Tasting Bordeaux in the Indian Ocean

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maldives1.jpg This September, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will treat guests to a taste of France with a two-day event hosted by world-renowned wine-maker Grand Cru Château Palmer. Thomas Duroux, CEO of the acclaimed Bordeaux vineyard will head under-water to host a dinner in Ithaa, the resort’s renowned all-glass under-sea restaurant.


A day later Doroux will head two metres underground to Rangali Island’s Wine Cellar, home to half of the resort’s 30,000 bottles of wine and the setting for regular dégustation dinners. From Black olive risotto with White Valrhona chocolate teamed with a Chateau d’yguem 1990, to Berry Parfait mille feuille with clove & raspberry jelly and Badiane Sorbet paired with a 2002 vintage; guests will be guaranteed a unique gourmet experience.
On the first evening, the guests will be served a six course menu tailored to a range of exquisite Chateau Palmer wine varieties will include gourmet highlights such as Yellow fin tuna tartar with black Osetra caviar and crispy sage served with Alter Ego de Chateau Palmer, 2004.
If you were looking for an excuse to catch the short flight to Conrad Maldives Rangali Resort, ‘the epitome’ to quote British Elle Magazine, ‘of every tropical paradise fantasy you ever had, now you have it. A 30 minute flight from Malé, the resort was recognized as the “Best Hotel in the World” by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, UK in 2006.
A Chateau Palmer Wine evening at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island costs $480pp/£241 including wines. For bookings email maldivesinfo@conradhotels.com

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