One&Only Reethi Rah Hosts Pop-Up of Acclaimed Plant Based Restaurant-Yellow

PUBLISHED October 18, 2018

One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort set on one of the largest private islands in the Maldives, welcomes innovative plant-based restaurant Yellow for an exclusive pop-up event this October at the resorts garden-to-table restaurant Botanica. Sydney-based Chef Brent Savage, renowned for his original vegetarian cuisine, will be serving an eight-course plant-based contemporary menu for guests to enjoy.

An array of dining choices awaits guests at One&Only Reethi Rah, with seven diverse restaurants to discover. Serving natural, sustainably-sourced cuisine in the magical surroundings of the Chefs Garden, Botanica provides an enchanting setting to complement Chef Brents inspired dishes. Guests can choose to dine in the candle-lit al fresco potager amidst the fresh vegetables and herbs, or surrounded by hundreds of coloured blooms in the Orchid House.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with world-class Chef Brent Savage to bring his innovative and healthy menu to Botanica. This exciting collaboration will inspire our guests, nourish their wellbeing, and further elevates Botanicas unique dining experience." Says Jan B. Tibaldi, One&Only Reethi Rah, General Manager.

The renowned Australian restaurant, Yellow, is run by the award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Cirrus and Monopole. Chef Brent Savage re-launched Yellows menu in 2016 as 100% plant-based, recognising the demand for contemporary vegetarian dining. 

Aiming to showcase products that often gets overseen in the restaurant world, Yellow serves fresh and rare ingredients, with heirloom produce sourced for outstanding boutique dishes. Well-regarded as a key leader in the industry for creating meat-free dishes of such high calibre, Chef Brents ethos is to treat vegetables as equal to protein and Yellows pure vegetarian menu highlights plants as significant components on the menu not to be overlooked.

For his first collaboration in The Maldives, Chef Brent will be offering One&Only Reethi Rah guests a taste of his contemporary cuisine, serving inventive canapés alongside cocktails on Monday, 22 October, prior to the exclusive pop-up dining event at Botanica on Tuesday, 23 October. 

The vegetarian and vegan cuisine has experienced a surge in popularity as diners turn away from meat, in favour of dishes that hero healthy, plant-based ingredients prepared in a way that highlights their natural properties. The eight-course tasting menu that will be served at Botanica includes some of the most popular dishes from Yellow and is prepared using ingredients sourced from Australian growers alongside fresh herbs and vegetables from Botanicas garden.

One&Only Reethi Rah offers guests supreme and private luxury amid natures tropical magic. Surrounded by the crystal blue wonders of the Indian Ocean, the superb all-villa Maldives resort provides an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. 

The elegant villas at One & Only Reethi Rah are situated either over the lagoon or by the beach and enjoy beautiful ocean views. The palatial Balinese-influenced rooms are some of the most enormous in the country, with high ceilings and beautifully furnished interiors. 

Guests can enjoy massage treatments at the ESPA-run spa that focuses on Asian treatments, including Balinese and Thai massage. The resort also offers a gym, two tennis courts and a pro-tennis trainer, a superb diving school, a kids club and a full water-sports program.

Built over the water, Tapasake Restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine, while the beachside Fanditha Restaurant offers Middle Eastern food and champagne. Reethi offers Mediterranean cuisine. Other dining options include Rah Bar and 24-hour in-villa dining.

One & Only Reethi Rah is located in Maldives North Male Atoll, a 75-minute luxury yacht ride or a 45-minute speedboat ride away from Male International Airport. 

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