A MALDIVIAN CARROM CLASSIC
Poolside
21 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Calling all carrom-men and women: we’re kicking off the ‘Battle of the Boardgames’ with a Maldivian classic! It’s time to strike your way to the buffet and pocket some plates of tantalising local fare: from Live Action Stations of Kopi Leaf Salad, Fisherman’s Grill, Ambu Majaa and Mas-Kaashi to the Carrom Curry Pot and heavily guarded Queen ‘Ocean on Ice’ featuring the sweetest, most succulent raw beauties from the deep.
Then flick your focus to the dessert board: Gabulhi Boakiba (coconut cake), Bis Haluvaa (Sliced Custard), Lonumedhu (Sago Pudding) and more. We’ll go easy on you with this inaugural home turf invitation and make everyone a winner tonight!
PACHISI INDIAN IDYLL
Baraabaru
22 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Throw your cowrie shells for a perfect 25 then surrender your senses to tonight’s Indian feast, a scrumptious score in itself.
Inspired by the national game of India and its colours of yellow, black, red and green, expect a dazzling array of jewel-tone delights from the finest fish haryali tikka to moreish mango sundree bapa doi, made-to-order keema pav, romali, chat, pani puri, biryanis and more – all set to the soothing strains of the sitar.
A TRIPLE WORD WONDERLAND
Café Huraa & Kandu Grill
24 December
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Tonight is all about double-dish saviours and top-scoring plates at our traditional Christmas celebration with a Scrabble-inspired twist!
From a communal game to an A-Z buffet spread it’s time to get ‘lexigoned’ in spectacular night-before-Christmas style!
Feast on a dictionary of delights from artisan cheeses to Xmas pudding with brandy sauce via beef tartare, pan-fried foie gras, Spanish croquetas, monkfish stew Livorno style, roasted lamb, stuffed turkey and vegetarian wellington. Then hit the sweetest high scores with Schwartzwalder tort, croquembouche and homemade panettone among 20 festive desserts.

GET YOUR MAHJ ON!

Café Huraa & Kandu Grill
26 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
How will you approach this Chinese Emperor’s Buffet: with calculation or chance? Tonight we’re celebrating Mahjong: the addictive tile-based poker-like game that has been a favourite in China since the Qing dynasty. “May the winds be with you” as you savour the flavour of Asian street food-inspired dishes, from Kari Laksa Noodle Stall and The Old Hong Kong Wok of Life to a tantalising Thai BBQ, all served under the dragon’s watchful gaze…
SUNSET STRATEGIES
Sunset Lounge
27 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Get strategic in Sunset Lounge tonight with a smorgasbord of International checkers and dishes to match.
Our chefs will be honouring one of the world’s most multi-variant games with one of the Maldives’ most multi-variant menus, from a sumptuous seafood bar to an enticing Pung Chow carving station to Italian favourites prepared “mama”-style amongst myriad other decadent dishes.
Against the checkered backdrop of a black and red wonderland, leap frog your opponent to the dessert table for treats including Strawberry Rhubarb Pannacotta and a fantastic Chocolate Fountain.
MANCALA PITS & MALDIVIAN HITS
Café Huraa / Kandu Grill
28 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
The oldest game in the world calls you to Café Huraa where mouth-watering Maldivian morsels meet Mancala strategy and fun.
Feed your calculation skills with a sizzling selection of seafood fresh from the Fisherman’s Grill alongside a sample of traditional hedikaa treats and lavish local curries.
Then time it carefully and beat your opponent to the dessert table for delights such as Banana Keer and Coconut Pancakes.
Mancala means ‘move’ in Arabic so why not throw some shapes tonight with our traditional bodu beru drummers?
A MEDITERRANEAN QUICK DRAW
Reef Club
29 December
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
You don’t need to pen like Picasso or daub like Dali for tonight’s creative action; just grab a pencil and prepare for an evening of silly sketches and ‘a la minute’ masterpieces. Feed your inner artist with decorative dishes from the Mediterranean homelands of Gaudi, Cezanne and Michelangelo featuring main courses of Spanish Roasted Suckling Pig and Seafood Thermidor en Cocotte followed by divine desserts such as Canoli a la Siciliana. Create your own plate art and challenge your fellow diners in ways that will test your figurative skills to the max!
A NEW YEAR’S CHECKMATE BALL
Café Huraa & Kandu Grill
31 December
From 8:00 pm onwards
Prime your pawns, bolster your bishop, key up your king and quicken your queen: it’s time to enter a life-sized chess game and party the night away at our New Year’s Checkmate Ball!
“Check” out our international buffet of royal proportions where fragrant fruits de mer meet mouth-watering Mexican morsels and sumptuous sushi sidles up to creative curries. An oversized chess game gives you an opportunity to elevate to Grandmaster status, while a passage of 3-metre high chess pieces guide you to the dancefloor where Equatic Vibe invite you to dance your way into 2020 in marvellous monochrome style!
A LOBSTER PURSUIT
Reef Club
2 January 2020
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Did you know that a lobster’s brain is no bigger than the tip of a ballpoint pen? Or that lobster shells were once used to make golf balls? In the trivial pursuit of all things ‘lobster’, join us for a brain and belly-expanding evening of tender tails and tantalising trivia, colourful décor and quiz prizes. Attempt to outwit your fellow diners with crustacean contemplations and more while feasting on these succulent specimens.
ONE THOUSAND AND ONE BACKGAMMON NIGHTS
Sunset Lounge
3 January 2020
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Roll the dice and get ready to “bear off” tonight as you make your way to the outerboard in a Backgammon-inspired evening of strategy and luck, fun and flavour.
Get strategic at the Hot Mezze Station as you design a dazzling dish, and head to the Homeboard for an aromatic Arabic BBQ. Feeling lucky? Double your falafel fillings before tasting some tender tagines. Finish tonight’s feasting games with adventurous Arabic desserts such as Date Maamoul and Pistachio Kunafa Roll.
RANK, ROW AND FILE, ASIAN STYLE!
Café Huraa
4 January 2020
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Hone your skills as overlord with the General’s (shô 将) board game (gi 棋) – the most popular board game in China and chess variant in Japan.
Sample a supper of the highest ranking at General’s Soba, Sushi and Sashimi Bar where nine ranks of Nigiri Sushi await your orders: salmon, tuna, prawn, squid, saba, unagi, arkshell clam, tamago and tako.
Shake up the shapes and diddle the dumplings at the Pentagonal Guo Tie and Lou Bak Guo Counter before “shogi”ing your way up to a sweet selection of fried rice speciality, Goreng, complete with ice cream and toppings.

ORTHODOX DOMINO PARTY
Sunset Lounge
6 January 2019
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Our festive finale ends with a classic Orthodox evening with a Domino twist.
From Black Caviar on creamy blinis to Vanilla Orange Black & White Crepe with Mascarpone Yogurt Ice Cream, the two-tone contrast is there for all to see.
As the sun goes down in Sunset Lounge, come together around the Christmas tree for good company, great food and heartfelt family fun.

 

 

 

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