The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has announced the arrival of Michelin-star Chef Francesco Apreda. During his stay, Chef Apreda will treat guests to a culinary extravaganza comprising three unforgettable dinner events, each showcasing his signature blend of Mediterranean flavours and Oriental influences.
The highlight of Chef Apreda’s visit will undoubtedly be the cooking class and lunch experience at Alba on 18th February. This unique opportunity will allow guests to learn from one of the world’s most renowned chefs, as well as enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Apreda himself.
On 20th February, guests will indulge in a dinner at Decanter, where Chef Apreda will serve up a feast of his finest creations. On 22nd February, guests will be treated to a dinner at Whale Bar, where Chef Apreda will showcase his culinary artistry in a relaxed and intimate setting.
Chef Apreda started his culinary journey at the remarkable Hassler Hotel in Rome when he was in his twenties for a year. He rejoined the hotel aged thirty and remained its Executive Chef for almost twenty years.
Following this, he opened Imago, a roof restaurant overlooking the Spanish Steps, which has been ranked consistently among the top restaurants in Europe for over a decade.
In 2019, he became the Executive Chef at The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, managing the gourmet Restaurant ‘Idylio by Apreda’, which was awarded 1 Michelin Star just six months after its opening.
Chef Apreda’s career has taken him to some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens, including Le Gavroche in London and Cicerone in Tokyo. He has also been a consultant for The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, guiding two of the best Italian fine dining restaurants in India.
The menu he has curated for the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort showcases his unique culinary style that blends the finest Italian ingredients with global cooking techniques learned in cities such as London, Tokyo, Mumbai, and New Delhi. The menu features dishes such as risotto laced in cheese and pepper, decadent black truffle pasta adorned with mushrooms, and for dessert, an indulgent dolce mozzarella with refreshing fruit-flavoured sorbet.
The culinary extravaganza at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Francesco’s culinary magic in one of the world’s most stunning locations.
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