Flying Sauces: The Maldives resort mixes fine dining and zip lines for a six-course adventure menu. Photo / Supplied, Soneva
Have you ever slipped into a tasty morsel thinking, “where’s the closest zipline”? Well, it looks like the folks behind an adventurous Maldivian resort did it, and they took the idea to its natural conclusion, creating a unique dining experience.
The improbable fusion meal features a Michelin-inspired tasting menu and a 200m zip line.
Soneva Fushi Luxury Atoll said its goal is to create an “experiential dining moment” and “long-term memories” for our guests at the end of the multi-course adventure.
Sonu Shivdasani, co-founder and general manager of the resort, said the Flying Sauces experience would do just that.
Combining light bites and appetizers with eye-level views of the jungle, Chef Rasal Jayawardene has created a six-course menu to be enjoyed on platforms, elevated 10 meters above the ground. Fresh ingredients like Hokkaido scallops and black cod are taken to another level, with exotic flavors like teriyaki truffle sauce.
The experience ends at Dolphin Beach, dropping guests off at the water’s edge.
The zipline experience is available three meals a day.
With varying menus and prices for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with an optional wine pairing, the food tour takes around an hour and a quarter to fly over.
Shivdasani said Flying Sauces was created to provide “a new perspective on our unique island ecosystem”, allowing guests to “reconnect with the sights and sounds of nature” during their meals.
The zipline experience is available on its own for guests who are not hungry or who are concerned that physical exertion and food will not suit their constitution.
Soneva Fushi is the kind of luxury resort for those who can’t stand still.
Now with branches in Thailand and the Maldives, the 25-year-old chain isn’t afraid to try new things.
This included free chocolate rooms and ice cream parlors in the accommodation. Who said luxury had to be grown up?
The fun resorts of the Maldives are renowned for their blend of luxury and adrenaline-fueled experiences.
Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani, and Soneva Kiri overwater villas include floating freshwater pools and water slides as standard. Aiming to delight guests of all ages, the resort says they’re used an average of 12 times per day. Who counts !