JU-MA-NA Restaurant Revived: Re-introducing chef de cuisine Mandif Warokka.
Published 25 February 2011
Banyan Tree Resort opened to great fanfare on Januart 22nd of this year and its magnificent Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant was suitably rejuvenated in time to enjoy the celebrations. As part of Ju-Ma-Na’s revival the resort re- introduced its dynamic Chef de Cuisine, 32 year-old Mandif Warokka, who heads the impeccably appointed fine-dining cliff top restaurant. Chef Mandif brings a renewed avant-garde menu of cutting-edge French-Japanese cuisine to the glamorous destination restaurant, which includes a stylish Shisha Bar and Lounge and an exceptional wine cellar.
Jumana which means ‘White Pearl’ in Arabic, offers the ultimate epicurean experience and an inspired menu that offers a seductive showcase of the worlds finest fare with personalized dishes that focus on ingredients, flavours and a variety of textures presented in flawless signature dishes.
Chef Mandif Warokka, has won prestigious gold, silver and bronze awards, not only for his culinary expertise but as one who has personally cooked for well known identities such as the former US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, King of Abu Dhabi, former PM Thaksin of Thailand and Manchester United’s, Alex Ferguson to name but a few. That’s quite a dinner party!