An Exceptional Molecular Culinary Experience in the Maldives
Luxury Maldives trendsetter Amilla Fushi invites guests to venture into vegan gastronomy with award-winning Swedish food designer and founder of Tora Flora Food, Chef Tora Olsson. From 22 October to 7 November 2019, gastronomic artist and scientist Chef Tora will bring together science, art and a pinch of madness to create an exclusive lunch experience at the resort’s Wellness Café combining organic plant-based ingredients with a touch of molecular gastronomy and an aesthete’s finesse.
Conveying more than just healthy, sustainable meals, Olsson, known professionally as Tora Flora, delivers a unique and memorable experience for diners. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Gastronomy and a Master’s in Food and Meal Science, molecular gastronomy has become a way for Tora to create unique dining experiences to cleanse diners’ palates of any preconceptions about plant-based foods. By experimenting with unusual flavour combinations and cooking techniques, Olsson creates beautiful, tasty and entertaining dishes that aren’t just salads.
Working with Amilla’s talented team of chefs, Tora will be reimagining the lunch menu at the resort’s energising Wellness Café at Javvu Spa to serve up creative dishes centred on balancing wellness of the body and mind with nutritious plant-based food inspired by the resort’s surroundings. Packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients, dishes will include the likes of Foggy Days, smoked zucchini falafel served with chilli marinated mixed vegetables and a creamy avocado dressing; I Do, creamy cauliflower and almond soup with blueberry/ginger drops, topped with fresh herbs and sparkling wine; Sea Breeze, fuchsia cauliflower, bright green asparagus and haricots verts garnished with flowers and vegan cream cheese; and Summer Snow, a delicate flower immersed in a strawberry pearl with an array of marinated rhubarb twists, strawberries and caramelised maple syrup, topped with wild strawberry snow-bubbles. Dedicated to sourcing unprocessed seasonal ingredients and championing plant-based dishes, many of Chef Tora’s creations will become permanent fixtures on the Wellness Cafe lunch menu, complementing Javvu Spa’s renowned treatments to offer a nurturing wellbeing journey for guests.
On selected nights, Chef Tora will also be hosting a molecular vegan experience through a spectacular seven course tasting menu for up to 30 guests. Combining food, art and science, each dish on the exclusive menu will present a whole new experience for diners with an emphasis on the senses; exploring the story behind the ingredients, texture, taste, appearance and season. All enriched by the serene beachside bliss of the island’s foodie hub Baazaar.
The seven-course Tora Flora Food tasting menu costs USD$120++ per person. For more information on Amilla Fushi please visit: www.amilla.mv
Check-out Chef Tora’s recipes on her Instagram account: @toraflorafood.
Scott Dunn (www.scottdunn.com; 020 8682 5000) offers a seven-night stay at Amilla Fushi from £5,679 per person based on two adults sharing a Beach House on half board basis, including return economy flights and seaplane transfers.
Valid for travel between 22 October and 7 November 2019.
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About Amilla Fushi
Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International (Velana International Airport), Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy. Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses. With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club The Sultan’s Village, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.
About The Small Maldives Island Co
The Small Maldives Island Co’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts.
Amilla Fushi is owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing. It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo Island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport.