Soneva, the world-leading resort operator, recently unveiled Soneva Janis newest dining experience: Guess Whos Cooking. This dining experience has a secret menu concept, where the diners wont know which chef is cooking or what cuisine they will be enjoying until just before the meal. The kitchen is housed within the walls of a Bedouin tent, and while there is room for dining inside the tent in case of rain, the main experience is on the beach. The chefs who will be featured include Soneva Janis specialty chefs, visiting chefs from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri, as well as international visiting chefs. A rough idea of the menu will be revealed on the day of the experience, but only once diners are seated at the tables on the sand will the chef emerge from the cooking tent to present the menu in all of its glory outlining the concept, ingredients and their inspiration for the dishes.
Soneva Jani hopes that this ever-changing roster of chefs will highlight the culinary prowess of Sonevas chefs and those visiting the resort. The lack of a menu paves the way for innovative and exciting dining, if a guest chooses Guess Whos Cooking twice during their stay, they should be able to enjoy two distinct experiences.
Examples of the line-up of Sonevas chefs include: Chef Kat (Thai cuisine), Chef Sun (Asian cuisine), and Chef Ansari (Indian thali) all from Soneva Jani, as well as Chef Sobah (Maldivian cuisine) from Soneva Fushi and Chef Benz (Thai cuisine) from Soneva Kiri.
The price per person is dependent on the particular menu of the day, starting
at USD 175++ for Sonevas chefs and USD 350++ for a degustation menu by a
visiting international chef. Guess Whos Cooking is only available two to
three nights a week, seating just 16 diners. Dinner is from 19:30 to 22:30, a
sunset cocktail experience is available from 18:30 to 19:30. There will also be
the occasional lunch pop-up from 12:30 to 15:00
Guests with dietary restrictions, food allergies, or those who prefer not to eat certain food items should let their Mr./Ms. Friday know when booking secret/no menu dining experiences well in advance. This will ensure that the chef knows what or what not to cook.
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