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53 chefs from Europe for a tropical holiday full of culinary experiences

“Dining with the Stars” , the gourmet event that brings the star chefs of the JRE – Jeunes Restaurateurs to the kitchens of the most exclusive Diamonds Resorts of the Planhotel Hospitality Group, will have its 5th edition in 2019 and for the first time with a Winter Edition and a Summer Edition. The Resorts participating will be Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi in the Maldives and Diamonds Mapenzi Beach in Zanzibar.


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To inaugurate the 2019 Edition of Dining with the Stars are two exceptional chefs: ANDREA BERTON of the Milanese restaurant by the same name who will be in Diamonds Athuruga from December 28th to 5th January 2019, and CHICCO CEREA of the 3-Michelin star “Da Vittorio” restaurant in Brusaporto, that will be in Diamonds Thudufushi from January 3rd to January 5th.


  • Gala Dinner
  • Cooking Lesson
  • Four-Hands Dinner Andrea Berton and Enrico Cerea – 5th of January 2019

Special Guests: Enrico Bertolino

Andrea Berton was born in Friuli in 1970 and began his adventure in the kitchen of the Gualtiero Marchesi Brigade in Milan.

His career continued in the best restaurants of the world: Mossimans in London, the Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence and finally the Louis XI of Montecarlo under the guidance of Alain Ducasse.

In March 2015, Berton was nominated EXPO Ambassador.

In August of 2016 the Italian chef began his collaboration with “Il Sereno”, the luxury resort on Lake Como where he opened his restaurant “Berton Al Lago”.

His name is Enrico, but everyone now knows him as Chicco. He is the firstborn of Vittorio and Bruna. His apprenticeship at an early age was in fact anything but static.

He worked in the most important restaurants in Paris, Monaco, Spain and the United States. Wandering around the planet has made Chicco an expert connoisseur of the most varied ingredients.

His curiosity has led him to innovate more and more, while never forgetting the solid foundations he learnt from his father Vittorio and mother Bruna.
At the head of a team of twenty collaborators, Enrico Cerea is a complete chef, focused on continuous and in-depth research even if his first and irrepressible passion is for desserts.

DISCOVER PROGRAM Berton / Cerea – Maldives DISCOVER PROGRAM Diamonds Resorts – Maldives

Dining with the Stars 2019 with Jeunes Restaurateurs

From January to April and from July to August 2019, 53 talents of the JRE – Jeunes Restaurateurs  – the internationally recognized association of young talented chefs – will alternate, each spending a week in the kitchens of Diamonds Resorts, offering guests a multi-sensory experience.

In the Maldives the experience will include Gourmet Gala Dinner with signature dishes,  Show-cooking session at the resort’s main restaurant and a special “Chef’s Table” evening where the chef will cook with the guests.


DIAMONDS THUDUFUSHI MALDIVES – Ana Ros & Ernesto Iaccarino: 19th January 2019


Taste Chef’s signature dishes during your stay! The Gala Dinner is included in the All Inclusive Formula for the Water Villa guests in the Maldives.

Maldives – This event is open also to guests of Beach Bungalow and Junior Suites at Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi, upon availability, extra charge 100 USD for person.

Booking online in advance we recognize 10% discount.

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Learn to cook new delicacies during your holidays with our JRE Chefs coming from all over the Europe to entertain our guests with a mini cooking course. A true experience for food addicted that wants to learn culinary flavours from different countries and cultures.

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Join the weekly show cooking with one of our JRE Chef. Each Chef will be performing in the resort’s Main Restaurant, to entertain our Guests with real time culinary experiences with an unforgettable show.

Maldives – This event is complimentary and available for guests of Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi

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Every week at Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi in the Maldives, join the special Chef’s Table, a very exclusive dining experience, available only for 14 persons each week, accessible only booking in advance table.

Maldives – This event is available only in the resorts of Maldives and bookable upon availability and extra charge (150 USD for person).

Booking online in advance we recognize 10% discount.

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Diamonds Athuruga Beach

Diamonds Athuruga is a luxury All inclusive paradise located in the magnificent Ari Atoll, at just 20 minutes flight from Malé. It is the ideal Resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence, where attention to detail will make your journey unforgettable. Be prepared to enjoy unique dishes, prepared by famous Chefs like one Michelin Star Chefs Michael Kammermeier and Pietro D’Agostino.

Diamonds Thudufushi Beach

Diamonds Thudufushi  is a lavish All inclusive Resort situated in the Ari Atoll at just 20 minute scenic seaplane flight away from Malé. Come and discover this unique culinary experience, with the participation of starred Chefs such as Ernesto Iaccarino and other Jeunes Restaurateurs like Daniel Fehrenbacher and many others, which will make your stay an unforgettable one.

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach in Zanzibar is a Resort in the heart of enchanting gardens overlooking the indian ocean.
Come and experience the best of Zanzibar and its unforgettable landscapes, enjoy scents and flavors unique in the world that will fascinate you, just like the fantastic sunsets that only this island can offer.