Hideaway Beach Resort to host award-winning Swedish pâtissier Seb Pettersson

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is set to become an absolute hotspot for dessert lovers in the fall, as the luxury resort hosts award-winning Swedish pâtissier Seb Pettersson.

From October 27 to November 10, Chef Pettersson, together with Hideaway’s Executive Chef Sebastien Pinson, will spoil guests of the luxury resort with exceptional sweet sensations.

The highlight of his stay is a gala dinner for in-house guests, featuring the best desserts the island has ever seen. A dessert buffet at Matheefaru Restaurant on Tuesday, October 29, as well as the gala dinner at Sunset Pool Café on Thursday, November 7, will see Chef Pettersson team up with Hideaway’s Executive Chef Pinson to combine their talents and create a unique culinary experience.

Christian Szabo, General Manager at Hideaway, appreciates the creative work of the Swede: “We look forward to a refreshing, modern twist on textures, ingredients and presentation by Chef Seb Petterson.”

During his stay at Hideaway, Chef Pettersson will also be training the resorts’ kitchen staff in his art and share his tips for exquisite delicacies.

Guests who visit the resort at a later date, can rejoice as well; the artful desserts created by Chef Pettersson will still available in the resort’s restaurants.

“This is another step to take the culinary experience to the next level. We will continue to bring more and more talented and renowned chefs to the resort, making it an exquisite culinary destination in the Maldives,” Michael Wieser, CEO of parent company Lily Hotels, said.

One of the youngest members to have ever joined the Swedish confectioner scene, Chef Pettersson’s CV already boasts impressive achievements. He spent his apprenticeship at Michelin-starred restaurants, including Oaxen Krog, Operakällaren and Ekstedt in Stockholm.

With his imaginative and artfully designed creations, Chef Pettersson surprised the jury of the “Culinary World Cup 2018” in Luxembourg with new interesting flavours and designs in 2018. For example, he uniquely combined milk chocolate with extraordinary herbs and almonds into a work of art, whilst his combination of honey, chocolate and roasted sesame helped the Swedish national cooking team bring home gold.

In 2016, Chef Pettersson presented his creations for the Swedish Junior Culinary Team at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Erfurt. His extraordinary dessert of cherries, chocolate and pistachios was placed on the winners’ podium and was awarded gold.

Hideaway Beach Resort is located on the crescent-shaped island of Dhonakulhi in the northernmost Haa Alif atoll of the Maldives, 290km from capital Male. Characteristic features are unique quietness, comfort and privacy in a 297,000sqm tropical setting.

A total of 103 spacious villas in 10 categories are situated at a great distance from each other, either amongst evergreen tropical vegetation or above the turquoise blue lagoon. A personal butler is available in almost all villa categories and fulfils all guest wishes. The resort’s culinary diversity is reflected in four restaurants and bars.

With a paradisiacal house reef to be explored directly from the beach, Hideaway Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Maldives with a fully equipped harbour. It also offers the largest rum and whiskey menu in the Maldives, and is home to The Spa at Hideaway Maldives, diving school Meridis Dive & Relax, and a professionally supervised Kids Club.

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