Fresh in the Garden

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Fresh in the Garden

High above our gardens, surrounded by the canopy

Open all week for dinner 18:30 onwards

Dine high above our gardens, where the aromas of the herbs waft up from below. The central open kitchen gives you front-row seats to the action. Choose to sit under cover or beneath the starry night sky. Currently, Chef Manu Buffara is running a 12-month pop-up that will offer guests at Soneva Fushi a rare opportunity to dine with one of Brazil’s most exciting culinary talents and her team.

Inspired by her family and background, Chef Manu learned the value of land and animals growing up in the countryside and incorporates this in her everyday technique. At her eponymous restaurant, Manu, which is located in the city of Curitiba, she uses organic ingredients from her own garden and carefully selected suppliers. Her devotion to sustainability and quality ingredients stems from her commitment to Curitiba, working with local communities to transform abandoned sites into urban gardens and educating locals on how to care for the gardens and feed themselves.


Menu Highlights

Chef Manu’s menu at Fresh in the Garden celebrates the ecological connection between land, sea, minerals, roots, fruits and animals, and the transformational power of food.

Message from Chef Manu Buffara

I cook to change the weather; I cook to change the mood; I cook to change nature; I cook to change the world; but what I want most is to cook to change people. Cooking at Soneva Fushi, for me, is an act of freedom and connection. I believe in the connection between land, sea, minerals, roots, fruits and animals, and I respect the time, energy and people involved in this process. That’s where our food comes from and I’m so excited to share my story of transformation with guests at Fresh in the Garden.

The 12-month pop-up is inspired by the ecological connection between land, sea, minerals, roots, fruits and animal, and the transformational power of food.  Seating just 35 guests per sitting, the exclusive pop-up at Fresh in the Garden will be overseen by members of her team from Curitiba.

Recently named Latin America’s Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best, Chef Manu is the executive chef and owner of her eponymous restaurant, Manu. Paving the way for gastronomy in Brazil and putting the city of Curitiba on the world gastronomic map, the menu celebrates the culture and produce unique to the region of Paraná. Formerly studying journalism, chef Manu found her passion for cooking, realising her way of communicating was not through words but taste.

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