Chef Tim Raue will bring his Michelin-starred cuisine to Soneva Fushi’s zipline restaurant Flying Sauces for a 15-week residency.

Set to run from October 2023 to January 2024, the chef’s stint at the resort will see a menu of Asian flavours, German interpretations and Maldivian ingredients come to life through Raue’s characteristic interplay of spiciness, sweetness and acidity. 

The chef’s menu will be served up alongside a selection of over 9,000 wines from Soneva Fushi’s extensive cellar. 

“With Restaurant TIM RAUE, I have fulfilled a lifelong dream – but my other projects mean culinary freedom for me and the opportunity to fully live out my many ideas with the help of my chefs,” says Raue. “Soneva Fushi is a culinary paradise in nature and our residency at Flying Sauces will feature a fresh take on culinary juxtaposition with an exclusive menu of contrasting flavours and textures from across Asia, Europe and the Maldives.” 

Launched in 2021, Flying Sauces is the first fine dining zipline experience in the world, complete with an open treetop kitchen 12 metres above the ground. After being securely strapped into safety harnesses, guests soar along a 200-metre zipline route to reach an elevated dining platform accompanied by views of the island’s lush greens and ocean.

Chef Time Raue