Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi introduces a new dining concept from Michelin starred chef David Pynt

Celebrated West Australian chef David Pynt will open a new signature restaurant at the at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

The Ledge by Dave Pynt will feature the chef’s signature custom-built four-ton dual cavity oven and elevation grills fired by Jarrah wood to smoke, slow roast, hot roast, bake and grill.

Highlights from the menu will include Dry Aged OP Rib, a 45-day dry-aged beef rib, Lobster Roll, a brioche bun stuffed with freshly grilled lobster and lobster aioli and Local Grouper a grilled whole grouper served with a fresh cucumber and yuzu salad and a green sauce.

Pynt is executive chef at Singapore’s Burnt Ends restaurant, which has been awarded one Michelin star and most recently ranked #10 on the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2019.

“We are excited to launch this restaurant with Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives. Our style of food and service is the perfect fit for dining by the pool and beach, against a stunning Maldivian backdrop,” he said.

The new 122 all-villa resort, which is located in the heart of the South Malé Atoll, will open on July 1.

“As the fifth Waldorf Astoria to open in the region, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi represents a significant milestone in the brand’s continued growth in Asia Pacific following the successful opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok last year,” said Daniel Welk, vice president, Luxury and Lifestyle Group, Asia Pacific, Hilton.