Home to the standout fine-dining restaurant Aragu, managed by trusted and award-winning Head Chef Gaushan De Silva, Velaa Private Island is the only island in the Maldives home to a restaurant voted in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants this year. A culinary destination in its own right, Velaa also operates two other upscale restaurants, Tavaru and Athiri, two bars and the most exclusive wine cellar in the Maldives designed for the most sophisticated traveller in mind.
For the months of November and December 2021 only, Velaa Private Island has invited culinary sensations from Spain and Switzerland, Paco Pérez and Matthias Schmidberger respectively, to the island to create bespoke multi-Michelin-starred menus alongside Executive Chef Gaushan. Guests at Velaa are exclusively invited to join and take in the magic of a four-hand dining experience themselves.
Dates: 3rd November and 6th November
Swapping Switzerland for the Maldives this November is the talented Matthias Schmidberger, who is the Executive Chef at two-Michelin-starred restaurant Cà d’Oro at Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz and an expert in European cuisine. Matthias has an impressive past, working for some of the best restaurants in Germany, including Traube Tonbach in Baiersbronn, Speisemeisterei in Stuttgart, the Restaurant Forest Sonnora, Dreis and last but not least, in the Brenner’s Park Restaurant in Baden-Baden.
For an evening of culinary splendour, Schmidberger will be at the helm alongside Chef Gaushan to create two unique four-hand dining experiences, which guests can enjoy on the 3rd and 6th November 2021.
Dates: 1st December and 4th December
Joining Velaa this December is expert Spanish chef Paco Pérez, renowned for his expertise in seafood, his avant-garde approach, and his focus on both the quality and sustainability of the ingredients he uses. Originally from Huelva in Spain, Pérez successfully holds 5 Michelin stars, two of which are for Miramar restaurant in Llança and two others in Enoteca restaurant in Hotel Arts Barcelona and Cinco restaurant in SO/ Berlin Das Stue.
Paco Pérez will work alongside esteemed Chef Gaushan to prepare two exquisite four-hand dining experiences, taking place on the 1st and 4th of December.
To find out more and to book visit Velaa’s website.