Dine under the stars at the landmark Lighthouse Restaurant and experience a six-course anniversary tasting menu in a unique over-water setting –

Opened in 2005, the iconic Lighthouse Restaurant at Baros Maldives is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special six-course ‘Anniversary Degustation Menu’, including an eclectic selection of succulent local seafood, prime meat and modern classics infused with exotic Maldivian spices for an elevated dining experience. The resort’s chef, Nathif, has chosen a selection of guests favourite dishes to create the tasting menu, including The Cognac Flambéed Lobster Bisque which is prepared table-side from the Guéridon. Other highlights include Kadaif Pastry Wrapped Tiger Prawns with Lime tossed Mizuna, Daikon and Cucumber and a choice between Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak with Pan Fried Duck Foie Gras and Seared Medallions of 300-Day Grain-Fed Black Angus Beef Fillet. An array of fine wines are available to order alongside the menu, and to ensure flavours are best complimented, the resident sommelier will be on hand to assist guests with individual wine pairings. For dessert, guests can opt for either a decadant Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake served with Lavender Macaroon and Café Gelato, or Exotic Asian Fruits Flambéed in Spiced Rum which is cooked at the table and served with  Mango Yoghurt Ice Cream.

The Lighthouse menu has evolved over the years as Head Chef, Nathif continually seeks to improve his delectable food offerings and understand guest desires. Such culinary excellence has been recognised and Nathif and the team have received several prestigious awards over the years. Chef Nathif comments, “I am very proud of what we have achieved and we value every award we have received. However, the most valued award for our team is to have guests returning to dine with us. It is merely the best encouragement and acknowledgement when guests come back to the Lighthouse every day during their stay. It is not just the food, it’s also the setting and the team that make the dining experience exceptional.”

Over-looking the Baros lagoon and housed within a signature white sail, The Lighthouse Restaurant can be spotted from miles away and for many guests of Baros has become an essential and magical part of their stay. Guests can admire the incredible views across the horizon whilst enjoying the low lit and intimate settings on the restaurant deck. The Lighthouse has become a legendary name in the Maldives and the six-course anniversary menu is a perfect way to discover the gourmet highlights of the Maldivian cuisine.

Baros is a boutique, private island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas and white sand beaches set in a turquoise lagoon, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport. Guests can relax in a tranquil, tropical setting, embark on an amazing culinary journey in Baros’ three restaurants and bars, dine on a secluded sandbank or the unique Piano Deck in the middle of the lagoon as well as take part in memorable snorkelling experiences around the flourishing house-reef. The resort has been welcoming guests since 1973, and has spent decades honing its services and cultivating its environment, making it a legendary resort. Baros consistently wins prestigious awards from guests and travel professionals for quality accommodation and outstanding service excellence, and is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels Of The World.

HOW: The Anniversary Degustation Menu is priced at USD 165+ (aprrox. £123) per person, excluding wines and served exclusively at The Lighthouse Restaurant for a limited period. Rates at Baros Maldives start from $675 (approx. £464) per night in a Deluxe Villa on a B&B basis, excluding taxes. www.baros.com