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ANANTARA - Six Metres Below in the Maldives with Two Michelin-Starred Chef Paco Roncero

Chef Paco to host Dining Experiences at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

This August, the Maldives welcomes a Spanish sensation in the form of Two Michelin-Starred Chef, Paco Roncero. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas will host an exclusive lunch and dinner with Chef Paco, where guests can experience first-hand his celebrated gastronomic flair in a stunning locale.

A name synonymous with avant-garde Spanish cuisine, Chef Paco Roncero weaves his masterful command of advanced cooking techniques with bursting creativity and innate sensibility. His two Michelin Stars and three Soles Repsol portray his inquisitive mind and capacity for gastronomical innovation.

Bringing his brand of culinary exploration for the first time to the Maldives, sublime dining experiences beckon at Anantara Kihavah; six metres below the Indian Ocean.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Dinner at SEA – Monday 2nd August

Exclusive to 14 guests, the culinary journey begins with a dinner six metres under sea. Perched at the edge of the island’s famed house reef, SEA is the resort’s award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar, home to over 450 labels and vintages dating from the 17th century. Inspired by the richness of the ocean, an eight-course degustation menu will feature Chef Paco’s creations including White Chocolate and Cardamon “Doughnut” with Foie Gras, Seabass Ceviche in “Tiger’s Milk”, and Lobster with Olive Oil and Pink Pomelo Essence. Paired with distinguished wines orchestrated by the Wine Guru, savour this experience whilst luxuriating in panoramic views of nocturnal marine life at play amongst vibrant corals.

USD 345++ per person (eight-course degustation menu)

USD 540++ per person (with wine pairing)

Lunch at FIRE – Tuesday 3rd August

The second showcase of Chef Paco’s culinary finesse takes place at the dramatic over water setting of FIRE. Enveloped by all shades of endless blue vistas, 14 diners can expect theatrical flair served alongside a gourmet six-course lunch featuring dishes such as Tartar ofTuna, Caviar and Anchovy, Lobster Gazpacho with Basil Perfume and Slow-cooked Confit Lamb Shoulder with Lemon Puree.

USD 295++ per person (six-course menu)

USD 420++ per person (with wine pairing)

Situated within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve teeming with rich marine life, discover an idyllic Indian Ocean retreat at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Nestled amongst lush vegetation, 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and cool open spaces culminate in the ultimate tranquil paradise. Passionate about bringing story collecting travellers closer to the natural, cultural and historic allures of this fascinating island, the resort offers a diverse array of land-based, over water and underwater activities for fitness fanatics, foodies, spa and wellness aficionados, families and couples alike.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas


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