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Angsana Velavaru to host gala dinners, cooking classes with two-Michelin starred chef Rolf Fliegauf

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Angsana Velavaru has announced plans to host multi-Michelin winning Chef Rolf Fliegauf for an exclusive guest appearance in November.

The two-Michelin starred chef brings his unmatched cooking finesse to Velavaru’s AZZURO overwater restaurant during a course of three gala dinners and two cooking classes from November 20-25.

Switzerland’s most decorated chef and Europe’s youngest Michelin star recipient, Chef Rolf is best known as the founder of the prestigious Ecco Ascona and St. Moritz restaurants in Switzerland, where his work twice earned him a two-star rating. His impact on the world of fine cooking has not gone unnoticed, with a critic from German national weekly Welt am Sonntag calling him “one of the greatest chefs of his generation”.

Herr Fliegauf’s first inkling that he was destined for the culinary arts came at an early age, having spent much of his childhood peering into pots and absorbing the craft in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant.

With a penchant for experimentation with texture and temperature, Chef Rolf embraces the fundamentals of haute cuisine while remaining close to the principles of popular cuisine – an approach he calls “purist aroma cuisine”.

“Aroma cuisine means that every ingredient retains its original flavour,” he explains. “By combining the different components, I am able to optimally accentuate all of the flavours.”

Despite having come of age and flourished on Euro-centric cooking, the German-born chef has expanded his culinary horizons to include an appreciation for regional fare: “Not so much the ingredients, but it’s the techniques… the tradition of serving a progression of smaller dishes. I love the Asian way of eating”.

Velavaru or ‘Turtle Island’ is located in the pristine Dhaalu atoll, and accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This 113-villa resort offers 79 island villas and 34 InOcean Villas, revealing spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Ocean.

Spoil your taste buds with fresh ocean picks at the overwater Funa restaurant, or sample international delights at Kaani. Drop in at Kuredhi bar for an exotic cocktail or two as the stars sneak into the sky.Wine and dine in the privacy of your villa, or savour romantic moments with dinner on the beach. Take off to a secluded island with a picnic basket, where powder white sand and turquoise waters set the stage for an unforgettable experience amidst the natural splendour of the Maldives.

Indulge in a myriad of Asian-inspired spa treatments at Angsana Spa. Soak in the tranquil surrounds as our therapists deftly vanquish your world-weary strain and tension, leaving you rejuvenated, energised and radiant.

With guided snorkelling safaris, get your hands wet and join in the efforts to preserve the delicate balance between man and nature. Velavaru is a famed location for turtle-nesting and has its own Marine Lab, particularly committed to protecting marine creatures like the hawksbill and green sea turtles, and coral reefs.

Seating for this rare and exclusive dining event is unsurprisingly limited. Please make your reservations by calling +960 6760028 or e-mail reservations-maldives@angsana.com.

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