Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is to host acclaimed Chef Eyck Zimmer at Easter 2019.
Zimmer will host two five-course dinners at the resort’s Driftwood restaurant on April 20 and 21. He will be joined by a sommelier who will pair wines with each course.
One of the truly great talents in modern haute cuisine, Zimmer has won accolades such as Portuguese Chef of the Year 2008, British Chef of the Year 2006, Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne 2000, and Ordre Du Merite Agricole, to name a few.
Along the way, the German national has worked in some of the best kitchens in the UK: Claridge’s, The Dorchester and The Ritz. He worked with Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort’s General Manager John Allanson at the Lowry in Manchester 2005-07.
Zimmer is currently Culinary Director at the Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia.
This will be the chef’s second outing at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, following a successful guest chef visit in 2017.
“Eyck’s first session at the Outrigger in the Maldives was wonderfully received by all our international guests,” Allanson was quoted in a statement, as saying. “Eyck is a consummate professional and works really well with our kitchen team, led by executive chef Chris Long. Our lucky guests can expect more culinary magic this Easter.”
The menus for the two Easter 2019 special dinners are a work in progress. Zimmer expects the final creations to be a celebration of Maldivian influences matched with over 30 years of culinary expertise from across Europe.
This Easter, guests at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will once again be able to savour the unique culinary creations of Eyck Zimmer – one of the great talents of modern European haute cuisine.
The private island of Konotta is located 340 kilometres to the south of capital Male', and is conveniently accessible via a 55-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private yacht.
The award-winning Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers guests the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives. Comprising 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and the three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa, the resort offers a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury.
Captivate your senses with innovative dining concepts, the Navasana Spa, and high-end facilities. In between your diving lesson and massage, indulge in sumptuous Maldivian cuisine or a glass of white Burgundy in one of the resort’s restaurants or the comfort of your villa. As the sun sets, sample Japanese single malts at the Teppan bar whilst drinking in endless ocean views.