Le Méridien Maldives Resort collaborates with Michelin-starred chef Soenil Bahadoer

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Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is collaborating with two-Michelin-starred chef Soenil Bahadoer to host curated dinners and masterclasses for gourmands this October. 

As part of the exclusive offering, guests can enjoy a bespoke Masterclass with a 3-course lunch, a 5-course dinner at the Velaa Bar + Grill, as well as ‘La Vie, Rosé and Petit Plates Sunset Soirée’ curated by Chef Soenil and accompanied by a DJ at the resort’s Riviera Beach, and Au Soleil BBQ with live cooking pop-up at the Le Meridien Hub Garden. 

Marriott members can use their points to purchase exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Two winning bidders can enjoy a private brunch picnic with rosé wines & bubbles crafted by Chef Bahadoer at the resort’s private island Bodu Finolhu, a private excursion with a fishing trip to a local island, and a visit to the resort’s greenhouse followed by private champagne dinner with the chef. 

Embracing his heritage, the menu at Chef Bahadoer’s Restaurant de Lindehof in Amsterdam, offers a fusion of French and Surinamese cuisine. Diners visiting Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa during the pop up can expect dishes such as Rendang with cabbage, ginger beer ice cream, white soya and European lobster with apple, curry and mango chutney. 

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. You never learn by being told, you should find out by yourself,” said Chef Bahadoer.

Guests booking the gourmet pop up can enjoy a special stay package, which includes complimentary daily buffet breakfast at Turquoise, daily buffet dinner in Turquoise or a three-course set menu at Velaa Bar + Grill, as well as a complimentary 5-course set menu crafted by Chef Bahadoer, a complimentary 30-minute photoshoot with a print, as well as complimentary daily water sports. The stay package is based on a minimum of three nights, on a double occupancy.

“Dining on the island is exemplary and guests can enjoy a range of fresh cuisine from local delicacies to Mediterranean inspired dishes to Japanese fine dining. To celebrate our culinary offering we are proud to welcome acclaimed Chef Soenil Bahadoer,” said Thomas Schult,General Manager.