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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Introduces Russian Cuisine

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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa's restaurants will have a new addition to its menus thanks to Chef Nikita Martynov.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa’s restaurants will have a new addition to its menus thanks to Chef Nikita Martynov. The chef landed in the Maldivian soil to enrich and introduce a broader multi-ethnical and multi-sensorial experience with the typical Russian dishes to Emerald Maldives.

Working as Executive Chef for 10 years, Chef Nikita Martynov’s experience started in Syktyvkar, Russia. He continued his journey to Moscow, where he currently lives. His hotel experience began in Sochi during the World Winner Olympics of 2014. Then, by working for Grand Hotel Krasnaya Polyana, a 5-star hotel gave him several opportunities. One of which includes being the private chef of Prince Albert of Monaco and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

He currently works at the Russian restaurant Chekhov. This restaurant is situated inside one of the most famous Russian theaters called MXAT in Moscow. MXAT won the award as the “Best Theatre Restaurant” at the Royal Russian Awards. Furthermore, Chef Nikita Martynov reached second place during the culinary competition held by Cognac Roullet’s company. Meanwhile, during the Football World Championship, he was also catering to all VIP international delegates.

Russian cuisine is super delicious and different from others. The cuisine comprises a combination of fish, pork, poultry, caviar, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Some traditional Russian specialties include; soups that can be both hot and cold, salads with potatoes as one of the main ingredients, porridge, and then a variety of meats, fish, and vegetables.

Also read: Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa: an Eco Green Resort

Chef Nikita Martynov stayed at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, with the scope of training the staff. He also assisted to improve Chef Aldo’s knowledge about Russian native dishes. During his one-week stay (05th – 12th of October 2020), he studied and designed a Russian menu. Which is displayed at both Aqua and Beach Grill restaurants.

The resort main scope with this initiative is to offer guests the possibility of enlarging their gustatory stay in a Deluxe All-Inclusive resort to a 360° culinary experience. Thus, guests can absorb the essence of the Russian culture in the Maldives.

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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