JW Marriott Maldives Resort collaborates with Michelin-starred chef Bernd Bachofer and Schubert Wines for gastronomy week

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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is collaborating with Michelin-starred chef Bernd Bachofer and award-winning winemaker Kai Schubert for a gastronomy week that promises a fusion of flavours and exquisite wines set against the stunning backdrop of paradise.

Starting on 2 October, culinary enthusiasts can look forward to a week full of indulgences including an exclusive dinner at the resort’s RIHA paired with wines, a wine masterclass led by Kai Schubert, and a showcase dinner with a curated menu by chef Bernd Bachofer paired with Kai Schubert wines.

“We are beyond excited to curate this exclusive collaboration featuring Michelin-starred chef Bernd Bachofer and winemaker Kai Schubert,” said Mohit Dembla, Resort Manager of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. 

“This promises to be a week filled with gastronomic excellence and fine wines, and truly something all our guests can look forward to.”

Hailing from the distinguished Bachofer restaurant in Germany, Chef Bernd Bachofer’s culinary journey is a magnum opus of passion and innovation. His extensive travels across Asia, notably Japan and Korea, have infused his creations with a blend of French haute cuisine and diverse Asian influences.

Award-winning winemaker Kai Schubert’s story is one of cross-continental excellence. As a German expatriate, he ventured to New Zealand to establish the renowned boutique winery, Kai Schubert Wines. Schubert’s wines, including his iconic Pinot Noir, have consistently ranked among the finest in New Zealand, making him a true visionary in the world of oenology.

Exclusive Collaboration between Chef Rohit Agarwal and Kai Schubert at RIHA

On 2 October, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious dinner in a private atmosphere at RIHA. The resort’s Chef de Partie Rohit Agarwal and Kai Schubert will showcase an exclusive collaboration with dishes from RIHA restaurant paired with selected Schubert wines. Curated by the resort’s Chef Rohit, the menu is a blend of gourmet products such as foie gras, lobster, and wagyu beef, built around known and popular home-cooked dishes across India.

A Wine Masterclass with a Winemaking Legend

Guests can experience a private masterclass on 4 October with Kai Schubert, who will share his exceptional wine production techniques and showcase his finest grapes. This exclusive experience will take place at the wine room of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the world of wines and elevate your appreciation for every sip.

Master Chef Meets Wine Visionary

On 5 and 6 October, guests can look forward to an exceptional dining experience that showcases a limited-time menu crafted by chef Bernd Bachofer. Embarking on a gastronomic journey, the menu seamlessly fuses the elegance of French haute cuisine with the captivating essence of diverse Asian influences. Chef Bachofer will prepare a tantalising array of dishes, including  langoustines in tempura batter with Thai basil gel and pak choi, scallops with Japanese hollandaise and shiitake dim sum, Wagyu short ribs with green curry, smoked potato cream, and yuzu melon. 

Adding a harmonious accompaniment to this culinary symphony, Kai Schubert has meticulously selected wine varieties to perfectly complement each course of this limited-time menu. This extraordinary dining experience will take place at the resort’s premium overwater restaurant Hashi, set under the starlit Maldivian skies, with a captivating entertainment backdrop that promises to make the occasion truly unforgettable.