In a special guest appearance at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands from January 27 to January 31, Artist Partner Louis-Nicolas Darbon, who has shown his work all over the world from London to Tokyo, will unveil a custom painting that was inspired by the resort's architecture and design. Darbon, a French artist and traveller residing in London who thrives off the visual stimulation he achieves while travelling new and familiar areas, will paint the renowned Kerry Hill villas in his distinctive vivid and liberated manner, adding to the resort's spectacular art collection.
Leticia Stock, First Artist of The Royal Ballet in London, will give a special concert just for guests during the resort's defining moments at sunrise in the breathtaking Mystique Garden and sunset at EAU Bar, rounding up our week of exploration via art and design. At the age of three, Stock started dancing. Since then, she has performed in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, and most recently, Ed Sheeran's live Tik Tok performance, which attracted over 5.5 million unique views.
Mediterranean flavours of the Catalan coast
Chef Patron Tom Sellers of London's two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will create a unique pop-up at Beach Shack from February 14 through February 18 that will take diners on a sumptuous 6-course literary-inspired dinner. The event will also feature a reading by Sellers from his debut book, "A Kind of Love Story," which is a behind-the-scenes account of life in a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant. An evening will be spent honouring one of the most creative chefs of our time and learning the truth about the legends surrounding his delectable cuisine. After honing his skills with chefs like Tom Aikens, Thomas Keller, Rene Redzepi, and others, Sellers' Restaurant Story creates a constantly-evolving seasonal tasting menu. Tom Sellers' "a personal journey through cuisine" idea, which incorporates characterful, playful, and ingredient-led philosophy and defies convention by fusing fine dining with forward-thinking, casual restaurant culture, has received a great deal of critical and popular acclaim.
The second instalment of the resort's ground-breaking Behind The Bar series, a Maldives first that introduces guests to some of the most well-known bars and bartenders in the world, will debut on March 14 and 15 with Japan's Shingo Gokan of SG Group, a leading figure in the international bartending industry. Gokan runs more than 10 cocktail bars and restaurants in China and Japan, each with a unique idea. He has been recognised as the International Bartender of the Year by Tales of the Cocktail, Bartender's Bartender, and Industry Icon by Asia's 50 Best Bars. Visitors at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands will enjoy a curated food and cocktail menu from each of SG Group's renowned bars, including Speak Low, Sober Company, The Odd Couple, The SG Club, The Bellwood, swrl., El Lequio, Ash, and SG Low, which holds the record for the most awards won by a bar group in the World's/ Asia's Best Bars with 42 cumulative awards. Celebrate the world's best beverages at the EAU Bar while taking in a stunning Maldivian sunset.
Its illustrious history, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, will continue. The Behind the Bar lineup includes Singapore's Vijay Mudaliar of Native and Analogue in May, Malaysia's Jungle Bird in June, which is ranked #35 among Asia's Best Bars, Masque of India in October, which is ranked #21 among Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, and the exquisite Alquimico of Colombia, which is ranked #10 among the World's 50 Best Bars in November.
Other unforgettable experiences that guests can look forward to include retreats hosted by renowned author and crystal whisperer Emma Knowles from the UK in June and a live performance by Cairo-born, Montreal-based musician/producer, Ash, who plays the guitar, sax, keyboard, drums, and synthesiser and has over 600 million streams on digital platforms, will mesmerise guests in July. Chef Paco Perez, a multi-Michelin starred living culinary legend, will close the year by gracing our shores with his distinctive Catalan coast current Mediterranean flavours.
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands strive to provide each visitor with a uniquely meaningful and unforgettable stay. Every stay is elevated by this incredible lineup by adding a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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