The Residence Maldives collaborates with French Chef Patrick Vitry for exclusive dining experiences

The Residence Maldives has announced a collaboration with French Chef Patrick Vitry, who will be conducting master classes and designing dining experiences at the sister resorts of The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi and The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah.

From August 12-16, Chef Patrick will be serving a French set menu at both Falhumaa on Falhumaafushi and The Dining Room on Dhigurah. This multi-course dining experience will include dishes like Foie Gras au Torchon with coulis de mangue, Sphère de vodka Grey Goose and mousse de menthe.

Cooking alongside him will be chefs from both resorts who will have a chance to be inducted into L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine for the Indian Ocean where Chef Patrick serves as its president.

He will also be discussing the prospective hosting of the first Michelin star chef event at The Residence Maldives in 2020.

Guests who visit the resort to experience the chef’s culinary display can redeem a discount on their stay inclusive of daily breakfast, as long as they book one week in advance. Guests can also enjoy complimentary WiFi access and complimentary transfers with a minimum stay of four nights.

The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi and the newly opened The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah are nestled in the southern Gaafu Alif Atoll. With a custom-built bridge that enables guests to travel between the two resorts, this is one of the largest resort offerings in the Maldives.

The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi is an intimate retreat that offers 94 beach-front and overwater villas. Designed to complement its surroundings and provide a sense of place, the villas have been created using natural materials and are decorated with local artefacts.

The Spa by Clarins at Falhumaafushi is the only one of its kind in the Maldives, and offers a range of treatments created exclusively for the hotel and a place to escape – it sits out on a jetty in the lagoon. Other facilities include water sports, a fitness centre, kids club and excursions to nearby islands.

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah offers 173 beach and water villas, each featuring its own private pool. It also uses locally-sourced materials, designed to capitalise on natural lighting. Catering to families, the resort provides 12 two-bedroom beach and water pool villas, with more on-land options designed for younger children.

Dining options include all-day dining at The Dining Room, the resort’s beachfront restaurant and Li Bai, the resort’s signature Cantonese restaurant, serving classic Chinese dishes.

Other resort highlights include a 42-metre infinity pool, dive & water sports centre, relaxation reading lounge, fully-equipped gym, two complimentary bicycles per room for all guests, and a diverse range of water sports and land-based activities.

The diving surrounding both resorts is exceptional, and their PADI five star certified dive centre offers all level of snorkelers and scuba divers the opportunity to discover the unspoilt coral reefs and rich marine life of the southern Maldivian atoll.

Cenizaro Hotel & Resorts, the hospitality arm of Singapore-based Bonvests Holdings Limited, is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. The Residence by Cenizaro resorts are located in Mauritius, Maldives, Tunis and Zanzibar. In addition, the group’s hotel portfolio includes the Sheraton Towers Singapore and Four Points by Sheraton Perth.

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