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Fijian Lovo at Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Every Friday at Likuliku Lagoon Resort, you’ll be presented with a Fijian Lovo experience and South Pacific BBQ.

Heating the Rocks

Heating the Rocks – Photo © Gourmantic

During the day, local meats, vegetables and seafood are wrapped in banana and coconut leaves and buried in the earth under hot rocks for several hours allowing the meat and vegetables to slow cook, the traditional way.

Meat, Seafood and Root Vegetablest

Meat, Seafood and Root Vegetables – Photo © Gourmantic

You’re invited to watch as the team begin prepare the underground oven at around 1pm and heat the stones.

Covering the Lovonged to the c

Covering the Lovo – Photo © Gourmantic

In old traditional custom, the lovo involved cooking humans and the head belonged to the chief who ate the brain. It was believed to impart power. This is no longer practiced and the modern lovo is equivalent to the western BBQ, a ritual in many Fijian homes. Take a look at the photos below.

Leaves Impart Flavour

Leaves Impart Flavour – Photo © Gourmantic

Completely Covered and Left to Cook for a Few Hourst

Completely Covered and Left to Cook for a Few Hours – Photo © Gourmantic

Time to Unearth

Time to Unearth – Photo © Gourmantic

Chefs at Work

Chefs at Work – Photo © Gourmantic

Fijian Lovo at Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Let the Feast Begin – Photo © Gourmantic

Fifian Lovo at Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Lovo at Likuliku Lagoon Resort – Photo © Gourmantic

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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.