Tuesday 5 March 2024

Message in a Bottle

Anantara Kihavah serves up underwater experience at SEA

Baa Atoll, December 7, 2023

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is now taking epicurean adventure to a whole new level — six metres beneath the sea. In what is believed to be the first ever truly immersive dining underwater in the Maldives, this new 3D sensory dining event will take a strictly limited number of diners beneath the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean to the resort’s award-winning SEA Underwater Restaurant.

There, the guests will be treated to a memorable feast for an enthralling “Message in a Bottle” themed dining that combines storytelling, the magic of illusion, and cutting-edge 3D technology. It promises an evening of fine cuisine and visual wizardry where just 16 guests embark on a two-hour, six-course journey of entertainment and discovery.

Famed for its surreal ocean viewing experience, SEA Underwater Restaurant treats diners to a uniquely immersive 3D dining experience, with sharks, turtles, and tropical fish swimming by the glass windows as diners savour gourmet creations paired with fine wines.

The Message in a Bottle experience is not just a dinner but an odyssey of enlightenment, a feast for the senses, and a call to action for the preservation of the planet's treasure — the ocean.

The evening’s magical adventure begins with a portent of what lies ahead when an Avatar from the future sends a fairy back to our present time. The fairy brings with her a message in a bottle, a heartfelt plea to save our oceans and protect our planet. After showing how non-sustainable practices are slowly destroying the earth, the fairy then goes on to share the simple steps people can take to reverse the effects and stop the damage.

This message of sustainability is reflected throughout the evening’s entertaining experience.

As they take in the show playing out all around them, diners are treated to a delicious set of dishes by Executive Chef Joachim Textor that have been carefully crafted – from the deep sea to the arctic, and from the beach to the coral reef.

Each dish symbolically represents a facet of ocean conservation in the form of gourmet creations.

While enjoying fine cuisine, the diners have a chance to participate in interactive activities that include “playing with your food,” said a spokesman for the Anantara group. 

Incorporated into the storyline is the recently published reef study, which is the result of extensive research and a groundbreaking scientific assessment of Anantara Kihavah’s award-winning house reef, conducted by esteemed marine biologists throughout 2022 and 2023.

Aligning with the underlying theme of the evening, the primary objective of the book is to convey a compelling message on reef appreciation and conservation, it added.– TradeArabia News Service


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