St. Regis Maldives to offer Michelin-starred dining experiences

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has announced a series of exclusive dining experience for guests in partnership with world-renowned chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.

Over the next 12 months, the resort will host different chefs in residency, offering cooking classes and unique dining experiences to guests, bringing Michelin-star flair to the Maldives.

Home to seven restaurants and some of the Maldives’ most exquisite dishes, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a hub for epicurean lovers. Options range from a sushi bar at Oriental and Middle Eastern flavours at Cargo to beachside pizza at Crust and wine-paired tasting menus at Decanter, the resort’s very own wine cellar.

Francesco Gasbarro, the chef behind one of Switzerland’s best Italian restaurant La Bottega in Geneva, kicked off this series from April 26-27 at the resort.

Next month will see Spanish Chef Pere Planaguma from Girona’s Les Cols Restaurant spread his culinary magic. He will be showcasing his refined take on sustainable cuisine that will take diners on a gastronomic journey. Pere will be making the most of locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal produce and showing how this can be made into exquisite meals, said the hospitality group.

The series will continue with different, award-winning chefs taking up residency at the resort throughout the year.

The St. Regis Maldives is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.

Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.

There are seven distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.

The signature Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives promises a transformative journey in an oasis of tropically inspired sophistication. Alighting atop the scintillating waves of the Indian Ocean, the 1,850-square-metre overwater sanctuary features plush furnishings set against white oak interiors to create an ambience of elegant tranquility.

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