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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and Dave Pynt set to elevate the culinary experience in the Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi introduces The Ledge by Dave Pynt, a new dining concept from the chef behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends

Hilton’s iconic brand of hotels and resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, announced the launch of its exclusive barbeque grill restaurant, The Ledge by Dave Pynt at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. 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 for 2019.

The Ledge features 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 wines in the evening.

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 whole grilled grouper served with a fresh cucumber and yuzu salad and a green sauce.

Opened in July 2019, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – a 122 all-villa resort – is a short 30-minute yacht journey from Malé International Airport and offers the ultimate in space and exclusivity. The resort is located on Ithaafushi Island, in the South Male Atoll of the Republic of Maldives.

The island boasts a total of 11 exceptional, specialty-dining venues – the variety of which is a first in the Maldives. From an elevated treetop-dining concept at Terra and exquisite food and wine pairings nestled among 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.

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