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Chef Eyck Zimmer to Prepare Special Dining Experience at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort for Easter 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 3:27:12 AM - By News Bureau
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Chef Eyck Zimmer
Acclaimed chef Eyck Zimmer will be guest chef at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort at Easter 2019. Zimmer will host two five-course dinners in the resort’s Driftwood restaurant on Sunday 20th April and Monday 21st April. He will be joined by a sommelier who will pair wines with each course.

One of the truly great talents in modern haute cuisine, Zimmer, a German national, has won accolades such as Portuguese Chef of the Year 2008, British Chef of the Year 2006, Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne 2000, and Ordre Du Merite Agricole, to name a few.

Along the way, Zimmer has worked in some of the best kitchens in the UK: Claridge’s, The Dorchester and The Ritz. He worked with current Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort general manager John Allanson at the Lowry in Manchester 2005-07.

Zimmer is currently culinary director at the Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia.

This will be the chef’s second outing at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, following a successful guest chef visit in 2017.

“Eyck’s first session at the Outrigger in the Maldives was wonderfully received by all our international guests,” said Allanson. “Eyck is a consummate professional and works really well with our kitchen team, led by executive chef Chris Long. Our lucky guests can expect more culinary magic this Easter.”

The menus for the two Easter 2019 special dinners are a work in progress. Zimmer expects the final creations to be a celebration of Maldivian influences matched with over 30 years of culinary expertise from across Europe.

This Easter, guests at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort will once again be able to savour the unique culinary creations of Eyck Zimmer – one of the great talents of modern European haute cuisine.

For information and bookings contact Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort directly. Email: Tel: +960 684 7770.

ABOUT THE OUTRIGGER KONOTTA MALDIVES RESORT: A truly unspoiled paradise, the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is your own private world surrounded by pristine natural beauty and unmatched luxury. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers a sense of complete privacy and remote luxury, surrounded by natural beauty. Set on a private island in the azure Indian Ocean, the resort features spacious stunning villas, all with private pools. Guests can enjoy a range of activities including, innovative dining experiences, rejuvenating spa treatments, and world-class water sports and scuba diving at our reef centre. The private island of Konotta is located 211 miles (340 kilometers) to the south of Malé and is conveniently accessible via a 55-minute flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private yacht. Visit the property on

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