Michelin-starred Chef Begoña Rodrigo to host pop-up at Le Méridien Maldives

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Acclaimed Michelin-starred Chef Begoña Rodrigo is set host an exclusive pop up at Le Méridien Maldives this Easter. The world-renowned chef is due to arrive to celebrate the launch of the resort’s new restaurant Riviera Tapas & Bar.

Kicking off the Le Méridien Maldives’ culinary programme on 7 April, Chef Rodrigo will be treating guests to a Spanish gastronomical experience with two special dinners with bespoke tasting menus and an evening of Petit Plates. 

“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,” said Michal Zemlika, Director of F&B at Le Méridien Maldives.

Chef Rodrigo is the Executive Chef and owner of the Michelin-starred La Salita restaurant in Valencia. She won the first edition of Top Chef Spain in 2013. The following year, she was also named the best cook in the Valencian Community. She is also known for her work on The Last Supper in 2020 and El Comidista in 2017. 

Chef Rodrigo will also be hosting a special culinary masterclass where guests will have the opportunity to learn how to cook a selection of dishes and gain valuable insider knowledge.

“I’m 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 cook dishes from the Mediterranean such as the famed paella,” said Chef Begona.

Chef Begona will be hosting her Easter Delights pop-up from 7 to 10 April. Guests can take advantage of a special ‘dine and stay’ offering, which includes a delectable 6-course tasting menu for two and a buffet breakfast. Click here for more information. 

The recently opened Riviera Tapas & Bar at Le Méridien Maldives was inspired by the bustling boulevards of southern Spain and designed to celebrate long summers. The beachside restaurant offers a taste of Catalonia with Petit Plates infused with Spain’s culinary vibrancy.