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7 days, 7 ways: Westin Hotels’ global signature sips at Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, located in Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives, has joined hands with seven sister Westin Hotels & Resorts from around the world to launch a pop-up beverage menu featuring each hotel’s signature cocktail.

“Seven Days, Seven Ways” will be available at Sunset Bar, the ideal location to enjoy stunning views of the glistening Indian Ocean while catching up with family and friends, until October 2022.

Based on the idea of having a recommended daily cocktail coming from different exotic destinations, guests will be able to choose between signature cocktails from Brisbane, Tokyo, Dubai to Malta, Madrid, Panama and New York, while also having a taste of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort’s own signature Miri-Miri.

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is an immersive destination for travelers to feel rejuvenated and refreshed, bringing to life the Westin brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, and Play Well. With a choice of four unique dining venues, The Pearl, Island Kitchen, Hawker and Sunset Bar, guests can experience a delightful range of cuisines during their stay to resonate the brand’s Eat Well passion point. Crafted at Westin is the brand’s newest beverage concept, also aligned with Eat Well, inviting guests to revive with an artisanal elixir. Each expertly mixed cocktail from signature Crafted at Westin menus around the world are infused with natural ingredients and fresh local flavors.A sneak-peek at the signature cocktails included in the pop-up menu: 

MIRI-MIRI by The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Miri means Young Coconut in Dhivehi (Maldives’ local language) and Miri-Miri brings to life the flavour of Maldives with a twist to one of the most known tropical drinks, Pina Colada.Inspired by its name, Miri-Miri is served in a coconut and is based on infused coconut rum and fresh pineapple juice, enhanced with hibiscus. The sweetness is balanced with diluted ginger in order to make this cocktail the best ally for sunny days in the Maldives or to make the most of a dreamy sunset.

RANGO DAIQUIRI by The Westin Brisbane

When it is hot outside – it’s second nature to seek a vibrant and refreshing libation, and Rango Daiquiri is The Westin Brisbane’s answer to the hunt for refreshing cocktails.With a base of aged dark rum and Campari along with Mango puree and a dash of rhubarb bitters, the Rango Daiquiri is a classic daiquiri with a bitterly sweet twist, envisioned as the perfect vacation delight to be enjoyed perched at The Westin Brisbane’s swim-up pool bar or beachside in the Maldives.

MONKEY MAGIC by The Westin Tokyo

Monkey Magic is one of the signature cocktails at The Bar at The Westin Tokyo, which features more than 350 varieties of whiskies from around the world.This fun and playful cocktail uses Monkey Shoulder Scotch whisky as its base, sweetened with banana syrup and maple syrup and topped with egg whites for a fluffy texture. It is designed to delight guests so that they can let loose and relax in the bar with this funky cocktail.

THE MIST by The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

The Mist, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi’s signature cocktail, takes guests back in time to the Prohibition Era in the USA. The presentation of the cocktail with its clandestine look, surrounded by smoke, represents the need to hide alcohol consumption and depicts how cocktails were consumed in a mysterious way during the Dry Law. This dry cocktail takes elements such as Bourbon and Cointreau, and counteracts them with sweet vermouth and lavender syrup, adding a final touch of gold an ode to the land where it comes from – Dubai.

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER by The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

Mediterranean Summer is inspired from the sunny, vibrant and historic island of Malta. Based on Vodka, Passoa, strawberry syrup, fresh lemon juice and cranberry juice, this signature cocktail combines citrus and fruity notes bringing a breath of freshness during the sunny days of summer in Malta, and is also ideal to enjoy the tropical weather of the Maldives.

LA VIOLETERA by The Westin Palace, Madrid

La Violetera” is a very indigenous Madrilenian cocktail inspired by the famous candies sold since 1915 in a shop named La Violetera. This violet-flavoured candy became very famous years ago, as King Alfonso XIII would buy them for his wife, Queen Victoria Eugenia.With a base of Belvedere vodka mixed with violet syrup, grapefruit juice, homemade blueberry syrup and mint leaves, this cocktail is a refreshing accompaniment to a stunning sunset

PEARL ISLAND by The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Pearl Island is named after an exclusive tropical location in the Pacific coast in the Gulf of Panama, composed of more than 200 islands surrounded by nature. Pearl Islands is famous for its beautiful white-sand beaches, scuba diving, and whale watching, as well as well-preserved nature and marine life.A sip of this signature cocktail from The Westin Playa Bonita Panama will transport you to Pearl Islands, with the flavors of coconut, mango, and pineapple – all exotic fruits that are found there in plenty.

HEAVENLY RYE by The Westin New York at Times Square

Manhattan is a go-to cocktail for the rich and famous in New York. The classic Manhattan cocktail has the richness of whiskey, the subtle sweetness of vermouth, and the bitters to balance it all out making it a perfect starting point for many variations that still retain the classic flare. The Westin New York’s signature Manhattan includes Benedictine for a note of honey and a blend of Angostura and Orange Bitters to bring balance with a hint of bitterness.

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Embark on culinary adventure with Ifuru Island Maldives’ new Social House Theme Nights

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Ifuru Island Maldives has unveiled its latest culinary offering: Social House theme nights, inviting guests to indulge in a gastronomic journey inspired by the world’s oceans. Each night of the week, guests can immerse themselves in a feast of flavours, expertly curated to showcase the diverse cuisines found along the shores of the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Oceans, and beyond.

Monday: Indian Ocean Extravaganza

Kick-start the week with a celebration of Indian and African culinary traditions. Dive into a rich array of fragrant curries, from creamy butter chicken to spicy vindaloo, complemented by tantalising African delicacies such as peri peri chicken and bobotie.

Tuesday: Mediterranean Sea Delights

Transport your taste buds to the shores of the Mediterranean with an array of vibrant dishes bursting with freshness. Indulge in crisp Greek salads drizzled with olive oil, succulent grilled fish seasoned with aromatic herbs, and hearty Moroccan tangines brimming with tender meats and aromatic spices.

Wednesday: South China Sea Fusion

Experience the culinary melting pot of the South China Sea with an enticing fusion of flavors from Thailand, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Delight in the zesty tang of Thai green curry, the savoury satisfaction of Chinese dim sum, the fragrant aromas of Vietnamese pho, and the bold flavours of Filipino adobo.

Thursday: Pacific Ocean Fusion

Embark on a journey across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, where the culinary landscapes of Peru, Japan, Hawaii, and beyond converge. Sample the freshness of Peruvian ceviche, the artistry of Japanese sushi, the vibrancy of Hawaiian poke bowls, and the eclectic flavours of North American and Chilean cuisine.

Friday: Night of the Atlantic Oceans

Experience the best of the Atlantic Oceans with a sumptuous spread of hearty meats and traditional dishes from France, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, and Spain. Indulge in sizzling steaks from Argentina, tender coq au vin from France, feijoada from Brazil, comforting shepherd’s pie from the UK, and flavourful paella from Spain.

Saturday: International BBQ – White Party

Join us for a lively International BBQ featuring a white-themed party, where guests can indulge in a variety of grilled specialties from around the world, set against the backdrop of Ifuru Island’s breathtaking scenery. Indulge in an array of grilled delights from around the globe, from smoky American ribs and juicy Australian prawns to succulent South African braai and tender Argentine asado, all while dressed in your finest white attire.

Sunday: Maldivian & Seafood Extravaganza

Wind down the week with a leisurely afternoon by the pool, accompanied by a feast of Maldivian specialties and fresh seafood delights. Enjoy an array of freshly caught fish, grilled lobster, and savory tuna dishes, alongside traditional Maldivian favorites like mas huni and garudhiya.

“We are thrilled to introduce our Social House theme nights, offering guests a culinary voyage across the world’s oceans where guests can explore the vibrant tastes of the oceans without ever leaving the island,” said Rochelle Kilgariff, General Manager of Ifuru Island Maldives.

“Each evening promises a unique journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors from around the world,” said the Executive Chef of Ifuru Island Maldives.

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Savouring paradise: Taste of Mediterranean cuisine at Kuramathi’s Palm

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Indulge in exquisite culinary delights at Palm, the ultimate all-day destination at Kuramathi Maldives. From 11am to 10:30pm, guests can enjoy a variety of sensational Mediterranean creations amidst a serene al fresco dining ambiance.

Palm is tailored to suit both lunch and dinner preferences, ensuring that every member of the family is catered to. For those seeking a light lunch, Palm offers island-grown salads, antipasti, pastas, pizzas and homemade ice cream – perfect for a refreshing treat after a day at the beach. Palm takes pride in sourcing ingredients locally, with salads featuring produce from the hydroponic garden at Kuramathi, including the renowned Kuramathi Garden Salad.

For an unforgettable dinner experience, Palm offers a hearty feast of Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you crave the freshest seafood, succulent meats, or indulgent pasta dishes, Palm has you covered. Enjoy an intimate dinner under the stars with a selection of fish & crustacean, meat & poultry, and a variety of pasta options. Amidst the dinner menu’s offerings, some of the special highlights include Octopus Carpaccio, Scallop with garlic and rocket, Maldivian Yellow Fin Tuna, Lamb Rump, and the iconic Pizza Kuramathi Special.

Surrounded by the serene beauty of the island, diners are treated to a feast for the senses, where every dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and passion for food. Whether you’re gathering for a leisurely lunch with family or an intimate dinner under the stars, Palm promises to indulge your senses and create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.

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It takes 2 (Chefs and Hearts!): Season 2 at Baraabaru at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

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A tantalising culinary sequel unfolds from April 2, 2024 in the dramatic lagoon-top setting of Baraabaru at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

The partnership between Indian-born, New York-based Chef Hari Nayak and Baraabaru’s Head Chef Kishan Singh continues with a second menu, marking the next chapter in a collaborative journey that began in October 2023. This new menu not only showcases the rich cultural and culinary heritage of the Indian subcontinent and the Maldives but also ventures into new territories and passions.

The Nayak-Singh Baraabaru partnership is more than a marriage of ingredients and creativity; it’s an alignment of philosophies and passions. Visionary Chef Hari Nayak’s journey from the coastal city of Udipi, India, to the world’s most prestigious restaurants is reflected in his modern yet authentic interpretation of Indian gastronomy. Chef Kishan Singh is celebrated for his dedication to natural flavours and meticulous focus on fresh, authentic dishes, complementing Chef Nayak’s global perspective with deep-rooted local wisdom.

The new season Baraabaru menu expands its gaze beyond the Southern coastal recipes that defined Chef Hari’s India’s childhood and the first menu, embracing a pan-Indian approach with a modern twist. “We’re thrilled by the overwhelming reception from our guests who have recently dined at Baraabaru,” comments Didier Jardin, General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. “We’re excited to elevate the dining experience even further with this new menu selection that features popular favourites as well as a selection of new dishes.”

Signature starters include the Kokum Cured Tuna, which marries the tangy essence of Bhel Puri with creamy avocado in a refreshing cold salad. The Tandoori Grilled King Oyster Mushroom is a subtly spiced delicacy; its meaty texture the perfect canvas for the smokiness of the tandoor. The Kosha Mangsho, a Bengali-style slow-cooked mutton, is prepared with black masala, offering nuanced layers of intense yet comforting flavour. The Burrata Butter Chicken combines the charred smokiness of tandoor-baked chicken tikka with the velvet texture of melted burrata and a richly roasted tomato makhini sauce. The Lamb Shank Biryani is a majestic assembly of slow-cooked lamb with aromatic saffron-infused Keralan rice, sweet caramelised onions and the buttery crunch of toasted cashews.

Chef Hari Nayak’s favourite dish, the Ghee Roasted Baby Eggplant, pairs the creaminess of ghee-enriched eggplant with the warmth of red chilli and the tang of tamarind. Served with a feather-light Neer Dosa, this dish expresses the revered chef’s hallmark blend of classic flavours with modern flair. Chef Kishan Singh’s chosen dish is the Goan Peri Peri Prawn served with garlic pachadi and curry leaf oil.

As guests dine beneath Kuda Huraa’s endless skies, each bite explores the treasures of sea and land – and tells the tale of two chefs united in their passion for Indian flavours, fresh Maldivian ingredients, and the joy of creating together.

To book a table at Baraabaru,email: reservations.mal@fourseasons.com or call the central reservations department of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at tel: (960) 66 00 888.

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