Dubai-based chef Colin Clague set for Maldives residency

The Ruya mastermind is heading to Coco Bodu Hithi
Ruya, Colin Clague, Maldives

Ruya executive chef Colin Clague is heading to Maldives for a two-day residency plus a special masterclass.

He’ll bring his special take on Turkish cuisine to Coco Bodu Hithi where he’ll create menus at seafood restaurant Aqua on August 11 and 15.


The six-course tasting menus will be unique for each day, and will reflect his creations at Ruya.

There will also be a masterclass on August 14. See the full menus below.

11th August Menu
Amuse-bouche:  Borek
Filo-wrapped feta cheese with carrots, zucchini, & walnuts
Pre-starter:  Levrek
Seabass sashimi with mustard, apple, and shaved radish
Starter:   Yer elmasi corbasi
Jerusalem artichoke soup with smoked eggplant purée
Seafood:  Grilled Tiger Prawn
Pickled fennel butter
Main:   300-Day Grain Fed Beef
Turkish coffee & isot rub and crispy za’atar potatoes
Dessert:  Firin Sutlaç
Traditional Anatolian rice pudding with raspberries, rose ice cream, and lokum

15th August Menu
Amuse-bouche:  Isli patlican
Smoked eggplant purée with walnuts, crispy coated eggplant crisps
Pre-starter:  Tuna
Raw tuna, antep pistachio purée, puffed Turkish chilli rice
Starter:   Lamb Manti
Tomato, roast garlic, yoghurt, and thyme
Seafood:  Zeytinyagli ahtapot
Marinated grilled octopus, black eyed beans, and apple vinaigrette
Main:   24-Hour Slow Cooked Short Rib
Turkish chilli BBQ glaze, spiced konya chickpea purée
Dessert:  Orange & Almond Revani
Orange and almond cake with orange caramel, and fennel ice cream

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