The standard of excellence for epicurean experiences in the region, Cheval Blanc Randheli’s four dining venues have been reimagined by Executive Chef Laurent Chancel and his team. Putting the guest experience at the heart of the brand’s ‘Art de Recevoir’, the Maison marks its one-year anniversary with a series of new menus and dining settings.
Toes in the Sand indulgence at The White restaurant
The White’s breezy island feel is taken to the next level with a new al fresco dining setting. All-time classics such as the club sandwich and salade nicoise are now accompanied by seasonally updated Maldivian dishes including Grilled Reef Lobster and Mas Riha Maldivian Curry.
The White’s contemporary and fresh interiors blend beautifully with the thatched roof architecture while tables overlook views of the beach and lagoon. Guests can enjoy a laidback and serene breakfast while admiring the azure blues of the lagoon. The nearby White Bar at the Maison’s poolside now offers uber-comfy oversized hammocks, ideal for a lazy afternoon siesta or a romantic evening tipple enjoyed while gazing at the stars.
New Mediterranean dining at The Deelani
Flock to this overwater, open-air restaurant for refined Mediterranean-style cooking. Simple and highly ingredient focused, The Deelani serves up Mediterranean fare inflected by the flavours of Spain, France and Italy, with nods to Turkey, Greece and Morocco. Throughout the day, enjoy home-made gelati, sorbets and granita in refreshing flavours such as mango, lychee and Tonka bean. Later on, watch the restaurant ambiance begin to buzz at cocktail hour. Evening fare includes meticulously crafted tapas and fresh-caught seafood cooked on a Mediterranean style plancha, while dishes like the Mediterranean Mezze, langoustine Prosecco risotto, strozzapretti with veal ossobucco ragout and crisp pizzas will leave you wanting more.
The Diptyque – a culinary journey through Japanese and East Asian dining
The Diptyque emphasizes the art of symmetry with their twin open kitchen restaurant that serves up the best of East Asian flavours. The dual kitchen setting allows for close interaction between the Chef and diners, immersing them into the food being prepared. Every night, guests have a front-row seat to live cooking demonstrations as the culinary team captivates with their skill, passion and culinary expertise. For a more intimate dining experience, sit al-fresco in the tropical garden overlooking the lapping waves of the ocean. Let yourself be guided by the Chef’s recommendations or opt for the à la carte menu which includes the freshest Nigiri, Makimono and sashimi as well as delicious East Asian specialties such as gyoza, tempura, dim sum, peking duck, and miso black cod.
Le 1947 – a new 9-course fine dining island experience every week
Dining at Cheval Blanc Randheli is an art. Gastronomy is taken to new heights at the Maison’s signature Le 1947 restaurant, where a 9-course fine dining experience takes guests on an epicurean journey in a refined and elegant setting. Lit by large crystal chandeliers and hung with diaphanous muslin swathes that catch the sea breeze, the puristic design creates an ethereal and romantic ambiance. The scene is set with select Feelings Sylvie Coquet tableware and Christofle cutlery, the canvas on which Laurent Chancel’s weekly creations take centre stage. Le 1947 is a truly unexpected gastronomic revelation for the Maldives, one-of-its-kind in the region.
Le 1947’s 900-bottle glass wine cellar, cigar and piano lounge provides the perfect setting for a nightcap, a pleasure for all the senses.
For a truly made-to-measure experience, call on the Maison’s chefs to cook a personalized meal set in the outdoor dining pergola of your villa. Be it a starlit beach barbeque with your loved one or a family-style beach picnic on the sands, Cheval Blanc caters to guests’ every whim by ensuring one-of-a-kind experiences throughout.