New Wine Pairing Menu At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, Maldives
For an extraordinary gastronomic holiday experience, The Four Spices Restaurant at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives has introduced a new Wine Pairing Menu with five-courses, each accompanied by a wine carefully selected by the sommelier.
With the new Wine Pairing Menu, guests can enjoy a complimentary canapé and glass of sparkling wine before the meal starts. Then, as each of the five courses is served, the sommelier will explain more about each wine and how it perfectly matches the food being served to create an exquisite wine and dine degustation experience. The meal is followed by coffee or tea while guests enjoy the stunning surrounds of the over-water restaurant.
The set menu offers a taste of the finest Asian food with highlights of Japanese, Indian, Thai and Maldivian flavours accompanied by predominantly New World wines that perfectly complement the cuisine and warm climate. Enjoy a starter such as green mango and mussel salad, with a coriander salsa, paired with White Cliff Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand, a wine renowned for its full ripe tropical flavours. The fish course is a selection of seafood or fresh fish, paired with Chateau l’Ermitage Blanc from the Rhône valley, France, chosen for its smell of crisp white fruits. The main course consists of succulent meats such as grilled sumac spice lamb loin on risotto, paired with the strong spice flavours of Capricornia Shiraz from the renowned McLaren Vale, Australia.
The Wine Pairing Menu is priced at US$120 per person, with a 25% discount for all half-board, full-board and all-inclusive guests, taking the price to US$96.
Olhuveli is a beautiful island retreat with stunning, award-winning beaches, abundant sandbanks and an array of watersports, making it a haven for those wishing to mix romance with activity. The romantic setting of The Four Spices restaurant over the turquoise-blue sea is ideal to celebrate a special occasion, provide a highlight to a honeymoon or create the perfect backdrop to a proposal.
Located on the tip of South Malé Atoll and only 45 minutes by speedboat from the airport, Olhuveli offers 164 rooms, stunning beaches, abundant sandbanks and superb recreational activities. Facilities include a selection of restaurants and bars, two large pools, floodlit tennis court, volleyball and a spa. There is an excellent watersports centre - with one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives - as well as wake-boarding, stand-up paddle-boarding and a diving school with five-star PADI Gold Palm status. A large, shallow blue lagoon surrounds the whole island, which also makes it great for snorkelling.
First Choice (www.firstchoice.co.uk / 0871 200 4455) is offering seven nights at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £1,629 per person, based on two adults sharing. Departing on 24 June 2012, the price includes return flights from Gatwick, accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges.
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