Destination Dining to Travel For
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island brings the best chefs and winemakers to its shores this year
LONDON - For decades, travellers have been coming to the Maldives in search of sublime sun and unrivalled natural beauty, but now Conrad Maldives Rangali Island gives another reason to tempt holidaymakers to its shores - their taste buds. This year, some of the world's best chefs and winemakers are descending on the luxury resort to give guests an unparalleled dining experience with their gourmet gastronomy. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to be at the forefront of destination dining with some 12 restaurants and bars all distinguished by the diversity of cuisine and uniqueness of settings.
A food destination of firsts, being the first to understand that a remote location need not prohibit fine dining and good wines, the resort continues to tantalise guests' taste buds with the best food and wine experiences not seen before in the country. Whether it's sipping handpicked wine presented by biodynamic burgundy pioneer Vincent Giardin, enjoying a teppan dinner of fresh lobster under the stars at Koko Grill presented by Conrad Tokyo teppan Chef Nobuyasu Kamiko or crossing the bridge of Chinese Art and French Wine at Ufaa by Jereme Leung; these are tempting experiences worth travelling for.
Krug Ambassade at Ufaa by Jereme Leung
The Maldives' first authentic Chinese restaurant has been handpicked to become the islands nation's first Krug Ambassade restaurant. Ufaa joins an elite international network of exceptional restaurants including the UK's iconic Fat Duck and Murano, Dinner at The Mandarin Oriental and l'Hôtel Georges V in Paris. Leung's carefully crafted authentic and contemporary Chinese flavours featured are a perfect complement to Krug Champagne's philosophy of quality and timeless taste preferred amongst luxury travellers. Krug Grand Cuvée will be available by the glass and the bottle.
Conrad Tokyo features at Koko Grill
Guests will be treated to the cosmopolitan flavours of Tokyo in a meeting of two great hotels. Head Teppanyaki chef at Conrad Tokyo's renowned Kazahana restaurant, Nobuyasu Kamiko, will showcase his culinary flair from March 2 to 15, 2015 at Conrad Maldives' beach-front teppanyaki restaurant Koko Grill. The eight-course menu is a must-try for the gourmet traveller and combines elements from Kamiko's Japanese cuisine such as scallops wrapped with bamboo leaf or grilled lobster on shiro-miso d dengaku with matching sake by Conrad Maldives head sommelier Kamal Malik. The price for this one-off experience is $250 per person including eight courses and a glass of sparkling sake.
Vincent Giardin, producer of fine burgundies
Prepare your palate on March 30, 2015 as top burgundies from fine wine producer Vincent Giardin are showcased alongside a five-course dinner at The Wine Cellar, priced at $295 per person. Another five-course dinner with Vincent Giardin-paired burgundies is planned at over-water restaurant Mandhoo on April 2 for $255. Both evenings will be hosted by Marco Bruno Caschera, Brand Ambassador of the Vincent Giardin estate. With winemaking in his blood after being born into a family who have produced wines since the 17th Century, Vincent prides himself on producing biodynamic fine wines with no pesticides, chemical fertilizers and weedicides. He harvests by hand and demands a high standard which propels him one of the best in the world.
Chinese Art meets French Wine at Ufaa by Jereme Leung
An artistic marriage of East meeting West, April 18, 2015 will mark Ufaa by Jereme Leung's first winemaker dinner in collaboration with boutique winery Pont Des Arts, an exclusive, limited collection of wines created with the support of the finest winemakers from France and greatest artists from China. Presented by Thibault Pontallier one part of the duo behind Pont Des Arts, Pontallier, son of Paul Pontallier, Managing Director of Chateau Margaux will present a selection of wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy with vintages ranging from 2010 - 2012. Each vintage features art from renowned Chinese artists Zao Wou - Ki and contemporary artist Yue Minjun. The wine has been expertly been matched to a specially designed menu by Conrad Maldives Executive Chef and Ufaa namesake, Jereme Leung. Cost is $275 per person.
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Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at the five-star Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Recently awarded "The Best Water Villas in the Maldives", "The Best Suites in the World" "Best Spa Resort in the Maldives" and "Wine Spectator Best of Award for Excellence" for Vilu Restaurant and Bar", and recognized as having the "Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World" for Ithaa Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers three different resort experiences spanned across two islands: guests can enjoy the quintessential Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangali Island while also having access to the facilities of the larger and livelier main island which is linked to it by a 500m bridge. The third resort experience is at the Spa Retreat, an over-water destination spa that operates as a resort-within-a-resort. For relaxation, guests can find bliss in the resort's two spas, dine in the 12 restaurants and bars, enjoy an extensive range of excursions, diving and water-sports options, and snorkel the resort's vibrant coral reef which is just steps from the beach. At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, guests will experience a sense of style and luxury that connects with the charm of the Maldivian surroundings, in an open and inviting way, tailor-made for pleasure.
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