Michelin-star chef Sidney Schutte at Outrigger Mauritius

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The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has announced that two-star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte will prepare a six-course special menu at the Plantation Club in the resort for four nights, 8 to 11 January.

Schutte rose to culinary fame via three different Michelin star restaurants in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. Last year as executive chef he led the Librije’s Zusje restaurant in Amsterdam to earn two Michelin stars after only seven months of operations.

Schutte will be assisted on 8 to11 January by the current executive chef at the Outrigger, Geert-Jan Vaartjes.  “Sidney is one of the most talented and creative chefs I ever worked with,” says Vaartjes of his former boss.

Schutte first built his reputation at De Librije in Zwolle in the Netherlands as sous chef when it had a two Michelin star rating; he helped raise it to three stars and became executive chef. “It was the restaurant that put the Netherlands on the map as a culinary destination,” says Vaartjes.

Schutte was then awarded SVH Meesterkok, the highest recognition that a chef can achieve in the Netherlands. Testing new frontiers, Schutte then became sous chef rising to executive chef at the two Michelin star Amber restaurant in Hong Kong.

In Mauritius, Schutte will work closely with Vaartjes to create a seafood gourmet six-course set dinner at the colonial-style Plantation Club at the Outrigger.

The seafood extravaganza will feature amuses-bouches such as Smoked King Crab, Herring, and Salmon Skin Crackers. The main courses include Perle Imperial Caviar, Charred Langoustine, Carabinero, Sepia (fermented crabs sauce with octopus, bergamot and black olives), Lamb Filet and Tongue, and Black Winter Truffles.

The price is MUR 7000 (US$187) net per person and includes a welcome glass of Moet et Chandon Rose. Wines are a la carte.

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