Kuramathi launches new hot pot dining venue, expands breakfast options and cocktail menu

Kuramathi Maldives has introduced a new dining venue featuring hot pot meals and has expanded its breakfast options.

In separate announcements, Kuramathi said the new dining venue is set in an intimate and enclosed space featuring urban tribal art just beside Inguru restaurant in the Thundi area. It introduces tables with an integrated ‘hot pot’ mechanism designed to create a unique and novel group dining experience, the resort said.

“This will mark a first for Kuramathi Maldives, and the idea is inspired upon by none other than the Mongolian tribes and their traditions of cooking meat and vegetables over a fiery camp fire. It has now reached the shores of this island to tantalise the taste buds of eager palates,” the announcement read.

Kuramathi said guests will have three packages on offer to choose from; seafood, meat and a nifty ‘surf and turf’ combo.

A typical dining experience for someone that opt for the seafood option would be as follows: begin with a simple choice of base — whether it is flavourful Thai tom yam, chicken clear soup or a classic Chinese hot pot soup.

Next, the guests decide how they wish to cook their pick of fresh ingredients (that include peeled shrimp tail, reef fish fillet sliced, New Zealand half mussel, squid, shrimp meat ball, rice vermicelli, Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, carrot, baby corn, white radish, celery stick, spring onion, assorted Asian mushrooms, Chinese hot pot sauce, coconut lime dip, Thai sukiyaki sauce and steamed Jasmine rice) in either a traditional Chinese hot pot, or as a Mongolian sizzling BBQ.

In addition to the new dining venue, Kuramathi has expanded its breakfast options for buffet restaurants. A range of 21 new baked goodies will all be featured in the resort’s buffet restaurants during breakfast hours, and include temptations such as blueberry muffin, banana muffin, matcha marble cake, raspberry jelly cake, chocolatine, chocolate twist, hazelnut fan and pistachio snail danish.

According to Kuramathi, the cocktail menu has also been expanded with the inclusion of the winning entries of a cocktail competition held last year during the festive season; namely Speedbabe and Tropicana. These creations — Speedbabe by Andrew from England and Tropicana by Elena from France — will be featured in its handcrafted cocktail list for a year, the resort said.

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises, a 100 percent Maldivian company and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.

An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by guests. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.

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