The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is set to present a culinary exploration of Germany’s legendary Black Forest with Chef Patron Viktoria Fuchs, an eighth generation gastronome who owns and manages the Spielweg estate in Münstertal.
Guests are invited to explore the Black Forest with Fuchs from 24 to 25 November as she host an exquisite five-course wild game menu at the resort’s Beach Shack and a tasting of various meats and cheese from Spielweg’s smoking chamber.
As the family continues to support the local nature park and farms, Spielweg has also released its own gin – Spielweg Gin, refined with juniper, blueberries, cranberries, rowanberries, mountain herbs and lemon peel all sourced from the Black Forest.
Following in the footsteps of her forefathers, renowned hunters and cooks and founding members of the elite Jeunes Restaurateurs, Fuchs helms the kitchens at Spielweg serving an inventive menu of wild game and herbs from the Black Forest. From the family’s cheese factory, an age-old craft is kept alive with milk from the Hinterwälder cows that graze on a farm situated 1,000 metres above sea level.
Guests can look forward to an evening with Fuchs and a menu of cod ceviche with coriander, coconut and roasted corn, wild boar dim sum, pink-roasted saddle of venison with mango, carrot cake with physalis, passion fruit and sour cream ice cream and ending with a classic slice of gugelhupf served with Spielweg Gin.
Hosted at the resort’s wine cellar, guests can also sign up for a tasting class of sliced mountain cheese from Spielweg’s smoking chamber as well as coppa and beef ham – meat cured for two months and then dried in a noble mold culture.
On a journey to share her family’s passion and her experience with game cuisine from living in the Black Forest, Fuchs’ book – FuchsteufelsWILD, which won the German Cookbook Award is an ode to the long tradition of game cuisine in Spielweg.