The man behind award-winning restaurant Burnt Ends, Dave Pynt joins hands with The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to open a new space in the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Ithaafushi, Maldives. A poolside grill restaurant by the name of The Ledge by Dave Pynt which takes after the original establishment on Teck Lim Road.
Apart from Saint Pierre which opened in Kuala Lumpur and Odette’s Julien Royer who is opening Louise in Hong Kong, this would be Singapore’s 3rd restaurant with Michelin stars to open overseas.
While Pynt mentored his head chef Jake Kellie, who placed third in the San Pellegrino Young Chef global culinary competition, he also recently opened a hawker stall at Makansutra, which serves up BBQ dishes with an Asian slant.
As he oversees the space, 34-year-old Singaporean Deborah Yeo will be working as the head chef. She has been working with Pynt for four years now. The Ledge will feature a custom-built dual-cavity oven fired by Jarrah wood, setting the stage for lots more smoking, slow roasting, baking, and grilling which are techniques which Burnt Ends is known and loved for.
“We are thrilled to bring this unforgettable property and best-in-class experience to the Maldives,” said Dino Michael, Global Head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts according to Azimin Saini of Lifestyle Asia. “The resort’s inspirational environment, refined culinary offerings, and thoughtfully designed family options, combined with the brand’s unparalleled commitment to personal service, will give every guest the freedom to create memories that last a lifetime.”
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is slated to open on July 1, 2019. It is located at Ithaafushi Island which is 30-minutes from Malé International Airport via the resort’s private yacht.