Leading Maldives luxury resort, Coco Bodu Hithi has partnered with MasterChef judge and highly acclaimed Michelin-starred chef, Monica Galetti, to bring her culinary skills to host two exclusive dinners at the 5-star property in October 2019.
As part of the collaboration, Monica Galetti will create a six-course tasting menu for the resort’s award-winning restaurant, Aqua, including wine pairing recommendations from the sommelier team. Working alongside the restaurant’s existing team of esteemed chefs, the menu will showcase the best of local ingredients and offer a twist on Maldivian cuisine, reflective of Monica’s cooking style and inspired from dishes that are much-loved at Monica’s restaurant, Mere in Fitzrovia, London which feature the influence of Monica’s South Pacific heritage.
Monica will host dinners on the evening of the 22nd and 25th October, giving guests the chance to experience first-hand her passion for working with only the finest and fresh ingredients to create show stopping contemporary dishes. Monica’s signature dish will also remain on the menu on a seasonal basis, which will enable future guests to sample part of her uniquely designed menu. In addition to this, Monica will host an intimate master class for guests on 23rd October, showcasing a breadth of techniques and tips for preparing and executing Michelin-star worthy plates of food.
Coinciding with Monica’s residency, Ryan Chetiyawardana aka Mr Lyan will be creating and serving up a special drinks menu comprised of five unique cocktails at the property’s cocktail bar, Latitude, again with a signature cocktail remaining on the menu for guests to enjoy in the months to follow. Ryan will be serving up drinks between on the evening of 20th October and 24th October, as well as offering a glimpse into the world of mixology with a masterclass on the 21st October, enabling guests to sample and see how Ryan puts together unique flavour combinations to create delicious drinks.
Coco Bodu Hithi is eager to welcome back Monica Galetti and introduce Ryan Chetiyawardana to create fresh and flavorful creations for the islands’ sophisticated and relaxed restaurants and
bars. With six restaurants and bars on the island, Coco Bodu Hithi celebrates and offers a variety
of exquisite cuisines and drinks, taking inspiration from the Maldives and further afield.