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Peter's take on steak

Frederica Elbourne
Friday, January 25, 2013

IT won't be just any launch when the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Fiji reopens for business next month.

To mark a seriously fresh start, the resort reopens on February 6 with an all new exciting dining destination.

The new restaurant Steakhouse by Pita Kuruvita, will have guests and visitors alike scrambling for a taste of Peter's take on steak as he demostrates with panache and singular cooking style some of Nadi's best steak yet accompanied with sumptuous, fresh local produce.

This as staff worked through Christmas and New Year to restore the resort to its former glory with a some major renovations following the trail of destruction left behind by Cyclone Evan late last year.

Kuruvita, an acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, and television presenter began his love affair with food and passion for cooking in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

"The resort experienced substantial damage during the cyclone and we have been working round—the—clock to resume normal operations," said Shane Cunning, managing director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Fiji.

Shane Cunning said Westin was delighted to be able to partner with Kuruvita on the new exciting restaurant venture.

The resort has 271 guestrooms each featuring a signature ten-layer heavenly bed coupled with integrated five star facilities at the adjacent Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Fiji Resorts - which include six swimming pools, a choice of 14 restaurants and bars, extensive water sports and an 18-hole golf course.