The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has unveiled its new Eat Well menu, curated by guest chef Suresh Baabu. The new menu draws inspiration from plant-based cuisines from around the world while incorporating locally-sourced ingredients and flavours unique to the Maldives.
In the new Eat Well menu, guests can expect a delectable culinary experience featuring dishes such as Peruvian ceviche, Spanish-style almond salmorejo soup, Middle Eastern nachos made with pitta crispy, Thai-style baked cauliflower, and “local pack,” a banana leaf-wrapped cottage cheese marinated in Maldivian spices.
With over 18 years of experience in elevating gastronomical tastes across the Middle East and India, Chef Suresh’s accolades include being named Best Plant-Based Chef – UAE by Upfield and Best Plant-Based Dish by BBC Middle East, among others.
“We are excited to provide our guests with a range of activities that promote healthy and sustainable living during their stay,” said Vijay Kumar, General Manager of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.
“Our collaboration with Chef Suresh Baabu to create this refreshing new Eat Well menu is another step in inspiring our guests to maintain their wellness routines while enjoying their vacation. We invite guests to come and indulge in a culinary journey that nourishes the body and delights the taste buds at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.”
To celebrate the launch of the new menu, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort recently concluded a week-long culinary event. On 29 April, the event kicked off with a healthy buffet featuring an array of nutritious and mouthwatering dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options. Chef Suresh also hosted two Eat Well cooking classes alongside the resort’s Executive Chef Jorge Colazo, providing guests the opportunity to learn about healthy cooking techniques and nutritious ingredients based on a balanced diet.
“The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort’s collaboration with Chef Suresh Baabu is in line with the brand’s Eat Well pillar, which emphasises healthy, nutritious, and sustainably-sourced ingredients,” the resort said.
“As a brand that prioritises wellness, Westin Hotels & Resorts offers various wellness initiatives, such as the signature Heavenly Bed, Sleep Well lavender balm, and frequent Run Westin events across their destinations.”