Food for thought

Foodies looking for new and exciting culinary experiences will find what they’re looking for in Mauritius.

Asian tapas, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Asian tapas, Le Prince Maurice

The restaurants at Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage epitomise Constance’s culinary spirit combining traditional haute cuisine with the flavours and spices of the Indian Ocean.

Our menus are based around the very freshest local produce, whether it be fish caught that day or herbs and spices grown on the island. Across our restaurants we then prepare these delicacies using a variety of local and international culinary traditions.

Guests can indulge their taste for European fine dining one evening and then shake things up with a traditional Mauritian beach barbecue the next.

At Le Prince Maurice highlights include:

  • L’Archipel – Chef Michael Scioli celebrates local Mauritian cuisine with his lunchtime barbecues and light, spice-infused evening menu.
  • Le Barachois – One of the most romantic restaurant in the Indian Ocean floating on pontoons on the lagoon, diners can enjoy fresh-from-the-sea seafood cooked in local herbs and spices.
  • Laguna Bar – fans of Asian food should visit the new Asian Tapas Corner where Chef Li Junwei prepares the freshest sushi, noodles and dim sum.

At Belle Mare Plage diners can experience:

Crab curry, Deer Hunter restaurant, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Crab curry, Deer Hunter restaurant

  • La Spiaggia – the finest Mediterranean cuisine cooked in the classic traditions of France, Italy and Spain. Once a week La Spiaggia hosts a lobster menu offering a variety of lobster dishes.
  • Deer Hunter – a celebration of Mauritian cuisine. Chef Rajesh Payanandee uses traditional recipes and cooking techniques to create a taste of Mauritius for his guests.
  • Blue Penny Café – the epitome of fine dining, head chef Frederic Goisset sets the culinary standard extremely high with his creation of elegant dishes, beautifully presented. He also frequently opens his kitchens to Michelin-star chef’s from around the world.
Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival

 

In March every year Belle Mare Plage attracts foodies from around the globe to the famous Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival. Six European Michelin-starred chefs compete in teams alongside Constance chefs to create award-winning dishes using only local produce.
Our chefs are given the opportunity to work alongside these European masters, watching and learning from the best of the best. In return the European chefs return to Europe with a hint of Mauritian spice they’ve learnt from us.

Mmm… for Mauritius and Le Prince Maurice

Style magazine Company is raving about Constance Le Prince Maurice this month.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The magazine describes the resort’s vibe as, ‘Quiet and classy, but very understated, friendly and ultra relaxed – a beautiful setting where sophistication gets together with Mother Nature to create a harmonious holiday experience.’

The highlight of journalist Michael Melis’ visit was, he says, ‘Yoga every morning with the lovely Isabelle and the food… This place is gastro heaven!’

We agree.

Find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and check availability on our website, or read about trainer Isabelle Lamant’s approach to fitness at our luxury resort.

The January edition of Company magazine is on sale now, or follow on Twitter @companymagazine.

Brewed to perfection

At Ephélia we strive for perfection and for our tea-drinking guests nowhere is this more important than in their teacups.

Theodor tea at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Theodor tea at Constance Ephelia

For that reason we have chosen luxury French tea house Theodor to supply our signature restaurant Cyann. Established in 2002 by Frenchman Guillaume Leleu, Theodor has become synonymous with prestigious, high quality fair trade teas from around the world.

With an emphasis on taste and artistry in blending, the house has become a standard in excellence throughout the world.

Even the teapots in which the teas are brewed are considered part of the process, and Theodor teapots are made of Japanese cast iron using ancient Japanese casting techniques. Each teapot is unique with the cast broken after casting and then remoulded in a constant striving for perfection.

Theodor teas available at Cyann

  • The famous white tea Yin Zen from China
  • The Rooibos from South Africa – a theine-free infusion
  • Classic black teas including – English breakfast and Daarjeling
  • Flavoured green teas including – Jasmine, Peché Mignon, J’aime
  • Flavoured black teas including – Earl Grey Royal, Place Saint Marc, Travel to India
  • Tête à tête – a herbal tea
  • Teas we plan to offer soon:
  • The unique Matcha green tea from Japan
  • The semi-fermented tea from Taiwan
  • The green Pu Ehr from Laos
  • The black Pu Ehr from Laos
  • The Kenyan black tea
Find out more

Visit the Theodor tea website to learn more about the art of brewing the perfect cup of tea.

And if you prefer your tea with a kick read the Independent’s guide on how to pep up your daily brew.

Discover more about the beautiful resort of Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Make mine a double, says Italian Tosi

Italian Franco Tosi landed an outstanding double in the Air Mauritius Amateur Trophy at the Links course last week.

Franco Tosi wins Air Mauritius Amateur Trophy

Franco Tosi

The scratch golfer comfortably maintained his advantage in the Gross (0-9 handicap) category, scoring the day’s best 37 points in the third round.

Five strokes back came runner-up Ludovic Bax, of Mauritius, with another Italian, Niccolo De Lucis and England’s Marcus
Ferguson Jones joint third on 103 points.

Tosi’s 37 points haul also earned him top spot in the Net event, in which he overhauled nine-handicap Olivier Lagesse, from Mauritius, by two points after Lagesse could manage only 34 points.

England’s Steve Hurst came out on top in the Gross 10-18 handicap category.

The 10-handicapper dropped only five strokes to sign for 31 points, six more than Sydney Lasri, of Mauritius, to gain the verdict on countback after both had a total of 69 points.

Frenchman Jacob Chekib (h15) took the Net 10-18 handicap section title after his 34 points saw him home by two points over
Mauritian Mark Cridland (h13),

Italy’s Giuliana Colavito was never under threat in the Ladies’ Gross competition and extended her winning margin to 15 points
over Ginger Delacretaz, of Mauritius.

A final round 34 in the Net category was just enough to secure the title for Priscille Li Yuen Fong (h18), but only on
countback from fellow Mauritian Prabha Saddul (h9) after both finished on 100 points.

Read more

Visit the MCB Tour Championship website for full round up of the event.

Round up from MCB Tour Championship 2012

South African David Frost duly completed his expected victory in the 2012 MCB Tour Championship yesterday.

David Frost, winner of MCB Tour Championship 2012

David Frost, winner of MCB Tour Championship 2012

But the bare facts fail to reveal the drama and tension that added spice to the closing stages of the tournament.

After holding a six-stroke lead at one time in the final round, Frost was left facing a two-putt from 25 feet for birdie at the last to secure the title.

With Australian Peter Fowler in the clubhouse on 10-under-par, England’s Barry Lane chipped in from the fringe of the 18th green for eagle to join Fowler on 10 under.

The possibility of a three-way play-off entered the conversation around the gallery as the attention turned to the 53-year-old South African. It didn’t last long, though. His long putt crept past the cup, leaving him two-foot to negotiate for the title.

Drama at the 6th tee

It was a strangely inconsistent performance from a man who had been a model of consistency for more than two rounds – until he arrived on the 6th tee. At that stage he had moved to 15 under after birdies at the first and third.

But then, inexplicably, he pulled his drive at the par-five hole and the ball disappeared into dense undergrowth. After much deliberation, Frost decided to go back to the tee but his second attempt followed a similar line and came to rest just beyond the buggy path.

A chip out onto the fairway and an approach to just short of the green took Frost’s tally at the hole to five, and an approach and a two-putt gave him an eight.

Into the lead…

Now Frost had a lead of two strokes over American Tim Thelen and three over Lane.

At the eighth it was Lane’s turn to suffer, with a double-bogey eight, and at the ninth, Thelen overshot the green with his approach but took three to get up and down from the bunker.

Frost and Lane birdied the 10th hole to restore a four-stroke advantage for the South African but he immediately dropped another shot with a bogey while Lane holed a 20-foot putt for birdie.

It got no better for Frost at the 12th when he found water with his second shot and ended with a double bogey although Thelen also dropped a stroke.

Meanwhile, news filtered back that Fowler had moved to nine-under with a birdie four at 14.

The only change among the last team at the 13th was a bogey for Lane but at the 14th, both Frost and Thelen dropped shots.

Frost made birdie at 15 to go to 10-under and Lane did the same to go to eight-under.

At the short but deceptive 17th, Fowler grabbed the birdie that took him to 10 under and into a share of the lead with Frost.

A test of nerves

Now it was a real test of nerves but after drifting right and blocking himself out with his drive at 18, Fowler had no direct route to the putting surface.

He hit the green with his third shot and two-putted for par for a 68.

Waiting down the field was Frost, who was now only in a share of the lead, and Lane, two in arrears.

Just as he had done 2 years ago against Roger Chapman in the MCB Senior Open, Frost went for the shot the moment demanded, bravely sending a four-iron approach over the lake and onto the green.

Lane, meanwhile, showed equal aggression to fly the right-hand bunker and come to rest pin high but on the fringe.

An exquisite chip never left the hole and disappeared into the cup for eagle, a round of 70 and a 10-under-par result.

Now the stage belonged to the South African and, drawing on his last reserves of composure and concentration, the moment belonged to him.

Visit the MCB Tour Championship website for player profiles, scores and news.

 

Art of the Orient

Constance Le Prince Maurice is proud to announce that it is extending the premium range of beauty treatments available at its sumptuous Spa de Constance to include the ancient art of Oriental hair removal.

Luxury spa treatments at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Luxury spa treatments at Constance

This Eastern craft uses a traditional recipe of warmed water, honey, sugar and lemon to create a rich caramel which is then rolled into a ball. The ball is allowed to cool and rolled gently across the skin removing any unwanted hair.

Described as the optimal method of hair removal, this technique not only slows hair regrowth but leaves skin feeling softer and healthier than after a traditional waxing treatment.

More spa treatments at Le Prince Maurice

 

 

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