The Valentine’s Experience for the Gourmet Aficionado
This Valentine’s Day four of the biggest names in wine will meet at Velaa Private Island for a gastronomic event for the ultimate wine aficionado. Taking place between the 13th – 17th February, Velaa will host two exceptionally special wine pairing dinners a Velaa’s signature restaurant Aragu. Under the partnership of Head Chef Gaushan and the collection of guest sommeliers, diners can expect flavour combinations with each and every wine selected, offering a new sensation for gourmet lovers and connoisseurs alike.
Carefully selecting some of the most skilled wine experts from across the globe, Velaa are delighted to welcome Mr. Françoise Labet from Château de la Tour who’s families heritage in wine dates back to the 15th century, Mr. Hervé Berland of Château Montrose who is dedicated to creating unique and completely tailor-made wines, Mr. Ariel Savina from Tiano & Nareno and their South America inspired wines as well as Mr. Didier Dipond from Delamotte & Salon Champagne with their collection of Côte des Blancs.
Synonymous with luxury the private island is one of the world’s premiere destinations for gastronomy. With a twist of Modern European Cuisine, Velaa’s signature restaurant Aragu takes the fine dining experience to a new level; combining the Chef’s passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Aragu means ‘essence’ in the local Dhivehi language, and offers a diversified, original, creative and innovative cuisine designed to tantalise the palate.
Chef de Silva, explains “I like to surprise my guests with flavour combinations they have never experienced before and perhaps they have not even imagined are possible. All tasting menus at Aragu blend the finest produce with molecular gastronomy – the level of clientele we have on Velaa expects no less than the very best. Hence, we use the best quality ingredients from all corners of the globe.”
In addition to this, Velaa Private Island will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a weeklong tribute to China’s ancient culture. The island will be filled with daily entertainment, live cooking stations and a special event on February 22nd full of surprises…
Rates at Velaa Private Island start from $4,100 (approx. £3,312.57) per night, including daily buffet breakfast. To book or for more information visit velaaprivateisland.com