Soneva Fushi’s Shades of Green dining labelled as ‘Dinner that doesn’t cost the earth’ by The Purpose Business.
The Purpose Business is the 360-degree network of sustainability and business advisors in Asia. They are a team of qualified professionals with experience and passion in responsible business ranging from investor relations to sustainable tourism, glass recycling to storytelling, waste management to shared economies. Shades of Green is listed among the 5 sustainable dining locations in Asia as compiled by their advisor Chris Dwyer.
The 20-seat vegetarian restaurant is located in the resort’s organic garden and is only open for dinner. The concept and menu were created by Carsten Kyster, a Danish chef who has worked alongside Jamie Oliver at the River Café and Peter Gordon at The Sugar Club in London.
Shades of Green menu features simple yet experimental plant-based dishes, blending Maldivian and south-east Asian cuisines, which are prepared using Nordic techniques such as smoking, salting, fermenting and pickling. The dinner experience begins with all diners going on a guided tour of the garden to learn about the herbs, vegetables and fruits grown there. Through the use of all five senses, the diners will pick ingredients to be used in their meal. They are encouraged to examine, pick, smell, and taste the herbs, fruits, and vegetables growing in the garden. Along the way, they will come across a number of amuse bouche hidden amongst the greenery. After this, the diners gather around a fire pit for the first course before being seated at tables beneath the shade of the pergola and fruit trees.