Male’, Maldives, 3rd April 2022 – From the bustling metropolis of Singapore to the tranquil shores of the Maldives, this May, The Nautilus invites its guests to savour an extravagant dinner with two-star Michelin Chef Kirk Westaway, paired with exquisite old world wines at Zeytoun, the overwater signature restaurant at The Nautilus.
Chef Kirk Westaway is recognised globally for his mastery in reinventing gastronomic classics that are as easily received as they are comforting and refined. Born in Southwest Britain, Chef Kirk, Executive Chef of the two Michelin star restaurant, JAAN by Kirk Westaway in Singapore, is known for his deeply rooted passion for natural flavours that are reminiscent of his childhood in England and his philosophy to showcase British dining in a modern, refreshing light, therefore ’Reinventing British’.
The exquisite, limited dining experience taking place on May 18th and 19th, features an exclusive meal comprised of some of Chef Kirk’s signature dishes, including Fish and Chips, Goose Mouse Black Truffle, Beetroot Meringue or The Ultimate Tomato, Buffalo Milk Burrata cheese, Green Basil Sorbet or Roasted Langoustine, BBQ Sweetheart Cabbage, Kristal Caviar and Wagyu Beef Sirloin, and Mushroom Marmalade.
“Through my personal journey with food, from harvesting organic fruits and vegetables in my family’s backyard as a child to becoming Executive Chef at JAAN in 2015, I am now led by two culinary philosophies,” says Chef Kirk. “The first is to always uphold the integrity of the produce and translate the best of each ingredient onto the plate. The second is that food should be comforting and form emotional connections. It is my mission to present guests with an unforgettable meal that evokes nostalgia through familiar yet elegant flavours of the finest seasonal produce the world has to offer. I have always been attracted to the sea and am looking forward to the tropical and natural ingredients I can use in the Maldives to refine my creations to take the Nautilus’s guests on a refreshing and comforting culinary journey.” says Chef Kirk.
The extravagant gastronomic experience with the Krug Ambassador Chef Kirk Westaway will be further enhanced with a special selection of various types of Krug Champagne.
The Nautilus General Manager, Andre Miethig, says: “Chef Kirk Westaway will enable our guests to join in an unforgettable gastronomic journey with his expertly crafted and comforting dining experience. We are thrilled to have our guests join Chef Kirk for two evenings of adventurous flavours and gourmet art under the Maldivian starry sky that is not to be missed.”
The Nautilus is known as an idyllic island destination for foodies and gourmands seeking excellent food and impeccable service. With its unscripted dining philosophy, where guests can eat when they are hungry, have breakfast for dinner, drink Champagne in bed, The Nautilus delights in veering off script, crafting bespoke culinary journeys curated just for each and every guest individually.
Guests of The Nautilus can explore intriguing infusions of Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine at Zeytoun, celebrate simplicity with Japanese and Latin-American creations at Ocaso, or savour an array of global delicacies at Thyme. No opening or closing times; no dress codes. Come as you are, enjoy great company and indulge in a shared passion for extraordinary cuisine at The Nautilus.
Indulge your senses at this exquisite gourmet event with Chef Kirk Westaway and his extravagant dinner paired with world-class wines on May 18th and 19th at The Nautilus’ Zeytoun Restaurant. For reservations or enquiries, please contact [email protected] or begin crafting a world of your own making by booking direct at www.thenautilusmaldives.com or call +960 660 00 00.
About the Nautilus Maldives
The Nautilus is your ultra-luxury bohemian hideaway in the Maldives. A highly personalised, immensely private island resort with just 26 beach and ocean houses and residences, where every experience is tailored to you. Where nothing is fixed and anything is possible. Where you are free to set your own beat; free to do – and to be – as you please.
Conceptualised by a Maldivian hospitality icon and visionary entrepreneur who was instrumental in creating many award-winning resorts, The Nautilus is the result of his lifetime’s worth of expertise and represents what ultra-luxury should be – not just in the Maldives, but worldwide. The legacy of his visionary entrepreneurship is now carried forward by the next generation of the family, alongside The Nautilus team. A celebration of the individual spirit, The Nautilus offers liberation and freedom unconditional. Space to share, to meet, where guests are encouraged to be themselves and shape their own personal journey. Above all, The Nautilus champions its guests to reflect and celebrate with the people they’re with, in any way they choose. Because in the end, it’s these simple, elemental pleasures – that ability to simply be – that form the greatest luxury of all.
The Nautilus has gained phenomenal international recognition since opening, most notably within Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 as the ‘Best Resort in the Indian Ocean’ and being recognised amongst the top 3 ‘Best Resorts in the World’. The Nautilus is also within Condé Nast Traveler’s highly prestigious ‘The Gold List’ 2021 as well as Tatler’s renowned Travel Awards 2021 as ‘Best Private Island Retreat’. Most recently, The Nautilus has been recognised within Condé Nast Traveller Middle East’s ‘The Gold List 2021’ and within Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.
The Nautilus is the ideal choice for a private Indian Ocean escape. The already thorough cleaning and hygiene protocols have been further reinforced in line with public health guidelines issued by the WHO and local government authorities, and the team have been fully trained and informed of the new procedures. The Nautilus offers Covid-19 PCR testing onsite for guest convenience with results returned within 24 hours.