W Maldives to host culinary experience with world-renowned Chef Mads Refslund

W Maldives has announced plans to host an exclusive culinary experience with Chef Mads Refslund, co-founder the two Michelin-starred Noma restaurant.

Chef Refslund will be at W Maldives from November 23 to December 6 as the last stop on his Asia tour, which includes visits to W Singapore, W Koh Samui and W Bangkok.

The celebrity chef, who has been recognised as one of the most creative chefs in the world, will take over W Maldives kitchen for two interactive dinners based on the concept of fire and ice.

The ‘ice dinner’, which will take place at the Fish restaurant on December 5, will focus on cold and raw products to emphasise what is inherent in the very nature of the dish. Taking place at the Fire restaurant on December 6, the ‘fire dinner’ will be more smoke dominated and will bring back the memory of Chef Refslund’s grandmother cooking with wood and charcoal.

“We are honoured to welcome a world-renowned chef of such calibre as Mads Refslund to W Maldives and look forward to thrilling our guests with his culinary sensations as we continue with our series of visiting international chefs,” W Maldives’ General Manager Anuj Sharma was quoted in a statement, as saying.

A pioneer of New Nordic cuisine, Chef Refslund describes his philosophy to cooking as “bonding rawness”, which entails bringing our natural, organic flavours of ingredients without polluting the taste with excessive preparation or cooking.

Chef Refslund was co-founder of two Michelin-starred Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, ranked amongst World’s 50 Best Restaurants four times. Shortly after Noma’s inception, he opened his own establishment, MR, which also won a Michelin star. Now living in New York, where he previously helmed NYC’s ACME and launched the Nordic food craze in the city, Chef Refslund is preparing to open his own restaurant, which will reportedly be guided by the principles of fire and ice.

Located in the North Ari Atoll, W Maldives offers 77 escapes and suites located both ashore and overwater, including 28 Wonderful Beach Oasis, 46 Fabulous Overwater Oasis, three WOW Ocean Escape and one Extreme WOW Ocean Haven (the W brand’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite). Each chic and spacious escape features infinity plunge pool.

There is a mixture of six bars and restaurants at W Maldives. Kitchen, the all-day dining bistro, and Fire, where guests have their choice of four different barbecues, provide menus for everyone’s palate. Swim up to the pool bar Wet and order a light lunch. There is even a dining option on the resort’s private desert island, Gaathafushi, or Fish, the resort’s specialty seafood restaurant set over the water and under the stars. Fifteen Below is the only underground club in the Maldives, with its own resident DJ and a sushi bar Sushi Beat.

Guests can also spoil themselves with a selection of over 125 treatments at the award-winning overwater Away Spa.

The ‘ice dinner’ costs USD 290++ per person, while the ‘fire dinner’ is priced at USD 210++ per person. For reservations, please contact the resort at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com or on + 960 666222. 

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