey abundant with fresh herbs and spices. Starting his career in the United States, he has ventured onto Alaska, Asia, Europe and in particular Paris, and has established himself as a global chef and cooked for some of the best restaurants in the world such as Mirazur and GrandCoeur. Chef Gomes currently runs his own restaurant, Itacoa, a culmination of his experiences, providing accessible cuisine full of flavours. He will be at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa from 3-6 May and would be hosting two multi-course dinners, a beach barbecue and an exclusive dining experience at the resort’s private island, Bodu Finolhu.
Hailing from Licorería Limantour the world’s top 6 bar on the list of ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’, Benjamin Padrón is a legend among the global bar landscape. The successful innovator and entrepreneur have kept Licorería Limantour on top of the mixology world and paved the way to the modern cocktails trends. Visiting between 12-14 May, Benjamin will not only be crafting his signature mixes by the beach, but he will also be pairing his creations at exclusive dinners and set to make Bodu Island the best bar in the world for one spectacular evening
Following Benjamin, the month of June will be dedicated to coffee with Fabrizio Aquè visiting Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. Aquè is an illy Master Barista having graduated from illy’s own Università del Caffè (University of Coffee) and is responsible for training baristas within the Asia Pacific region. So the resort’s guests are in for a treat under the capable hands of Aquè from 6-10 June and learn to brew or simply enjoy the best of Aquè’s signature drinks.
Having trained in his hometown Lyon/France, Chef Walter Ishizuka is renowned for his gastronomic heritage build over at some of the best restaurants in Paris. To start, he worked for four years at Lyon’s famous 3 Michelin starred restaurant owned by Paul Bocuse. Next three and a half years at the Hotel Ritz’ 2 Michelin starred restaurant L’Espadon in Paris. During this time Walter Ishizuka spent time travelling and showcasing the beautiful craft of French cuisine around the world. Walter will be taking over the kitchen of the resort’s signature Japanese-French fusion restaurant Tabemasu in a series of Omakase dinners between 11-13 of July.
The Culinary Season of Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa will be announcing more legends of the restaurant & bar world in the upcoming months, along with exclusive stay packages to enjoy time with these masters of their craft.
For further information or to make a reservation, please visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com.
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.
Recent Posts 21.01.2023
- Booking.com Launches Early 2023 Deals: 15% OFF
- New Year, New Scene: Here’s Where to Stay in January in Maldives
- BOOK DIRECT - Best Rate Guaranteed with COLOURS of OBLU resorts collection
- Week in Review: Riverside Adds Crystal Ships, Orient Express' Yacht
- Find the Most Exotic New Spot for Diving in 2023
- Valentine's Day celebration at Oaga Art Resort
- Stats: 69% of Travelers Actively Seeking Sustainable Travel Options
- Things to Do for Couples at Vakkaru Maldives this February
- Minor Hotels names Michael Parker as GM of three Maldives resorts
- Hanimaadhoo International Airport Expansion Project launched
- Discover a Sanctuary for the Serene Wonders: Madifushi Private Island Officially opens
- Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives announces New Beach Villa for Group vacation
- Viking Releases Details of New 2024-25 World Cruises
- 10 reasons to be in Bangkok next month
- Plan a Stress-Free Romantic Escape: Feel the Tropical Romance at Atmosphere Kanifushi
- Healthy Eating: Lantern Bar at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives resort
- Share the Love this Valentine’s Day at Amilla Maldives
- Winter Cocktails that will Get You Feeling Festive: recipes from Coco Bodu Hithi
- Still Dreaming? Awaken to 2023 with Huvafen Fushi!
- CROSSROADS Maldives launches direct Transfers from Hulhumale
- 5 Eco-Tourism Experiences in the Maldives
- Total Escape: Bhutan Like Never Before with COMO Hotels and Resorts
- Find Winter Sun with Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts
- Where to Spot an Indian Celebs in The Maldives
Marriott Hotels in The Maldives
Marriott International is the third largest hotel chain in the world running 7,003+ hotels in 131 different countries. Nurturing enriching experiences that are authentic, inspiring and comfortable, Marriott's hotels offer unrivaled luxury in the stunning Indian Ocean. The opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa became one of their classic luxury brand in the Maldives. It's the fifth Marriott property in the Maldives. Marriott’s brands already present in the Maldives include St. Regis Hotels & Resorts (The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort), W Hotels (W Maldives), Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa), and Westin Hotels & Resorts (The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort) in the Maldives.Read More
Beach or Water Villa?
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visitingRead More
Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages
Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holidayRead More
Maldives Hotel Reviews
Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotelsRead More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives
The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More
The Maldives’ Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings for 2022
hese are the hotel openings in the Maldives is most excited for in 2022 for planning your next luxurious getaway Read More
Maldives Luxury Guide
Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More
Maldives Romantic Guide
The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More
Maldives Budget Guide
Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays Read More
Maldives Family Guide
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More