THREE STAR MICHELIN CHEF, SERGIO HERMAN BRINGS SERGIOLOGY TO HUVAFEN FUSHI, MALDIVES
One live-cooking dinner in Salt. One exclusive Vinum Dinner. One sandbank lunch
One unforgettable Maldivian culinary exhibitionism.
Maldives 3 March, 2013 - Sergio Herman, one of the world’s youngest generation of three-star Michelin Chef’s and Owner/ Restaurateur of Oud Sluis in the Netherlands will be at Huvafen Fushi from April 3rd – 6th, 2013 in collaboration with Per AQUUM’s renowned Dream Calendar.
Sergio, his celebrated Head Chef, Nick Bril, Huvafen Fushi’s Executive Chef, Daniel Johnson and the retreat’s award winning culinary team will draw inspiration from the Maldives and the region throughout a four day showcase which includes a market shopping experience for Sergio and Nick in Malé to source the best of the Maldives' produce, a ‘live-cooking’ dinner experience in Salt, the retreat’s over-water, open-kitchen concept restaurant, an exclusive dinner in the retreat’s renowned underground wine cellar, Vinum, cited by Robb Report magazine as one of the ‘World’s Best Restaurants’ and the culinary journey concludes with a sandbank lunch prepared by Sergio and Huvafen Fushi guests for the children of the local Maldivian orphanage, Kudakudhinge Hiya. This unique Maldivian travelogue will be creatively documented by Creative Director and Photographer Sean Jesudasan on behalf of Huvafen Fushi and Per AQUUM.
Sergio Herman received his first Michelin star for Oud Sluis in 1995 and doubled it four years later. In 2005, he achieved the absolute pinnacle with a third star. Oud Sluis is ranked 20 out of 20 in the Gault Millau guide and is listed in The San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. Sergio’s signature refreshing accents and delicate sours, mark his feather-light preparations highlighted in his latest food and art book titled, Sergiology. His ‘Magnum Opus’ that took more than two years and a large number of people, to create; ‘Sergiology is an ode to my family, my work and my interests, which are at the source of everything that has brought me so much success. I spent time in isolation, writing 60 recipes for this substantial volume. It is a book which portrays my most beautiful and most special moments, creations and people,‘ says Sergio. Culinary greats such as Heston Blumenthal, Rem Koolhaas and Anton Corbijn have also contributed to Sergiology which has a limited edition print run of only 2000 copies and are all numbered individually.
Creative Director, Photographer and TV Producer, Sean Jesudasan’s work has been used by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (Washington), Hausenberg (Copenhagen), ESPN StarSports (Malaysia), Atos Origin (Hong Kong), The Tourism Board of Singapore and more. Influenced and inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Annie Leibovitz, his strengths in natural lighting and composition, almost minilmalist in style all feature strongly in his work. Sean began his adventure with photography on the streets having lived in Canada, America, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Nepal and India and referring to himself as a ‘citizen of the world’, Sean is currently working on a personal documentary production based on the migration of people. Sean will be on island to document this culinary journey with Sergio and for the first time, taking the Dream Calendar ‘live’. Each day, Sean will be producing 5 – 10 minute videos of each experience which will be uploaded to the retreat’s YouTube channel immersing Huva-fans into the experience remotely.
Huvafen Fushi is located in the North Malé Atoll and enjoys a pristine private island setting featuring 44 naturally modern bungalows and pavilions, and is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Managing company Per AQUUM Retreats • Resorts • Residences is dedicated to delivering an experience beyond the highest expectations, while remaining dedicated to the sustainable development and resources of the Maldives.
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Per AQUUM Retreats • Resorts • Residences is a specialist management and development company that offers a different kind of company ethos: one that is passionate, visionary, imaginative and naturally modern. The architecture and design of each project is inspired by the individual beauty of the property’s host culture, while development is based on principles of realism, sustainability and responsibility. Renowned for creating bold, imaginative spaces and signature attention to detail the Per AQUUM name has built significant brand value within the top echelons of the travel industry. The current portfolio includes Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, Desert Palm in Dubai, NIYAMA Maldives, Nurai Island (opening 2013). Per AQUUM is in a further strategic expansion phase, with new properties under development or negotiation in Europe, South East Asia, UAE and the South Pacific