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Nanuku launches inaugural ‘Kanavata Culinary Event’

February 28, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

An epicurean treat exclusively for guests staying at the award-winning Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji from 23-26 March when Executive Chef Pranil Prasad will lead them in a gastronomic experience designed to showcase all things fresh and tasty as part of the luxury Resort’s inaugural ‘Kanavata Culinary Event’.  

Focused directly on locally sourced fish direct from the sea and produce from the resort’s extensive gardens, the three-day culinary sojourn is designed to allow guests to experience some of the exotic tastes of the South Seas while at the same time offering an opportunity to immerse themselves in Pacific Harbour’s rich living culture.

On resort activities, have been combined with daily treks into the local area, the intention being to allow guests to help source the unique regional food, ingredients and flavours endemic to this part of Fiji.

The event kicks off on 23 March with a ‘Nanuku Cultural Experience’ which focuses on Fiji’s history and the connection between the land and its people. Activities will include a Kava ceremony, a ‘Meke’ combining dance and song followed by a traditional Fijian ‘Lovo’ feast of meats, seafood and local root crops and vegetables cooked on hot stones buried in the ground for several hours – a tradition as old as the islands.

Day two will see chef Pranil lead guests off resort on a senses-laden road trip to experience the colour, sights and sounds of Suva’s vibrant vegetable and seafood Markets. The tour will include a stop at Fiji’s famous ‘Spice of Fiji’ farm where participants will have a first-hand opportunity to sample some of the freshest and more unique of the spices Fiji has to offer

The tour will conclude with chef Pranil and his team transforming the resort’s sunset deck and beach area into a colourful luncheon venue where guests will be able to learn the ancient art of traditional Prawn cooking using bamboo tubes followed by a communal seafood bake.

to be enjoyed communally.

Dinner that evening will be based on a ‘Land to Sea’ themed dinner event where guests can meet ‘the land cab of their dreams’ and try their skills at live chef stations under the watchful eye of chef Pranil.

A ‘Luxury Survivor’ event on the resort’s own private island forms the basis for the third day of the Kanavata event where guests will be truly immersed in the ancient culture of Fiji with storytelling, fire making and learning how important the ‘Tree of life’, the coconut palm, remains to the Fijian people as a source of food, shelter and even clothing.

The three-day event concludes with a ‘Fijian Gala Event’ –  a degustation style dinner – with each course paired with wines and a story or two.

The cost per person for the three-day Kanavata event is FJD625.00.

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