The resort – which boasts the largest wine cellar in the Maldives with over 1000 bins – will host some of the world’s most esteemed chefs and winemakers in this exclusive event taking place throughout November
Velaa Private Island Resort in the Maldives will be holding a series of dinners created by famous wine makers and Michelin-starred Chefs this November, with the launch of Gastronomy Duets.
Velaa chef Gauchan de Silva will work with culinary wizards Brian Mark Hansen from restaurant Søllerød Kro in Denmark, Alain Alders from De Vrienden van Jacob in the Netherlands and Tristan Brandt from restaurant Opus V in Germany respectively on the four dinners to take place throughout the month. The resort – which boasts the largest wine cellar in the Maldives with over 1000 bins – will also welcome much-lauded winemakers from Artémis Domaines, Domaine de la Côte, Alvaro Palacios and Pierre Péters Champagne house.
See the full, harmonised schedule below:
3rd & 6th November
10th & 12th November
Rajat Parr, a winemaker from California with Indian roots and the owner of Domaine de la Côte, will share his passion for chardonnay and pinot noir.
16th & 19th November
Together with Velaa Private Island’s sommelier, a selection of wine dinners will be served by Alain Alders from Michelin starred restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob in the Netherlands. Alders has a prestigious SVH title and previously worked at Mirazur, Number One in The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2019, as well as a number of noteworthy European restaurants with no less than two Michelin stars.
22nd & 25th November
Frédéric Engerer, CEO of Artémis Domaines, who oversees Pinault’s wine properties, will be presenting Domaine Clos de Tart from Morey-Saint-Denis and Domaine d’Eugénie from Vosne-Romanée. Rodolphe Péters, oenologist and owner of Pierre Péters Champagne house will also be presenting his legendary Blanc de Blancs from Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger.
27th & 30th November
One of Germany’s best chefs Tristan Brandt, from two Micheline-starred restaurant Opus V, will present a dinner accompanied by Alvaro Palacios winemakers’ most noble wines from DOQ Priorat appellation.