Honeymoon, Maldives, Uncategorized, Wedding HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES – your choice of 5 restaurants 30 August 2009

Dinner. Ahhh….. one of the best parts of the day, because we could get plonked on cocktails and wine and enjoy some really fine food. The Shangri-La has 5 restaurants, Javuu being the main restaurant where we also have our breakfast (it’s the one right on the beach)…. Fashala which is perched above the water and offers the best sunset views on the island as well as a killer BBQ… and Khazaanaage which has 3 dining rooms – ‘Southern China’, ‘Arabian’ and ‘Indian’ – all themed and serving the associated cuisine.

5 large restaurants, and around 100 or so guests.. you do the math on just how crowded they were 😉 It was fantastic not being squished into a restuarant, herded and rushed to order and feeling cramped and having to suffer lack of service. Shangri-La’s restaurants were just the exact opposite of all that – really attentive, dedicated service.. and very fine cuisine. These guys cook well. We each had a 3-course meal each night, as well as multiple cocktails and wines. Decadence at its finest 😛


Dinner in a hut by the water at Javuu

Menu with clip-on light

Assorted breads in a cool tin basket

Goats cheese with mesclun greens, grapes and roasted walnut dressing

Crisp pastry tart with roasted roma tomatoes, onion confit, buffalo mozzarella and aged balsamic syrup

Roasted portobello mushrooms with chive mash, roasted vegetables and vinaigrette dressing

Australian grass-fed sirloin steak

Date pudding with vanilla ice cream

Walking towards Khazaanaage, with the 3 different dining rooms – ‘Southern China’, ‘Arabian’ and ‘Indian’

Chilling out watching the sunset

One of the courses in the ‘Arabian room’

In the ‘Indian room’

Tucking in 🙂


27 Comments

  • ickleoriental posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I have NEVER known any restaurant to be so generous with the cheese before! YUM!

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    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      It was MAJOR cheese overload.. we actually left about 1/4 of it behind cos it was just tooooo much!

      Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      It was MAJOR cheese overload.. we actually left about 1/4 of it behind cos it was just tooooo much!

      Reply
  • ickleoriental posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I have NEVER known any restaurant to be so generous with the cheese before! YUM!

    Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    wah, nice food! doesnt lose out to any top-notch restaurant in the cities hor??

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    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      Definitely comparable, we were impressed 🙂

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      • tiffanyx posted on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

        now im seriously considering this for the honeymoon!

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      • tiffanyx posted on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

        now im seriously considering this for the honeymoon!

        Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      Definitely comparable, we were impressed 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    wah, nice food! doesnt lose out to any top-notch restaurant in the cities hor??

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I really like your top in the photos.

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    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:58 am

      Oh, it’s just a long piece of material, a sarong.. that I just tied up round my neck as a dress 😉

      Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:58 am

      Oh, it’s just a long piece of material, a sarong.. that I just tied up round my neck as a dress 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I really like your top in the photos.

    Reply
  • ickleoriental posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I have NEVER known any restaurant to be so generous with the cheese before! YUM!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      It was MAJOR cheese overload.. we actually left about 1/4 of it behind cos it was just tooooo much!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    wah, nice food! doesnt lose out to any top-notch restaurant in the cities hor??

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

      Definitely comparable, we were impressed 🙂

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

        now im seriously considering this for the honeymoon!

        Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I really like your top in the photos.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:58 am

      Oh, it’s just a long piece of material, a sarong.. that I just tied up round my neck as a dress 😉

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 am

    the restaurants all sound so exotic and fun! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

      I liked the Arabian one best, first time I’ve had Arabian food!

      Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

      I liked the Arabian one best, first time I’ve had Arabian food!

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 am

    the restaurants all sound so exotic and fun! 🙂

    Reply
  • princesszhing posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 am

    the restaurants all sound so exotic and fun! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

      I liked the Arabian one best, first time I’ve had Arabian food!

      Reply

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