Named “Out of the Blue,” this new dining outlet is set in a
two-story overwater structure, housing five different culinary experiences
Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, unveils its latest dining destination today with the opening of “Out of the Blue” at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, further expanding upon the resort’s extensive dining options. The two-story overwater structure houses five brand-new dining experiences, from intimate settings accommodating just five guests with cuisine prepared by world-famous chefs, to more casual shared alfresco dining areas. This new opening is part of Soneva’s ongoing Festival of Color, celebrating a variety of rich experiences and unique offerings each month across Soneva’s resorts.
The central part of the new dining destination is their all-day dining area called Out of the Blue, which seats up to 50 guests and offers a variety of options, including pizza, salad, grilled meats and seafood. Guests can either sit in the open-air deck or under cover, while still looking out to the open sea. The space includes the following dining areas: “So Hot,” featuring a tandoor oven, robata grill, Josper grill and pizza oven; “So Chilled,” including Soneva’s chocolate and ice-cream parlors; “So Fresh,” the first overwater organic greenhouse in the Maldives, where guests can handpick their own salad ingredients; and “So Cheesy,” the resort’s specialty cheese room.
The new dining destination will also include the below:
Once Upon a Table
Some of the most famous names in the culinary world will be hosting exclusive dinners at Once Upon a Table, which is only open on select evenings of the week. The unique horseshoe-shaped table accommodates up to eight guests for intimate dining experiences with some of the best chefs in the world. The upcoming line-up includes 30 of the world’s top chefs, with a host of Michelin-starred chefs as well as chefs from San Pellegrino’s Top 100 list. Once Upon a Table has no menu, so guests are always surprised.
So Hands On
So Hands On is the dedicated sushi counter, seating just five diners for lunch and dinner on select days of the week. Guest chefs include some of the world’s best sushi chefs, notably Chef Kenji Gyoten, who will be taking over for the month of August. He is the youngest three Michelin-starred chef in Japan, and one of only four three-starred sushi chefs in the world. During the rest of the year, Chef Akira Koba, a highly-trained sushi chef, will be running the table.
Soneva Fushi opens its first Teppanyaki table with So Bespoke, an open-air restaurant with sweeping views of the Baa Atoll. Chef Katushiro To, a famous Teppanyaki chef from Japan, will be grilling and barbecuing year-round for just eight guests, open for lunch and dinner on select days of the week.
Modern Chinese & Japanese Kitchens
The Chinese Kitchen will be serving modern Chinese cuisine, while the Modern Japanese Kitchen, run by Soneva Fushi’s Chef Nikki, is set to serve delicacies such as sashimi, torched wagyu, black cod and other Japanese favorites, all with a contemporary twist. Both of these outlets are open for lunch and dinner on select days of the week and offer a wine selection of 250 varieties of magnums, as well as a large selection of sakes and wines by the glass.
The Bar and Cellar
Guests can choose from an extensive beverage encyclopedia at the Bar and Cellar, which includes a selection of 200 expertly chosen high-end wines by the glass. A wide selection of beers, spirits and cocktails will also be on offer, as well as freshly squeezed juices and specialty teas and coffees. Open all day, every day, the Bar and Cellar seats 30 guests.
For more information about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com.
ABOUT SONEVA FUSHI
In 1995, award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. It has a pristine UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve and is known for its legendary service. Fifty-seven private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers. Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from and nine dining options. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.
Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties and products, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world-class hotels to outstanding natural locations. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.
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