Join us for a culinary archaeologist’s dream: discover 14 theme events overflowing with mouth-watering clues and cuisine, trinkets and treats.

MALDIVIAN HQ BBQ
Kandu Grill
21 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Join us for a Maldivian-inspired night at the Headquarters of Shimabuku Jones and his faithful sidekicks. Crack your whips for a BBQ feast of local delicacies designed to fill your bellies and fuel your adventures, showcasing local flavours: the freshest fish and seafood; most authentic Kothu Roshi; deliciously sizzling BBQ Station; and traditional soups and salads. Coconut weavers, Koadi dancers Bodu Beru drummers and our local band complete the Maldivian vibe. Keep an eye out for your first clue as you embark on your mission to find The Lost Temple of Kudak!

 

HATSHEPSUT’S SUNSET SOIREE
Reef Island (at the far end of the water villa jetty)
22 December 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm
A la carte

Wine was an exotic commodity in ancient times; it was also the preferred tipple of Queen Hatshepsut – Egypt’s longest reigning female pharaoh. This evening’s ‘wine and cheese tasting’ soiree is dedicated to this most regal of rulers.

Join us in the resplendent seclusion of Reef Island tonight for aperitifs, wine and sangria, accompanied by canapés and a spectacular fondue-style Vacherin Mont d’Or. Recline on casual seating beneath stars that illuminate all sorts of intriguing insights and valuable information…

 

THE PROPHECY OF THE LOBSTER
Reef Club
23 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$160++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Sophisticated sand sculptures set the standard for this upscale beach-based tribute to the King of Crustaceans (who allegedly told the Sphinx his trademark riddle…) Solve it and discover your next clue, then cast your net wide for a sumptuous feast of Seafood on Ice, ceviche, flambé octopus, carved lamb racks and freshly grilled lobsters to order. Savour the succulence, set to the live tunes of Midnight Avenue and our festive DJ.

 

CRUISE ON THE NILE
Café Huraa, Kandu Grill & Baraabaru
24 December 2017
7:30pm to 10:30pm
US$300++ per Adult / US$90++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)
All-guest Christmas Eve Gala Dinner

‘Cruise’ into Christmas! The world is your oyster on this stylish steamboat-style spree. All aboard for a decadent night of art-deco designs and ‘deco-ding’ clues that could dramatically propel your quest forward!
Dress to impress, then sail through selections of classic European and Mediterranean festive favourites: Charcuterie meats, chilled Plateau de fruits de mer, white tuna ceviche, turkey carving station, kebbe station and Steak Diane flambé. End with a ‘live’ dessert station of Panettone Pain Perdu, all set to a backdrop of live band and DJ beats.

 

KHAN EL KHALILI FESTIVE BAZAAR
Kandu Grill & Main Pool
25 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Joins us at the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar on the most auspicious day of the year: alive with energy and excitement … and a clandestine ‘change-of-hands’ meeting. Can you track down the clue hiding amid the abundance of international food stands? Wander the bazaar for everything from pasta and pizza to carved kangaroo gyros; Indian street food to mini sliders; whole roast suckling pig to live action tequila prawn tostadas … then browse the stalls for festive gifts and to watch the weavers, musicians, potters and henna artisans at work.

 

BEDOUIN BEACH PARTY
Sunset Lounge & Secret Beach

26 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Inspired by Jordan’s Wadi Rum – the Valley of the Moon – tonight’s celebration is a languid lantern-lit occasion that recalls a desert night under the stars… Camp out and snack on light bites from salads and Salmon Lomi Lomi to Bruschetta and Crostini, Chicken and Lamb Shawarma to flambé Prawns, before tucking into a sweet spread of Baklava, Churros, Apple Fritters, Gelato and ice cream station. Arabic coffees, Moroccan teas and Shisha pipes round off an ‘illuminating’ clue-seeking evening…

 

PEARL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Reef Club
27 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$160++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Known for its sandy beaches, fashionable French flair, cooling breezes, and atmospheric Corniche, the ancient cultural centre of Alexandria continues to delight with its union of past and present.

Tonight’s classy waterfront evening recalls the tastes of the Riviera: oysters, beef tartare, bouillabaisse, carved venison leg, sautéed escargot in vol au vent shells, rotisserie grill, pasta station and ‘live’ Waffle Gaufres with strawberries and Chantilly cream – all complemented by live band and DJ, topped with shimmering coastal views… But don’t let the glamour distract you from your quest: find a priceless clue to unlock the next pointer on your Lost Temple adventure…

 

RED SEA YAKINIKU
Café Huraa
28 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

The delights of the Red Sea unite in The Land of the Rising Sun with tonight’s Japanese-flair, family-style seafood set menu: Sashimi, Maki Rolls and Nigiri Sushi, followed by a selection of piscatorial Yakitori Skewers: Lobster, Prawn, Scallops, Crab Claws and Saba Fish. Add Beef Galbi, Chicken Thigh, Pork Belly and Tsukune options for the carnivores among you, plus a selection of vegetarian treats – all topped off with your choice of Red Bean Sponge with Yuzu Gelee and Ice Cream Mochi, or Green Tea Lava Flow Cake with Ice Cream Mocha. Once you’ve devoured the delicious depths, don’t forget to reflect on your Lost Temple mission…

 

INDUS VALLEY
Baraabaru
29 December 2017
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

There is much to be gleaned – and gained – from this ancient civilisation, not least the modern day cuisines born out of its northwestern frontier. Set to the strains of the sitar, discover all manner of biryani and tandoor treats, koftas and curries at tonight’s bygone style buffet… all guaranteed to flame your appetite – and your sense of adventure!

Dine on a Spice Island buffet with chats, Indian short bites, roti station, tandoori seafood, Pav Bhaji Station, Kheem Pao, plus curries from around the region, ending with gulab jamon, ice gola and halwa. The clue lies in a glittering talisman featuring four interconnecting
symbols: a cow, river, snake and sun… mythological symbols shared by the ancient Hindu and Egyptian cultures…

 

DESERT R&R
30 December 2017
A la carte in all 4 restaurants
7:00pm to 10:30pm
A la carte pricing in all restaurants

Every adventurer needs a rest day. Under your own steam, choose from a treasure trove of international and local foods, offered à la carte at any of our four restaurants. Relax at a table in the sand, settle into an oceanfront pavilion, dine beneath stunning Keralan columns, or perch above the lagoon on a torch lit terrace.

 

THE LOST TEMPLE OF KUDAK
Café Huraa, Kandu Grill & Baraabaru
31 December 2017
From 8:00pm onwards
US$375++ per Adult / US$90++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)
All-guest New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

Have you deciphered the clues and found the key? The guarded lost temple entrance only opens on the final day of the year – so you’re in for a treat if you’ve made it this far!

Party like it’s 1999 (BC!) at this decadent banquet extravaganza, fit for a Pharoah. International cuisine flirts with sophisticated Arabic flavours across pyramidal selections of everything from cheese and cold cuts to hot and cold mezze, caviar to carved lamb ouzi, live shrimp flambé to falafel, pasta to puri and much, much more, plus live music, fireworks and a procession of movers and shakers from the most revered ancient Egyptian dynasties.

But a night of decadence at this glittering treasure trove of wonder comes with a spine-tingling curse: bury the lost temple papyrus within 7 days or be stuck forever in 2017… But that’s tomorrow’s adventure: tonight’s mission is to PARTY!

 

DR. JONES’ ADVENTURE IN ASIA
Café Huraa
2 January 2018
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

With just seven days to find the most propitious spot to bury the Lost Temple papyrus, all the clues are pointing to the world’s largest continent… Tonight’s culinary caper takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Asia, spanning China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and even Mongolia: dine on sushi, salads, sticky rice and stir-fries, roasted duck and dim sum, chilli crabs, chicken lok-lok and more… all beneath a ceiling of lanterns that glow with a hidden promise…

 

A SUBCONTINENT EXPOSÉ
Baraabaru
3 January 2018
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Could the spot to bury the clue be buried itself amongst flaming Diwali lights and vibrant Rangoli art? Whatever you find this evening, you can be sure to flame your appetite with the fiery flavours of the Indian Subcontinent. Visit the Chaat, Galouti, Roti, Kathi Roll and Pav Bhaji stations; try a plethora of tandoor tastes from squid and lobster to ostrich; and dine on a myriad of illuminating selections from the Dum. But beware: time is ticking … can the evening help spotlight where your quest will lead you next?

 

NORTH AMERICAN STEAK OUT
Reef Club
4 January 2018
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per Adult / US$70++ per Child (6 to 12 years old)

Aware that some of the best archaeologists and academics are undercover across the pond, Dr. Jones and his band of explorers embark on a North American Steak Out. It’s a fact-finding mission fuelled by a succulent, super-sized BBQ feast of Prime Cuts, served with sumptuous soups, starters, sides and sweets from Classic Bisque to Beef Tartare to a devilishly delicious plated Choc Fondant. But time is ticking… will the steak-out lead to any juicy clues, or will the trail go as dry as an ancient Mummy…

 

REST DAY: MISSION ALMOST COMPLETE
5 January 2018
A la carte in all 4 restaurants
7:00pm to 10:30pm
A la carte pricing in all restaurants

Every adventurer needs a rest day. Under your own steam, choose from a treasure trove of international and local foods, offered à la carte at any of our four restaurants. Relax at a table in the sand, settle into an oceanfront pavilion, dine beneath stunning Keralan columns or perch above the lagoon on a torch lit terrace, serenaded by a local Maldivian band.

 

QUEEN CLEOPATRA’S MATRYOSHKA DOLL
Secret Beach
6 January 2018
7:00pm to 10:30pm
US$145++ per adult / US$70++ per child (6 to 12 years old)

As the festive season adventure draws to a close, it’s time to bury the final papyrus clue in Queen Cleopatra’s Matryoshka Doll. There are multiple delicious layers to this Eastern European feast: a stylish Orthodox menu celebrating the flavours of Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, in a sparkling winter wonderland setting. Dive into a sophisticated selection of Smoked Sturgeon and Caviar, Carved Pig and Goose and delicious BBQ classics. And the last clue of the year? That would be telling…

 

For more information, ‘Contact Mission HQ’ at Reservations.Mal@fourseasons.com

 

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