The Most Awaited Michelin Starred Chef Dominik Käppeler Brings the Elevated Dining Experience at Lily Beach Resort and Spa


On 27th of March to 8th of April 2019, the 30-year old born from Göppingen Michelin-starred Chef Dominik Käppeler joins forces with Executive Chef Lionel Pean of Lily Beach Resort and Spa to present an exciting series of culinary highlights in the resort’s restaurants namely Lily Maa, Tamarind, Les Turquoise D’Aqua and Vibes Bar.

The main highlight of exquisite five-course dinner night at Les Turquoise D’Aqua will feature artfully created dishes with bold flavors combined with culinary craftsmanship and wine expertise. The menu has been beautifully paired with quality wines curated by the resort’s head sommelier, Joseph Christopher.

Michelin-starred Chef Dominik Käppeler, being the son of a restaurant owner has developed his passion for cooking during his early years. With his professional debut at Feinkost Käfer in Munich, he rose in 2003 equal to the top league. In the following years, Käppeler developed his personal culinary vision in the upscale gastronomy on Lake Tegernsee. Among its stops are the first addresses in the valley, including the Parkhotel Egerner Höfe, Maiwert's Fährhütte, the Bachmair am See and the Fährhütte am See. Käppeler celebrated his breakthrough as head chef at Schweiger2, where he was personally awarded a Michelin star in 2015 for the first time. Gault & Millau honored his cooking art with 16 points in 2016, the gourmet with 3 of 5 F. An incentive that inspires his first own restaurant project. He owns a restaurant named Restaurant Showroom – known as the culinary show for all the senses and defined as the haven for gourmet lovers in Munich.

“You think eel, banana, mustard and Stilton don’t go together? Oh, but they do – it’s all about aroma pairing. Let your palate decide whether it tastes good – not your head!”, utters Chef Dominik Käppeler.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa Executive Chef Lionel Pean comments on Chef Dominik Käppeler: “With his visions and impressive menus, Dominik has secured himself to be amongst the crème de la crème in the culinary world of his generation. The avant-garde and straight forward approach of his expressive and fully flavored dishes is very distinctive and never seeking to dissemble.”

Executive Chef Pean has garnered his extensive experience in 14 different countries and worked with the international chain of hotels over 33 years. His 3-star Michelin restaurant exposures with widely renowned chefs – Michel Guérard, Michel Troisgros. Gérald Passédat and Alain Senderens has led him to gain a rich level of confidence and perspective of the culinary world.

“We are very proud to be part of an innovative initiative of our team such as hosting of internationally awarded chefs. Welcoming creative talents like Chef Dominik Käppeler will contribute to enhance the all-encompassing dining experience of our valued guests," says Patrice Aira, General Manager, Lily Beach Resort and Spa. 

“Most discerning diners will get a taste of Chef Dominik Käppeler’s signature cuisine, which he describes as creative dishes inspired by tradition, and embalmed with distinction, refined flavors. This is truly unique and will set a new benchmark in the Maldives,” says Michael Wieser, CEO of Lily Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd. 

Special lunch menus and aperitifs will also be showcased in different outlets. Bookings are essential and can be made through our Lily Beach App.