Gather and laugh with friends a tavola (at the family table) dining on hyper-local cuisine inspired by global flavors.
You are welcome to chef it up for yourself at Tavola. You’ll find tantalizing produce at the farmer’s market in Savusavu. Try Fiji favorites like custard apples, kavika or foraged ferns. Or, acquaint yourself with Tavola’s own edible landscape. You’ll discover ripening tropical fruits, fragrant herbs and organic vegetables. We have soursop, mango, noni, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, cassava, dalo, coconuts, avocado, ginger, hibiscus, rosemary, mint, lemongrass, aubergine, spring onions, bananas and plantains. When you stay with us, see if you can find them all!
Tavola offers two beautiful formal eating areas, one indoor and one outdoor, each with expansive views of the bay and the lush green mountains beyond. The open-concept kitchen is so inviting and quickly becomes a preferred gathering spot. You’ll find a conventional oven and gas stovetop, large gas grill and Weber barbeque. There is also a traditional lovo pit (Fijian earthen oven) at the rear of the villa which has a spit barbeque with separate outdoor dining area perched atop the plateau.
Your included continental breakfast is served at your leisure. For caffeine fans, enjoy just-brewed French press coffee, sometimes flavored with a cardamom pod or a dash of nutmeg. If you prefer tea, try a fresh lemon-ginger tea, a lemongrass tea or invigorating turmeric tea. The choices vary and may include just-baked pumpkin scones, house granola topped with fresh fruits and an array of homemade jams.
If you prefer to be pampered, we offer the option of a private chef or freshly prepared artisanal meals. We can stock your refrigerator with pre-prepped meals to heat, serve and devour. Some of our favorites are Thai Chicken Coconut Soup, Golden Beef Curry and Persian Chicken with Cardamom Rice. If you’re in a festive mood, inquire about our Moonshine Elixirs or Sundowners party boxes. And when you pre-order beers, wines and spirits from our curated selection, your custom bar will be waiting for you on arrival.
A QUICK LOOK
- Continental breakfast
- Meandering walks to harvest from Tavola’s edible landscape
- Use of Tavola’s inviting open-concept kitchen
- Staff for kitchen clean up
- Prepared artisanal meals
- Private chef 3-course dinners
- Custom stocked bar
- Menus adapted to your dietary preferences
Should you choose to enjoy an evening at the villa being tended to by a private chef, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the kitchen alchemy in action. Select from prix-fixe menus for adults and children, each featuring a 3-course meal and offering shellfish, freshly caught fish and island-raised steak.
All of our cuisine options are nourishing and nurturing gourmet fare. In fact, our name "Tavola" honors the indigenous, medicinal grand-dame Tavola tree of Fiji, as well as the Italian phrase "a tavola" meaning "family table." It is the memories and connections created when we gather together over meals that makes life so very precious.