Culinary journey to M6m underwater restaurant at OZEN by Atmosphere
Maldives.net.mv – OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo opened its shores to the world on 15th July 2016 and it brought M6m, Malé Atoll’s first underwater restaurant. A contemporary gourmet restaurant that delivers a fine but refreshingly informal dining experience, M6m is successfully building a strong reputation for its service and cuisine.
Located six meters below the surface, M6m stands for Minus Six Meters and it offers simplicity of flavor and playful presentation. In the kitchen, M6m’s very own Master Chef Mr. Chaitanya Sharma and his extraordinary culinary team prides on only using the freshest seafood delivered direct to the resort by the local fishermen and finest imported ingredients, which are sourced from premium suppliers around the world, to create their masterpieces.
Originally from Rajasthan in India renowned for its royal kitchens, Chaitanya has wanted to be a chef from young age. He started his culinary journey at The Oberoi in Udaipur, soon taking on the role of chef de partie at the same hotel before moving to Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai where climbed to the position of Chef de Cuisine before moving to Maldives to lead the opening team of M6m at Maadhoo as the Executive Sous Chef.
“We want to share our rich flavours, good service and excellent wines with our guests while they enjoy the view of the colorful underwater world” said Chef Chaitanya. “I always try to meet the guests and get their feedback. This gives me the opportunity to improve and cater to their taste”.
Chef Chaitanya’s way of preparing seafood is simple and flavorful, ensuring that the taste shines through. Guests can choose the type of menu they prefer, select their favorite choices, and tell the chef the way they would like it to be cooked.
He said that while the restaurant does not use complicated cooking techniques, its dishes are still flavorful because they contrast ingredients with different tastes to create food that is unique, delicious and bursting with flavor.
Chef Chaitanya’s menus are complimented with exclusive Tattinger Brut champagne to complete an extra ordinary culinary rendezvous. The wine service is another key aspect of OZEN experience with an exotic wine collection of over 80 labels of wines from renowned vineyards of the old and new world with each bottle selected to match certain dish and celebration.
Chaitanya’s life revolves around food and beverage, which simultaneously makes him happy and satisfied while entertaining the guests with his culinary skills.
Guests can expect to experience Chef Chaitanya’s passion for food through his sumptuous specialty dishes at M6m, located 6 meters below the surface surrounded by the marvelous underwater world.