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
Filo-wrapped feta cheese with carrots, zucchini, & walnuts
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
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