The French-inspired resort welcomes leading female Spanish chef for an exceptional culinary programme
If you’re looking for a spring break that is as much about the food as it is laying in the sun, then Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa has you covered.
Take advantage of the ‘dine and stay’ package as the resort welcomes Michelin star chef, Begona, who will be hosting her Easter Delights pop up from April 7 to 10. The special package includes a delectable 6-course tasting menu for two plus buffet breakfast for $673 per room.
During her stay, Chef Begona will be hosting an exclusive pop up to celebrate the launch of Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa’s new restaurant, Riviera Tapas & Bar. For an unforgettable soiree experience, guests can also explore the Chef’s stall at the resort’s annual Au Soleil Easter Brunch in the Hub Garden on April, 9 2023, where her favourite delicacies will be served. She has previously won the first edition of Top Chef Spain and was named the best cook in the Valencian Community.
Chef Begona will be treating guests visiting the luxury resort in the Indian ocean to a Spanish gastronomical experience, which will include two special dinners with bespoke tasting menus plus an evening of Petit Plates. Dishes from her inspiring tasting menu include the likes of Scallops, Sea Lettuce & Cream of Pine Nuts; Parsnip Carbonara, Kimchi & Pork Belly and Strawberries, Yogurt, Yuzu & Ginger.
Chef Begona will also be hosting a special culinary masterclass, where guests have the gastronomic treat of learning how to cook a selection of dishes such as paella with the talented chef in addition to gaining valuable insider knowledge and tips.
She commented: “I am thrilled to be bringing the cuisine of my homeland to the Maldives and treating diners to dishes packed with Valencian flavours, and teaching guests how to cook dishes from the Mediterranean such as the famed paella.”
Inspired by the bustling boulevards of southern Spain and designed to celebrate long summers, Riviera Tapas & Bar, recently opened at Le Meridien Maldives. The beachside restaurant offers a taste of Catalonia with Petit Plates enthused with Spain’s culinary vibrancy.
Director of F&B at Le Meridien Maldives, Michal Zemlika, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Chef Begona to our island paradise and celebrate the launch of our new Restaurant Riviera Tapas & Bar. She is an extremely talented chef, and we know guests will enjoy her award winning cuisine.”
Families can also explore the Discover Awaits package until 30th April, for a stay in a spacious 2-bedroom pool villa, including a complimentary delectable family dining experience, in addition to a complimentary 30-minute photoshoot to capture the good moments.
Family Package includes:
- 2 bedroom villa for family/ groups up till 4 people
- Complimentary Seaplane transfers for 2 kids below 12 years
- Complimentary family dinner for 4 people
- 15% discount on Spa treatments in Explore Spa
- Complimentary 30-minute group photoshoot with 1 printout
- Minimum 5 nights required
- Valid Stay Dates: Now until 30 April 2023