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Explore The Behind the Bar Series at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands unveils a stellar line-up for the third edition of its highly anticipated Behind The Bar series.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is set to elevate the bar experiences for guests. Taking it to new heights, the resort will play host to globally acclaimed bartenders from iconic bars worldwide.

The previous edition of the series also featured notable figures in the industry. Last year featured icon Shingo Gokan and Singaporean pioneer Vijay Mudaliar, and this year’s line-up is set to surpass all expectations!

Röda Huset, Hampus Thunholm

Röda Huset has garnered prestigious accolades, notably receiving The World’s 50 Best Bars’ Campari One to Watch award in 2022. Offering a unique experience honed by Thunholm’s skilled craftsmanship, The seasonal menu produces 17 idiosyncratic cocktails. Each of these is a testament to the pristine produce sourced from across the country the bar stands as a vibrant celebration of Scandinavia. Among the highlights is the “Good Creme,” a lip-smacking concoction featuring milk from unique cows grazing the lush pastures of Gotland Island. As guests explore the layers of flavor, Thunholm shares a promise of seamlessly blended Nordic tradition with expert innovation. Guests can explore these drinks from March 10-11, 2024!

HIMKOK, Paul Aguilar & Maros Dzurus 

HIMKOK is not just a bar; but a fully operational distillery that embodies the essence of Norwegian culture. The flavours captured within each spirit reflect a commitment to authenticity and sustainability. Recognized as a proud member of the World’s 50 Best Bars for six consecutive years, HIMKOK has become a global symbol of Norway’s mixological prowess. The distillery’s dedication to blending traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques has created a unique and unparalleled experience, where every sip will transport guests to the heart of Nordic excellence. Guests can explore the HIMKOK, Paul Aguilar & Maros Dzurus from April 5-6th.

Republic – Singapore

Republic showcases an extensive cocktail menu that is devoted to a narrative of historical anecdotes. The drinks are inspired by the influential hallmarks of pop culture in the 1960s. Republic also offers an array of limited-edition spirits from the 1960s. The bar’s notable ranking as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars attests to its commitment as a destination bar in Singapore which can be explored throughout July.

Opium, Matteo Cadeddu 

Having garnered a cult following throughout the years, Opium is a sanctuary of flawlessly curated mixed drinks inspired by “Liquid Surrealism.” The bar unveils a sensory journey that seamlessly blends opulent New York hangout vibes with the spirit of late-night Chinatown Bangkok. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the historical significance of the venue. The space was once utilized for the legal smoking of opium. Guests can explore this vibe at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives from August 9-10th.

Overstory, Harrison Ginsberg 

Overstory stands 64 stories above Wall Street, delivering an exceptional experience marked by breathtaking views and top-tier cocktails. Bar Director Harrison Ginsberg’s meticulous sourcing of local ingredients emphasizes earthy and umami flavours, creating cocktails that are literally a cut above. The art deco lounge and wraparound terrace provides an unparalleled panorama of the New York skyline. Culinary offerings by celebrated chef James Kent, known for their work at sister restaurants Crown Shy and Saga, further elevate the experience. Explore these delectable drinks from September 18-19th.

Wax On, Damien Guichard 

Wax On achieved a remarkable position at No. 29. Situated in Berlin’s trendy Weserstrasse bar district. Wax On has quickly gained recognition as one of Germany’s best bars under the creative direction of Damien Guichard. In typical Berlin fashion, the interior is dark, featuring handmade wooden furnishings. The basement serves as its laboratory, where cocktails are expertly crafted and garnished. A signature drink worth trying is the Go Apes. A delightful blend of rum, clarified banana juice, coffee distillate, and soda, served crystal clear. Even in the darkness of a Berlin night, this concoction transports you to the sunny Caribbean. Guests can explore delectable drinks from November 22-23rd!

The Cambridge Public House, Hyacinthe Lescoet 

The Cambridge Public House in Paris’s Marais district combines the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a pub with the expertise of a cocktail bar. This bar has a constantly evolving cocktail program that adapts to the seasons and emphasizes locally sourced quality products. The team of bartenders is dedicated to exploring new flavours and ingredients monthly. With a motto of “Tradition and Transition,” the pub pays homage to the past while embracing new techniques. This is a must-explore from December 5-6th!

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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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