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Atmosphere Kanifushi Presents Chef Fabrizio Marino for a Special Summer Edition of the Just Veg Fest!

Atmosphere Kanifushi announces a Summer Special, leading up to the Just Veg Festival! Widely acclaimed Italian Chef Fabrizio Marino will host the culinary event from 21st to 26th June 2024 at the award-winning Just Veg speciality restaurant. This event is in line with the visual appeal as well as the flavourful plant-based and fruit-forward meals which offer a variety of benefits.

Chef Fabrizio will host an exclusive five-course dinner for guests as a complimentary offering with the Kanifushi Plan. The Spectacular menu lines up two new recipes. A coconut-milk-based creation bursting with flavours and a progressive dish that blends Indian and Italian cuisines. Additionally, the fresh smoked cottage cheese and vegetable dish, ‘Bite By Bite,’ is back in popular demand. The chefs handpick many of the ingredients for the dish from the restaurant’s own garden.

Summer brings with it fresh harvest, and in fact June is also celebrated as the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month in some countries. Studies have shown that a plan-focused lifestyle can help inreducing health risks. At Just Veg there’s a conscious effort to introduce meat alternatives to travellers, from protein-based dishes using cottage cheese and legumes to greens and the use of truffles for a touch of indulgence, says aman Gomathi the Director of Food and Beverage at Atmosphere Kanifushi. 

Chef Fabrizio is the soul of the refined vegetarian restaurant Maggese, located in the Tuscany countryside. For the past three years, he has been travelling across the ocean to Kanifushi. Here, he closely collaborates with the culinary team to present the Just Veg festival. Additionally, he also worked on refreshing the restaurant’s menu with an artistic, innovative and flavoursome touch. 

we’re bringing the richness of Indian and Italian flavours to the plate. Inviting guests for a uniquely-mindful dining experience, as they connect over food, wine and the beauty of the Indian Ocean says Fabrizio, commenting on the special summer edition.
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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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