This October, as part of their culinary season, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa will feature two Michelin star chef Soenil Bahadoer. Gourmets may enjoy great dining in a tropical paradise.
Visitors to the luxury resort, which is situated in the Lhaviyani Atoll on the island of Thilamaafushi, can partake in an exclusive Masterclass with a 3-course lunch, 5-course dinner at Velaa Bar + Grill, La Vie, Rosé and Petit Plates Sunset Soirée curated by Chef Soenil, and live cooking pop-ups at Au Soleil BBQ and Le Meridien Hub Garden as part of the resort's exclusive offerings.
Through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, visitors can also access once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Two successful bidders will be treated to a Private Brunch Picnic with Rosé wines and bubbles prepared by Chef Soenil on the exclusive island of Bodu Finolhu at the Le Meriden Maldives Resort & Spa. A private outing may also include a fishing trip to a nearby island, a visit to the resort's greenhouse, and a private Champagne dinner with the chef.
A combination of French and Surinamese cuisine is served on the menu of Chef Bahadoer's Restaurant de Lindehof in Amsterdam, honoring his background. During the pop-up, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa will serve meals including European lobster with apple, curry, and mango chutney, as well as Rendang with cabbage, ginger beer ice cream, and white soya.
When guests reserve a spot at this gourmet pop-up, they can take advantage of a special package that includes free daily buffet breakfast at Turquoise, free daily buffet dinner at Turquoise or a three-course set menu at Velaa Bar + Grill, free 5-course set menu prepared by two-Michelin-star chef Soenil Bahadoer, free 30-minute photoshoot with one printout, and free daily water sports.
Regarding the impending pop-up, Chef Bahadoer said: "All life is an experiment. The more tests you conduct, the better. Never learn something by being told; always do your own research.
The island's general manager, Thomas Schult, said: "Guests may enjoy a variety of fresh cuisine, from local specialties to Mediterranean-inspired meals to Japanese fine dining. We are honored to welcome renowned Chef Soenil Bahadoer to celebrate our culinary offerings.
Marriott members can use their points to purchase special Bonvoy experiences, such as a private island picnic with two Michelin-starred chef Soenil Bahadoer and a four-night stay in a Sunrise Overwater Villa at Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa for two people. Enjoy a private fishing trip as well as a tour of the hydroponic greenhouse before dining on an incredible supper prepared by Chef Soenil in a breathtaking setting.