Dubai, UAE, 28 April 2019 - The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has announced a series of exclusive dining experience for guests in partnership with world-renowned chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.
Over the next 12 months, the iconic resort will host a different chef in residency, offering cooking classes and unique dining experiences to guests, bringing Michelin-star flair to the 'culinary capital' of the Maldives.
Home to seven restaurants and some of the Maldives’ most exquisite dishes, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a hub for epicurean lovers. Options range from a sushi bar at Orientale and Middle Eastern flavours at Cargo, to beachside pizza at Crust and wine-paired tasting menus at Decanter, the resort’s very own wine cellar.
Francesco Gasbarro, 26 - 27 April 2019
This month, the resort will start the series by welcoming Francesco Gasbarro, the chef behind one of Switzerland's best Italian restaurant, La Bottega in Geneva. Trained in some of Florence’s most prolific restaurants and born into a family of chefs, Francesco's cooking redefines Italian cuisine giving a modern twist to the classic dishes of his home country.
Combining his experimental style with the highest quality ingredients along with his profound knowledge of wine, guests will have the opportunity to perfect their skills in a cooking class with Francesco and have exclusive one-on-one time to learn his expert tips. There will also be an intimate dinner with a bespoke menu for guests to taste his delicious contemporary dishes first-hand.
Pere Planahuma, 7 - 8 May 2019
The month of May will invite two Michelin-star Spanish Chef Pere Planaguma, of Girona’s exceptional Les Cols Restaurant. He will be showcasing his refined take on sustainable cuisine that will take diners on a gastronomic journey. With a focus on simple but generous food, Pere will be using making the most of locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal produce and showing how this can be made into exquisite meals.
The series will continue with different, award-winning chefs taking up residency at the resort throughout the year. For more information and booking, please visit: www.stregismaldives.com
About The St. Regis Vommuli Maldives Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November 2016, is nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane, guests are transported into a newfound paradise in the Dhaalu Atoll.
The resort draws inspiration from nature itself. Designed by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design (Singapore), the unusual contemporary design of The St. Regis Maldives draws inspiration from the natural setting of the resort. This is represented by the manta ray shaped lagoon villas, a signature bar in the shape of a whale shark, a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell shaped library.
There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.
The St. Regis Maldives Resort have received the following awards since opening in November 2016
Prix Versailles - Continental Special Prize Winner Exterior Hotels Africa and West Asia
World of Fine Wines - World's Best Wine List 2017 - 3 stars
World Travel & Spa Awards - Maldives Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading New Luxury Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury New Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Resort Design 2017
Maldives' Best Resort Spa 2017
Indian Ocean's Best Resort Spa 2017
World's Best Spa Design 2017
Indian Oceans Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018
Maldives' Leading Luxury Resort 2018
Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa 2018
World’s Best Resort Spa 2018
World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2018: Caviar Journey at Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 2018
Maldives’s Best Resort Spa 2018: Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 2018
AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design) - Best Event Space category for Vommuli House Nature Discovery Center 2018
Best Suite Category - John Jacob Astor Estate 2018
World Luxury Spa Awards - Best Luxury Boutique Spa Continent Winner
Best Luxury Wellness Spa Regional Winner
Wine Spectator - Restaurant Award Winner - Decanter 2 glass
Haute Grandeur - Best Pool Villa Resort - Indian Ocean
SBID International Design Award - Overall Winner
European Hospitality Awards - International Beach Resort of the Year
Ahead Asia - Event Spaces: VOMMULI HOUSE NATURE DISCOVERY CENTRE AT ST. REGIS MALDIVES, VOMMULI ISLAND
Suites: JOHN JACOB ASTOR ESTATE AT ST. REGIS MALDIVES, VOMMULI ISLAND
Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs) - Best Hotel in the Indian Ocean
World Travel Awards Grand Final - World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018