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Chefs On Fire

1. November, 2023 - 5. November, 2023

Chefs on Fire

“Chefs On Fire” – the word alone sounds like adventure, culinary delights and pulsating rhythms. But what awaits us when we delve into this blazing fusion of food and music? Well, the W Maldives, surrounded by one of the most stunning house reefs, is now bringing this Portuguese phenomenon to Asia for the first time. Let’s dive into the glowing world of this extraordinary festival!

The festival at a glance

Chefs On Fire” has already been a byword for innovation since 2018. The festival not only highlights culinary masterpieces prepared exclusively with fire, smoke and firewood, but also combines this with musical performances. Particularly commendable: the festival’s commitment to sustainability. From plastic-free policies to using local produce and avoiding food waste, Chefs On Fire shows responsibility.

The culinary virtuoso: Alexandre Silva

Chef Alexandre Silva, already famous for his Loco and Fogo restaurants in Lisbon, will enchant guests’ taste buds. His restaurant Loco received a Michelin star in 2015, which is testament to his ingenious interpretation of traditional dishes and his deep connection to the region. He now brings this special touch to Asia, supported by the sounds of the band Best Youth.

Best Youth: Synthesis of Indie Rock and Electro Pop

Founded by Ed Rocha Gonçavales and Cataraina Salinas, the band Best Youth has managed to thrill audiences with their unique blend of indie rock and electronic dream pop. Their presence on stage? Electrifying and charismatic – a perfect complement to the culinary part of the festival.

A festival that inspires

The reactions to this exciting collaboration are extremely positive. Alexander Lopez, Resort Manager of W Maldives, expressed his excitement about the collaboration and the promise to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. Similar sentiments were expressed by Gonçalo Castel-Branco, Executive Producer of Chefs On Fire, who stressed how delighted he was to have the opportunity to bring the festival ambience to the Maldives.

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1. November, 2023
5. November, 2023
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