Six Senses Laamu welcomes Michelin Star celebrity chef to the Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – Guests of Six Senses Laamu will have the opportunity to experience the exceptional cuisine of Danish Chef Thomas Rode Andersen, in January 2013. Since joining Copenhagen’s Kong Hans Kælder Restaurant as Head Chef and Managing Director, the renowned establishment has been awarded a much-prized Michelin Star.

During his visit to Six Senses Laamu, Chef Andersen is planning just two Signature Dinners – 05 and 10 January, plus a personal cooking class on 09 January.

The dinners will be hosted in the resort’s LEAF Restaurant. Guests wander through flourishing gardens and across a gently swaying bridge to reach this beautiful restaurant, perched atop the organic gardens and with ocean panoramas as a bonus. Many of the ingredients used in the restaurant are from these organic gardens, and line-caught from the Maldivian waters.

Originally hailing from Denmark’s Southern Jutland, Chef Andersen joined Kong Hans Kælder restaurant in 1996. It is set in one of the city’s oldest medieval buildings, which was converted to a restaurant in 1975. The glorious structure hosts a restaurant without pretention, where Danes enjoy the dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. This natural and intimate feeling runs parallel to that of Six Senses Laamu.

As a multi-award winning chef and author of several books about gastronomy, Chef Andersen also recently turned to television, where he has hosted a series with more than 200 episodes over the past two years. Included in this was a culinary discovery expedition of Mauritius.

Just prior to his visit to the Maldives, inspired by his passion for a healthy lifestyle and personal fitness, he opens a paleo food concept outlet in Copenhagen. The concept is also being introduced to the Kong Hans Kælder restaurant, which will elevate paleo dishes to the realm of fine dining.

Six Senses Laamu sits in splendid isolation as the only resort in the Maldives southern atoll. Powder white sand and turquoise water encircle the beautiful tropical island. Luxurious, sustainably-created villas sit on the beach or stilted above the lagoon.

From Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé (MLE), it is a 50-minute flight over the Maldives archipelago to Kadhdhoo, then transfer to a resort boat for the 15-minute trip to Six Senses Laamu.

The Signature Dinners at Six Senses Laamu are realistically priced at US$120 per person. The Cooking Class at just US$130. These prices are subject to local tax and service.

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