Watch Cooking Channel

The Food-Focused Bride: Honeymoon Eats Preview

While I’ve had fun planning my wedding and am so looking forward to the big day, I might actually be even more excited to go on my honeymoon. I check out photos of the resorts daily and am constantly day dreaming about the whole experience. In true food-focused fashion, I’ve been researching all of the eating options available to me while away. Since we decided to do a beach destination rather than a cultural one, I was at first concerned that I wouldn’t experience amazing cuisine, but after doing some research, I think I’ll definitely add back the 10 pounds I lost for the big day.

Courtesy of Emirates

We’re flying Emirates airlines to Dubai and spending three days in the desert outside of Abu Dhabi before traveling on to spend a week in the Maldives, off of the coast of India. Based on the sample menus from Emirates, I think I’ll definitely be able to pass the 13 hours in flight by eating.

Courtesy of Emirates

Even in economy class (that’s us!) the sample dinner menu includes Saffron Couscous Salad, Gulf-Style Fish Curry and Peach Crumble. For breakfast the options range from Chive Scrambled Eggs to the more traditional Chana Masala. I couldn’t help but look at the business and first class menus: Meze, Seared Beef, Grilled Lamb and Kebabs are all options on the menus, along with a High Tea service included, as well.

Courtesy of Qasr al Sarab

Our first stop after deplaning is the Qasr al Sarab resort, located in the Liwa Desert outside of Abu Dhabi. We can relax by the pool or go for a camel ride. There are a few dining options but I’m really looking forward to trying all of the meze options at the buffet: Fish Kebabs, Spinach Fatayer (a small triangular pie stuffed with spinach) and Cheese Rukak (fried Akkawi cheese).

Courtesy of Gili Lankanfushi

After a few days in the desert, we’ll be spending a week in the Maldives at the Gili Lankanfushi resort. Since the Maldives are made up of very small islands, a lot of items are flown in, making dinner pretty expensive. A key to saving money? Half-board. We’ll load up at breakfast and hopefully just need a snack during the day to hold us over until dinner. The island does, however, farm its own organic salad greens, herbs, vegetables and fruit. The main restaurant (pictured above) serves a ton of seafood, including a lot of local seafood items like reef fish and rock lobster. If you give the restaurant advance notice (and I definitely will) you can have traditional curry dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven. The other option for dinner is a fusion Peruvian-Japanese with a sushi bar, and many of the tasting menus feature that evening’s catch.

Courtesy of Gili Lankanfushi

A few other fun food features of the island include an extensive ice cream and sorbet list, complete with flavors I’ve never encountered before, like Screwpine, a sorbet made from the local Maldivian fruit tree also known as pandanus.

Courtesy of Gili Lankanfushi

They also have an underground wine cellar, a cheese cave (yay!), a chocolate cave and a deli room. Even though on the main island of Male, where alcohol is forbidden, the resorts are allowed to serve cocktails like the Jungle Tango (light rum, tropical mango, raspberry and fresh young coconut juice) or the Harage (Myers rum, yogurt, mango, lime, brown sugar and strawberry).

Luckily there’s a gym on the island and yoga every morning!

More from the Food-Focused Bride:

The Food-Focused Bride: Locally-Sourced Gift Bags

The Food-Focused Bride: Cocktails, Wine and Beer

The Food-Focused Bride: Wine and Cheese Bridal Shower

The Food-Focused Bride: Getting in Wedding Shape

Tags:

Comments (131)

  1. lavorare da casa con internet gratis…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a couple of unrelated information, nevertheless actually really worth taking a search, whoa did a single discover about Mid East has got a lot more problerms as well [...]…

  2. Google posted 08/14/2013

    Google…

  3. Mobile Money Code posted 08/17/2013

    Mobile Money Code…

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to since we think they may be worth visiting[...]…

  4. cheap toms shoes posted 08/21/2013

    cheap toms shoes…

  5. filamento posted 08/21/2013

    filamento…

    [...]although websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they may be truly worth a go via, so have a look[...]…

  6. decatur il web site design posted 08/22/2013

    decatur il web site design…

    [...]that is the end of this report. Here you will come across some sites that we feel you will appreciate, just click the links over[...]…

  7. free online craps game espn posted 08/23/2013

    free online craps game espn…

    [...]very couple of web sites that transpire to become comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[...]…

  8. shin splints posted 08/25/2013

    shin splints…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you may well get pleasure from. Take a appear should you want[...]…

  9. lipo6blackultra.net posted 08/26/2013

    lipo6blackultra.net…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Find Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  10. vidět posted 08/27/2013

    vidět…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to simply because we assume they’re worth visiting[...]…

  11. se posted 08/27/2013

    se…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site that you simply might take pleasure in. Take a look in the event you want[...]…

  12. lernen posted 08/28/2013

    lernen…

    [...]one of our visitors a short while ago encouraged the following website[...]…

  13. tour adventures posted 09/04/2013

    tour adventures…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they may be in fact really worth a go as a result of, so possess a look[...]…

  14. amazing paradise posted 09/04/2013

    amazing paradise…

    [...]below you will obtain the link to some sites that we think it is best to visit[...]…

  15. Gold bullion posted 09/05/2013

    Gold bullion…

  16. im target scam posted 09/05/2013

    im target scam…

    [...]Every after in a when we select blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most up-to-date sites that we pick [...]…

  17. sie posted 09/09/2013

    sie…

  18. tu posted 09/12/2013

    tu…

    [...]Every once in a when we select blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most current web pages that we pick out [...]…

  19. islands posted 09/19/2013

    islands…

    [...]one of our visitors just lately advised the following website[...]…

  20. My Homepage posted 09/25/2013

    … [Trackback]…

    [...] Read More: blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2013/07/15/the-food-focused-bride-honeymoon-eats-preview/ [...]…

  21. Rank Ranger Review posted 09/27/2013

    Rank Ranger Review…

  22. Kristina Griffith posted 12/14/2013

    The Food-Focused Bride: Honeymoon Eats Preview | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    Sources…

  23. video converter posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    video converter…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site that you just might delight in. Take a appear in case you want[...]…

  24. magazin online posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    magazin online…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless genuinely really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got a lot more problerms too [...]…

  25. paintless dent removal training posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    paintless dent removal training…

    [...]Every after in a when we decide on blogs that we study. Listed below are the most current web-sites that we decide on [...]…

  26. Cheap iPhone 5s black posted 3 weeks ago

    Cheap iPhone 5s black…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you could possibly take pleasure in. Take a search in the event you want[...]…

  27. paintless dent repair training posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    paintless dent repair training…

    [...]very couple of websites that come about to become detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well worth checking out[...]…

  28. las vegas escorts posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    las vegas escorts…

    [...]the time to read or visit the material or web sites we’ve linked to below the[...]…

  29. Atlanta Hypnosis posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Atlanta Hypnosis…

    [...]please visit the web sites we follow, like this one, because it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  30. paintless dent repair training posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    paintless dent repair training…

    [...]usually posts some really exciting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  31. gau bong posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    gau bong…

    [...]one of our guests a short while ago recommended the following website[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c