Sushi in the Seychelles

The sushi bar at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles has been incredibly successful since it first opened.

Chef Federico Casupanan, Sushi chef at Constance Ephelia Resort

Chef Federico Casupanan, sushi chef at Constance Ephelia Resort

Chef Federico Casupanan, a young and talented Filipino sushi chef trained by Japanese masters, didn’t want to do things the way you’d expect.

Along with Chef Denis Jean-Jacques, the brilliant chef of Cyann restaurant in the luxurious North Beachside of the resort, he created a Seychellois version of what he believes tropical sushi should be.

This selection has become a best-seller at Ephelia. 

The sushi varies according to the fresh produce we receive, and the ideas of the chef.

Here are a few examples of what’s on the menu:

Tropical Seychellois sushi

Tropical Seychellois sushi

  • White capitaine fish sushi with coconut milk and lemongrass, a dash of sweet curry sauce.
  • Yellowfin tuna nigiri with a spicy mango relish.
  • Poached prawn with vindaye spice mix.
  • Chef Federico’s crazy rolls with Creole crab salad, local avocado and homemade tangy tomato ketchup.
  • The beautiful Seychellois bourgeois fish, as a nigiri with rougail reduction and grated green papaya.

Fresh, tasty and very colourful.

Weekly round up, 5-11 September 2011

This weekly feature offers a round up of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything.

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Moray eel

Split into categories, it’s another way for you to easily find the posts of value to you.

Competition

News

Culinary

Want to create some of our chefs’ amazing dishes yourself at home? Every Friday, we post some of the most amazing, delicious and popular recipes online.

Inspiration

Spa and sport

Recipe: Curry risotto from Mauritius

L'Archipel restaurant at Le Prince Maurice

L'Archipel restaurant at Le Prince Maurice

This curry risotto comes from the kitchens of Constance Le Prince Maurice. It makes a great mid-week recipe and is easy to prepare.

Take your time stirring the stock into the rice, and enjoy the gentle pace of risotto-making.

Serves 4

Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot
  • 140g risotto rice (arborio or carnaroli)
  • 15cl dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1tsp curry powder
  • 3 curry leaves
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 30cl chicken stock
  • 20g butter + 20g for finishing
  • 1 sprig coriander, chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1. Peel and finely chop the shallots. Sweat them for 2 minutes with the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the rice, fry it for a few minutes until it whitens.
2. Add the white wine, boil down until dry.
3. Peel and chop the garlic. Add it to the rice with the curry powder, thyme and curry leaves.
4. Gradually add the chicken stock and cook for 18-20 minutes on low heat, stirring constantly. The rice should retain a slight crunch. Add remaining butter, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped coriander. Correct seasoning and serve.

Weird wildlife – send us your photos and win perfume or wine

Win wine and perfume with Constance.

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Moray eel

Have you taken any great photos of wild creatures recently?

If the animals are exciting, endangered, deadly or just plain weird looking – we want to see them.

The photos can be taken in the UK or overseas. And your creatures can be underwater, on land or in the air.

To enter, post them on our Constance Hotels Experience Facebook page and you could win our competition.

Winners will be chosen by us, so get creative. The wilder and weirder the better.

We’ll be choosing a winner on Friday 30 September. Read our competition Terms and Conditions before you enter.

Villa inspiration with Constance Hotels

At Constance Hotels, there’s an enticing choice of villas and suites to choose from.

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

We offer overwater villas, junior and senior suites set amidst tropical vegetation or perched on the edge of hilltops, family villas directly on the beach, and sumptuous presidential villas.

Sometimes it’s hard to decide exactly what type of accommodation you want, so here’s a quick run down of the luxurious rooms we offer.

Also, take a look at Constance on Facebook. There are lots of inspiring photos and videos posted by Constance fans.

Constance Junior Open Golf Tournament 2011

Constance Junior Open golf tournament winners

Winners of Constance Junior Open

The Constance Junior Open golf tournament took place on Saturday 27 August at the Legend golf course, Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

Twenty-two juniors, aged 6-19 years, took part in the annual competition.

The best gross winner, Ludovic Bax, has been qualified to play in the Pro-Am of the MCB Tour Championship from 5-11 December 2011.

Since the event started 5 years ago, the Constance Junior Open has been empowering young Mauritians to take part in the sport. Our golf pros are at hand to help them improve their technique so they reach a good level of play.

Winners of each category

Congratulations to the winners for their great performance in each category.

Ludovic Bax, winner of Constance Junior Open 2011

Ludovic Bax, winner of Constance Junior Open 2011

Ludovic Bax (Winner Best Gross)

Cat 6–9 year old (Girls) – play 6 holes

  • 1st prize – Eva Le Gac (11 points)

Cat 6–9 year old (Boys) – play 6 holes

  • 1st prize – Sebastien Liu Chung Ming (12 points)
  • 2nd prize – Damien Espitalier-Noël (6 points)

Cat 10–12 year old – play 9 holes

  • 1st prize – Romain Bechard (5 points)
  • 2nd prize – Johan Blackburn (4 points)
  • 3rd prize – Valentin Grel (3 points)

Cat 13–15 year old – play 18 holes

  • 1st prize – Yannick Bax (24 points)
  • 2nd prize – Oliver Wong Teng Yuen (15 points)
  • 3rd prize – Dean Thomas (14 points)

Cat 16–19 year old – play 18 holes

  • 1st prize – Ludovic Bax (31 points)
  • 2nd prize – Loic Csizmadia (31 points)
  • 3rd prize – Miguel Sheik-Amoomady (19 points)