Jumeirah Maldives Launches 'Low Miles' Menu Featuring Local Food

Jumeirah Maldives Launches 'Low Miles' Menu Featuring Local Food
Intent on providing a culinary experience with a conscience, the special ‘Low Miles’ menu has been created by the chefs at Jumeirah Maldives out of a genuine concern for the impact restaurants can have on the environment.

Azara and Samsara are renowned for delighting diners with fresh flavors amidst stunning settings. Now, based on a concept of responsible luxury, the ‘Low Miles’ menu makes the most of local, fresh ingredients to preserve the idyllic surroundings as well as offer a delicious taste of traditional Maldivian cuisine. By utilizing ingredients sourced nearby, the chefs are able to ensure minimal air and sea miles are required to bring the food to the resort, minimizing the harmful greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.

The localized set menu offers a truly sustainable, and delicious, culinary experience, with dishes such as Reef Fish Pappillote with Vegetables, Coconut and Chili or Mild Yellow Fish Curry with Chapatti, Mango Chutney and Local Herb Salad. And, for dessert, guests can indulge in a Maldivian Fruit Cocktail served with Biscuit and a Local Custard Cream or Fried Local Banana Fritters served with Island made Coconut Ice Cream. Guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli can also enjoy the menu as destination dining, choosing a private stretch of white sandy beach for a romantic meal or a celebration among friends.

Jumeirah Maldives restaurant

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is an exclusive all suite resort situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, 400 km south of the capital city of Malé, located in an area of extraordinary beauty surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs. The intimate resort comprises just 22 island villas, as well as an exclusive water village including 16 ocean villas, called the Ocean Pearls, that is situated 800 meters away from the main island of the resort and is easily accessible by speedboat ride. Azara restaurant offers á la carte lunch and dinner menus while guests enjoy the tranquil beauty of the beach. The Indian Ocean lapping at the shore only adds to the restaurant's charm.

For personalized luxury closer to Malé guests opt for Jumeirah Vittaveli, just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Far from the clutches of stressful city life, Jumeirah Vittaveli is nestled in a spot of outstanding sophistication, with every detail of a stay meticulously crafted to excite and indulge. With views across the Indian Ocean, Samsara offers an enticing mix of Maldivian delicacies and traditional dishes, all served in a dining space that spills out into paradise.

• A ‘Low Miles’ Menu is available at the Azara and Samsara restaurants at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli from June 2013. The menu is also available as destination dining at Jumeirah Vittaveli.

• Included on half & full board meal plans

• $50 per person for 2 courses, and $70 per person for 3 courses

• All prices in USD Dollars and subject to 10% Service Charge and prevailing government taxes.

For bookings and enquiries, contact JDMreservations@jumeirah.com / JVMreservations@jumeirah.com or +960 682 8800/ +960 665 8111