Jumeirah Vittaveli opens new wine library Cuvée

Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has opened its new wine library, Cuvée.

To open Cuvée, a special wine dinner was hosted on Thursday evening by the resort’s General Manager Amit Majumder, Director of Marketing Communications Tina Dotzauer, Director of Food and Beverage Sajesh Kana, and Front Office Manager Inas Bassiony. It was attended by travel trade media, including Maldives Insider.

The menu for Thursday evening’s dinner was curated and prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Anthony Demetre.

The man behind Michelin-starred Arbutus and Wild Honey, Anthony Demetre is a well-known face on the London restaurant scene. In 2010, Anthony also opened Les Deux Salons in Covent Garden, and most recently Urban Coterie.

For the special dinner, Jumeirah Vittaveli’s Sommelier Paolo Graziosi also presented Wine by Torres for the guests.

With panoramic glass walls, which also double as space for private functions and degustation dinner, Cuvée boasts over 350 labels from select vineries around the world, including a number of unique bin end wines.

Cuvée is situated within Fenesse, the overwater French fine dining restaurant, and is part of the serene and intimate overwater venues that are catering to romantic couples.

Located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from capital, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family.

In addition to the new Royal Residence, which was recently recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa at the World Travel Awards, Jumeirah Vittaveli comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples. Highlights are the free-standing Ocean Suites, located only a heartbeat away from the main island and accessible by complimentary boat service.

For the evenings, guests have the choice of a culinary journey through India in the resort’s signature restaurant Swarna, or an overwater fine dining experience featuring French cuisine at Fenesse.

The Talise spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli has been named Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Maldives by the World Travel Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Treatments at the spa are inspired by concepts of light and space connecting with the purity and vibration of ingredients. The team produces their own island made 100 percent pure coconut oil, which is used in treatments and available as a take-home souvenir. The garden and overwater treatment rooms provide romantic spaces for couples who wish to enjoy blissful relaxation, while the spa menu also includes dedicated Mother-Daughter and Father-Son pampering sessions.

For those seeking adventure, the island’s water sports centre offers flyboarding. For those looking to experience the wonder of the underwater world of the Maldives, there are diving and snorkelling excursions to see turtles and magnificent shipwrecks.

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