Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has launched its exclusive barbeque grill restaurant, The Ledge by Dave Pynt. Chef Dave Pynt is the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Burnt Ends restaurant, which has been awarded one Michelin star and most recently ranked #10 on the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2019.
Daniel Welk, vice president, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton, affirms, “in line with Waldorf Astoria’s pioneering legacy of culinary excellence and innovation, Dave Pynt’s unrivalled style of cooking is set to deliver an unparalleled dining experience for our guests at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. An expert in his field, Dave brings an innovative spin to food preparation, a unique flavour and a distinct ambience.”
The Ledge will feature Dave Pynt’s signature custom-built four-ton dual-cavity oven and elevation grills fired by sustainable Jarrah wood – enabling the use of various techniques including smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking and grilling. It will be a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch of poolside favourites during the day, and the place to go for the finest cut of succulent, wood-fired meats and fine wine in the evening.
Dave Pynt, elaborates, “We are excited to launch this restaurant with Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives. Our style of food and service is the perfect fit for dining by the pool and beach, against a stunning Maldivian backdrop.”
Highlights at The Ledge by Dave Pynt include, Dry Aged OP Rib, a 45-day dry-aged beef rib, Lobster Roll, a brioche bun stuffed with freshly grilled lobster and lobster aioli and Local Grouper – a grilled whole grouper served with a fresh cucumber and yuzu salad and a green sauce.
“We are delighted to bring Waldorf Astoria’s illustrious heritage of personal service and culinary expertise to the Maldives. Through exceptional dining concepts like The Ledge by Dave Pynt, we look forward to transforming the Maldives experience for our guests and ensure they leave with memories that last a lifetime,” says Etienne Dalançon, general manager at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
Set to open on July 1, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, a 122 all-villa resort, is a short 30-minute yacht journey away from Velana International Airport and will offer the ultimate in space and exclusivity. The island will boast a total of 11 exceptional, speciality-dining venues – the variety of which is a first in the Maldives.
From elevated treetop-dining concept at Terra, and exquisite food and wine pairings nestled amongst boulders at The Rock, to authentic Middle Eastern cuisine at Yasmeen and impeccably prepared crispy Peking duck fresh out of the first wood-fired oven in the Maldives, guests will enjoy a plethora of world-class dining options at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. For more information, visit waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maldives/waldorf-astoria-maldives-ithaafushi.