Coco Collection is partnering up with one of Dubai’s most-talked about chefs, Colin Clague, the award-winning Executive Chef of Rüya Dubai.

The food maestro will embark on a very special chef’s residency to bring Turkish cuisine to the shores of Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives. He’ll be creating two fantastic dinners for guests at the overwater seafood restaurant, Aqua, on August 11 and 15, as well as holding a special masterclass on August 14.

With six restaurants and bars, Coco Bodu Hithi offers a variety of exquisite cuisines, taking inspiration from the Maldives and further afield. Colin’s exclusive six-course tasting menus will reflect his creations at Rüya Dubai, showcasing Anatolian flavours with a local twist. 

Chef Colin joined Rüya Dubai, the city’s most famous Anatolian restaurant concept, in 2016. “I first moved to the Middle East to open the prestigious Burj Al Arab hotel, then later in 2007 to open Zuma Dubai, and never left,” Chef Colin recalls. “After Zuma, one of the restaurants I opened was the award-winning Q’bara restaurant, a modern Levant restaurant, serving modern interpretations of Middle East classics. Through Q’bara I met my future business partners, Rasim and Umut Ozkanka, who said that this is exactly what they wanted to do with Turkish food, and that’s why we created Rüya,” he continues. “Our aim is to put Turkish food right up there with the other great food cultures of the world.”

Through the years, Chef Colin’s dedication and passion has seen him acquire extensive industry experience that spans the globe. His upcoming residency at Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives, promises to illustrate the best quality ingredients to create sublime tastes executed with simplicity and finesse. 

FACT will be joining Chef Colin in the Maldives to experience all that his culinary flair and the stunning Coco Bodu Hithi resort has to offer. Keep an eye on our social media channels and our September issues for all the latest from this very special collaboration.

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