The first all-glass undersea restaurant in the world is not only keen on making a statement through it’s unusual setting but also through it’s menu. The iconic Ithaa Undersea Restaurant started its operations on April 15th 2005 and has made the six-star Conrad Maldives Rangali Island its home. Its name was taken from the Maldivian language of Dihevi which means ‘mother of pearl’. This is only apt considering that the restaurant, surrounded by clear acrylic that is 12.5mm thick, is set three meters below sea level in the Indian Ocean. A 180-degree view of the colorful marine life surely sets the mood for an exquisite dining experience.
Who wouldn’t want to eat under the water? (Photo Credit: (c) 2013 Conrad Hotels & Resorts)
The very impressive location definitely posed a challenge when coming up with a new menu. According to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s executive chef, Ayyoub Salameh, “the challenge with creating the new menu at Ithaa undersea restaurant was to offer something that’s spectacular enough to match such an incredible location. For that reason, I chose to focus on using luxurious ingredients.”
Executive chef Ayyoub Salameh came up with a 320 US Dollars (USD) per person seven-course set-menu that is perfectly matched with champagne. The dinner menu includes:
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