Soneva Fushi Opens Plant-Based Restaurant
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Soneva Fushi Opens Plant-Based Restaurant

Vegetarians rejoice! Soneva Fushi Opens its Latest Dining Outlet: Shades of Green, a plant-based restaurant.

Luxury resort Soneva in the Maldives has opened Soneva Fushi’s newest dining outlet, Shades of Green. It is located in the resort’s organic garden, with the concept and menu created by Carsten Kyster, a Danish chef who has worked alongside Jamie Oliver at the River Café and Peter Gordon at The Sugar Club in London. Chef Carsten wants to tap into the global movement that places an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local produce as being important for a healthy lifestyle, while also being a climate-conscious choice in keeping with Soneva’s values. 

The menu

The menu celebrates the garden and the season revolving around colours (red, green, yellow), green umami (the fifth basic taste) or around one vegetable prepared in multiple ways. Each menu has six courses with dishes falling under cleansing, crispy, raw, grain, fire and sweet. There will also be a cold press of the day, flavoured lemonade, fragranced iced tea, and cocktails. Examples of menu items include aloe vera nam jim, red quinoa porridge, and screw pine fruit lemonade. 

About Chef Carsten

Chef Carsten, who is based in Copenhagen, also works as a food and travel writer, a creative food consultant and a food stylist when he is not in the kitchen. He has recently collaborated at a number of Soneva’s dinner events to develop new and innovative food concepts for guests in Scandinavia. They combined the flavours of the Indian Ocean with Southeast Asian cuisine and Nordic flavours. In March 2018 Chef Carsten visited Soneva Fushi as a guest, where he experienced the organic garden lunch and was inspired to create this dining concept.

For more information about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com

Charlotte Tilbury (UK)

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