From 26th February to 8th March, 2019, Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa welcomes Chef Jean Marc Boyer from South of France for an exclusive gastronomic journey. The Michelin chef, together with our French executive chef Olivier Ramos, are set to create a sensory experience to delight the palates of our guests as they combine their talent and presentation of the traditional French cuisine, which is creative yet elegant with exquisitely balanced flavors to be showcased in Hideaway’s restaurants.
A disciple of Auguste Escoffier, also known for his impromptu culinary style and astonishing creativity, Chef Jean developed his passion for cooking at a younger age and started as an apprentice at Le Reverbere in Narbonne (2 Michelin stars). Among the few, where he had some stints were Bernard Loiseau Restaurant (3 Michelin stars) in Burgundy and Lasserre (3 Michelin stars) in Paris. He learned the trade in best starred restaurants which inspired him to prioritize the freshness of ingredients – “from the basket” concept, develop a high-quality, and elaborate French cooking philosophy.
With his subsequent experiences working with great masters include Pierre Gagnaire, Gérard Mulot, known as the best Pastry Chef in Paris and the Michelin-star master himself, Alain Ducasse.
“Every day I cook something different depending on what ingredient is available from the local market in my village. The way I cook is very sensual. I touch the ingredient, feel it and then I get inspiration of how I want to cook it. Cooking something is like to give it another life. ” – Chef JeanMarc Boyer, as quoted from one of his interviews.
“We are pleased to bring in Chef Jean and more of his caliber in the future and so I am thrilled to be able to create something exceptional for our guests that will delight and amaze their senses during their stay”, says Christian Szabo, general manager of Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa.
“This collaboration with world-renowned Michelin chefs in the industry, by creating exquisite dishes that will surely elevate the culinary dining experience of our guests at the resort really excites me and the whole team. We want our guests to experience fine dining and brassiere concept at its best considering Chef Jean’s specialty, and this, we will continue to enhance our culinary delights and do our utmost to cater everyone’s desire”, says Mr. Michael Wieser, CEO of Lily Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd.
The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is located on the crescent-shaped island of Dhonakulhi in the north of the Maldives, 290 km from the capital Malé and belongs to the Haa Alifu Atoll. Characteristic features are unique quietness, comfort and privacy on 297,000 square meters. 103 spacious villas in ten categories were built at a great distance from each other in evergreen tropical vegetation and in the turquoise blue lagoon. A personal butler is available in almost all categories and fulfils all guest wishes. The culinary diversity is reflected in four restaurants and bars. To explore directly from the beach is a paradisiacal house reef for divers. Hideaway Beach is the only hotel in the Maldives with a fully equipped harbour. It also offers the largest rum and whiskey menu in the Maldives and is home to “The Spa at Hideaway Maldives”, the diving school “Meridis Dive & Relax” and the professionally supervised Kids Club.