Bora Bora:  The New “Little Italy” of the South Pacific?




Daniele Iannaci is the young, fresh new chef at Bora Bora’s Pearl Beach Resort & Spa and he’s serving guests succulent Italian meals.  At only 34-years-old, he’s had his ‘taste’ of many Italian restaurants and feels that there is a need to return to the traditional Italian roots of cooking. 


With Polynesia rich in natural, flavourful palettes, its myriad of fresh and natural food products, it’s no wonder why upon arriving in Bora Bora, Iannacci immediately felt like he was at home. Couple the many flavours of Polynesia with the island’s natural beauty, and his craft has met its culinary heaven.  While his dishes are mainly rooted in Italian heritage, they’re also in keeping with Polynesia’s flavours and culture.  For instance, he’s created a risotto consisting of local shrimp and using the vanilla produced on Tahaa Island, he’s made the risotto butter sauce infused with a delicious vanilla flavouring.

Served at the resort’s most romantic and luxurious restaurant, L’Ambrosia, guests can try another one of Iannaci’s most prized meals – The mahi mahi, sautéed in cocoa butter and served with a peach purée.  Who’s hungry?


Written by: Taryn (Destination Specialist)        


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  • Duration (nights):
    • Adults:
      16+ years
    • Teenagers:
      12-15 years
    • Children:
      2-11 years
    • Infants:
      0-23 months