To be headed by the superchef, Matthew Kenney, ‘Botanica with Matthew Kenney’ opens its doors to guests on the sparkling island of One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives. This innovative experience will embrace the renowned skills of the pioneer plant-based chef and his mouthwatering creations offered in an impeccable location.
Simply put together, Chef Matthew is a craftsman when it comes to inventing sophisticated dishes from the freshest of ingredients. His inspirations are taken from the simplicity of nature, and the palette cannot help but appreciate the richness of every individual ingredient from the inhouse abundant vegetable and herb garden in the mix.
Guests can look forward to a drizzle of magic served at the lush outdoor gardens of the restaurant. Whether dining in the idyllic al fresco potager or surrounded by the colourful entourage of the Orchid House, Chef Kenney’s fresh flavours pair perfectly with Botanica’s Gin Bar which offers a selection of 34 gins from around the world.
"We are thrilled to be working with One&Only Reethi Rah, one of the most incredible places in the world, to bring pure and plant-based cuisine to the resort that we know will heighten the senses and further enrich the guest experience at Botanica,” comments Chef Kenney. Hailing from the United States, his name associates with a number of industry leading accolades and accomplishments.
As excited to be a part of the journey is the resort team, led by Jan Tibaldi, General Manager, One&Only Reethi Rah. She said, “At One&Only Reethi Rah, we offer our guests the finest selection of world-class culinary offerings and are excited to partner with Chef Kenney to continue delivering exquisite dining experiences at Botanica with his team’s contemporary and sustainable cuisine.”
With guests increasingly interested in the health benefits of the food they are consuming and many shifting towards a plant-based diet, this collaboration brings a bespoke gastronomical experience to the table.