Dubai, 15 June 2013: Azara and Samsara, luxurious restaurants at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives, have unveiled a new ‘Low Miles’ menu as part of an on-going commitment to reduce the hotels’ carbon-footprints.
Intent on providing a culinary experience with a conscience, the special ‘Low Miles’ menu has been created by the chefs at Jumeirah Maldives out of a genuine concern for the impact restaurants can have on the environment.
Azara and Samsara are renowned for delighting diners with fresh flavours amidst stunning settings. Now, based on a concept of responsible luxury, the ‘Low Miles’ menu makes the most of local, fresh ingredients to preserve the idyllic surroundings as well as offer a delicious taste of traditional Maldivian cuisine. By utilising ingredients sourced nearby, the chefs are able to ensure minimal air and sea miles are required to bring the food to the resort, minimising the harmful greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.
The localised set menu offers a truly sustainable, and delicious, culinary experience, with dishes such as Reef Fish Pappillote with Vegetables, Coconut and Chili or Mild Yellow Fish Curry with Chapatti, Mango Chutney and Local Herb Salad. And, for dessert, guests can indulge in a Maldivian Fruit Cocktail served with Biscuit and a Local Custard Cream or Fried Local Banana Fritters served with Island made Coconut Ice Cream. Guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli can also enjoy the menu as destination dining, choosing a private stretch of white sandy beach for a romantic meal or a celebration among friends.
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is an exclusive all suite resort situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, 400 km south of the capital city of Malé, located in an area of extraordinary beauty surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs. The intimate resort comprises just 22 island villas, as well as an exclusive water village including 16 ocean villas, called the Ocean Pearls, that is situated 800 meters away from the main island of the resort and is easily accessible by speedboat ride. Azara restaurant offers á la carte lunch and dinner menus while guests enjoy the tranquil beauty of the beach. The Indian Ocean lapping at the shore only adds to the restaurant's charm.
For personalised luxury closer to Malé guests opt for Jumeirah Vittaveli, just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Far from the clutches of stressful city life, Jumeirah Vittaveli is nestled in a spot of outstanding sophistication, with every detail of a stay meticulously crafted to excite and indulge. With views across the Indian Ocean, Samsara offers an enticing mix of Maldivian delicacies and traditional dishes, all served in a dining space that spills out into paradise.
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Note to Editors:
- A ‘Low Miles’ Menu is available at the Azara and Samsara restaurants at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli from June 2013. The menu is also available as destination dining at Jumeirah Vittaveli
- Included on half & full board meal plans
- $50 per person for 2 courses, and $70 per person for 3 courses
- All prices in USD Dollars and subject to 10% Service Charge and prevailing government taxes
About Jumeirah Dhevanafushi:
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, nestled in the Maldives, redefines notions of paradise with stunning geographical appeal and complete seclusion in the southernmost Gaafu Alifu Atoll. With only 39 exclusive villas, both beach and water based, all come with private butler and private pools to ensure a uniquely private and personalised experience. A short boat ride away from the Main Island lies a separate water village of ‘The Ocean Pearls’; 16 overwater villas perched on platforms overlooking the iridescent ocean, complete with own fine-dining restaurant and team of private butlers. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi also benefits from two further restaurants and a bar, as well as a breath-taking over-water Talise Spa and gym, two shared pools, and an expert yoga master. A host of water-sports ensures guests have immediate access of one of the best reefs in the Maldives.
About Jumeirah Vittaveli:
A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children's club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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