A taste of Britain at Constance Halaveli

To celebrate the London Olympic Games,  we’ve brought a taste of Great Britain to Constance Halaveli this summer.

Afternoon tea at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Afternoon tea

Come share our excitement at Jahaz Bar, enjoy some traditional British fare and watch the games on TV.

English afternoon tea

Choose from a selection of sweet treats

  • Citrus scented tea cake
  • Pascal’s signature macaroon
  • Pate du fruits
  • Ivory & passion fruit ganache, jivara panacotta
  • Viennese shortbread cookie
  • Tropical fruits

Scones

  • Plain and sultana scones
  • Whipped butter and preserves
  • Butterfly Cakes

Savouries

Tea-style sandwiches:

Cucumber sandwiches at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Cucumber sandwiches

  • Cucumber, smoked Ssalmon & dill crème mini bagel
  • Egg salad on wholemeal
  • Roast chicken & seeded mustard mayo on mini focaccia

 Jahaz Bar Pimms Promotion

Nothing beats a glass of Pimm’s on a summer’s day. Available all day at Jahaz Bar, Pool and Beach.

Strawberries and cream

No sports event would be complete without strawberries and cream. Get in the spirit of English summertime with this traditional treat.

Tea tasting

Come join us for a Tea Tasting at Jahaz Bar. We’ll give you the history behind a selection of teas, and you can you can also touch, smell, taste and see the unbrewed teas.

Traditional British dishes

 

We’ll be serving traditional British dishes, with a different one to choose from each week day. Available until the closing ceremony on 12 August 2012.

Butter Chicken Garlic Naan and Riata

Butter Chicken Garlic Naan and Riata

  • Breaded Snapper Hand Cut Chips & Mushy Peas
  • Butter Chicken Garlic Naan & Riata
  • Steak & Vintage Cheddar Pie
  • Beans & Eggs on a 5 Grain Toast
  • One Pan Full English Breakfast
  • Sunday Roast

 

Delicious family meals at Constance Halaveli

When you’re going on a luxury family holiday, it’s reassuring to know your hotel offers child-friendly meals.

Boy on beach at Constance Halaveli Resort

Play time on the beach

At Constance Halaveli, we offer delicious food with enough wow factor to ensure your children eat more than just the contents of the bread basket.

Here are some of the treats you’ll find on our children’s menus. All of these dishes are available at any time in each of our 3 restaurants, as well as at the kids’ Kuda Club.

Monkey Tail Sandwiches

Children love the name and parents love that it’s a healthy option. The Monkey Tail sandwich includes cucumber and carrots, and is served with gluten free organic vegetable chips.

Mini Halaveli Burger

Our signature Halaveli burger is a favourite with adults, and it’s now available in miniature for children. Made from angus beef, it’s packed with iron and served with fresh tomato and lettuce in one of our signature mini buns.

Mini burger at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Mini burger

Italian Adventure

Pizza and pasta is a familiar feature on kids’ menus, and at Halaveli we offer delicious mini versions of traditional favourites along with pumpkin and pea risotto for the ultimate Italian Adventure.

Oreo Cookie Racing Car

This tasty dessert has been specially created by our Pastry Chef, and is made with cheesecake, jelly and oreo cookies.

Special dietary requirements

We also cater for special dietary requirements. Our Executive Chef can meet with you on your arrival at Constance Halaveli to discuss any concerns you may have. Please contact our Reservations Coordinator about any dietary requirements when making your booking or speak to our Guest Relations team when you arrive.

Find out more about family holidays at Halaveli

Exclusive wines at Constance Le Prince Maurice

A new state-of-the-art wine cellar, stocked with exclusive wines from around the world, is to open at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Wine tasting at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Wine tasting at Le Prince Maurice

Set to become one of the best stocked wine cellars in Mauritius, there’s capacity for more than 15,000 bottles.

Guests will be able to visit the wine cellar, situated next to L’Archipel restaurant. We’re holding regular wine tastings with our expert sommeliers, where you can explore the world of wine and sample delicious cheeses and deli treats.

Some of the fabulous wines stocked here include:

  • Champagne Salon 1966 from Mesnil sur ogier, France
  • Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Domaine de la Grange des Peres 2004/05/06/07/08/09, France
  • Swartland – Mullineux Schist Syrah 2010 – the first vintage of one exclusive wine, South Africa

The new wine cellar is air-conditioned and humidified at 85% to maintain perfect storage and maturation of the wine. Beautifully designed, the cellar has an arched ceiling with brick tiles, marble floor and solid wood used throughout.

Find out more about the super deluxe refurbishment at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Ready to book your holiday? Visit our website to check availability and book now.

Constance Hot List: London’s coolest restaurants

With the Olympics just round the corner, the spotlight falls on London this summer. Here’s our pick of the hippest new restaurants in the capital.

1. Tramshed

Tramshed, photo by Fairly buoyant

Inside the Tramshed

Situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building is the latest venture from Mark Hix, former chef director of Caprice Holdings.

Bang on trend with its pared-back menu of chicken and steak, this is a simple idea delivered to perfection.

Highlights include the perfect roast chicken (served head down, tail up) and dry-aged steak, served on its own or over salad. The massive Damien Hirst ‘Cock and Bull’ sculpture hangs above the centre of the room.

Visit the Tramshed website or follow them on Twitter @the_tramshed. And read the review by Time Out of Hix’s Tramshed.

2. Burger and Lobster

Heading up the trend for simple menus is the massively successful Burger and Lobster in Mayfair. The stripped-back menu in this buzzing, tightly packed spot has been a huge hit since it opened at the end of last year.

Highlights include actually getting a table – expect a long wait although you can head to a nearby bar and they’ll text you when there’s space. It’s worth the wait though – dine on whole lobster, lobster rolls or delectable burgers.

Follow them on Twitter @Londonlobster

3. Mari Vanna

Opulent in a kitsch kind of way, Mari Vanna serves up the sort of Russian food your grandmother would cook.

This new Russian restaurant in Knightsbridge is scoring high with those hankering after a taste of home, and fashionistas looking for the next big thing. Take your pickings from the lunch or à la carte menus.

Visit the Mari Vanna website to find out more, or follow them on Twitter @marivannalondon.

4. Shrimpy’s

Contributing to the revival of King’s Cross is this latest opening from the folk behind the hugely successful Bistrotheque.

Situated at The Filling Station in N1, highlights at Shrimpy’s include the soft shell crab burger and snacks way above the norm – chicharrons with guacamole and plantains chips and dips.

Find out more from Shrimpy’s website.

5. Bubbledogs

If champagne and hot dogs sound like an odd combination, hold your judgement until you’ve checked out the hottest new opening this month on Charlotte Street – Bubbledogs.

Run by husband and wife team James Knappett and Sandia Chang (both have worked at The Berkeley, Nomo and Per Se) the menu includes 10 hot dog options served with lashings of champagne.

Find out more on Bubbledogs website or follow them on Twitter @bubbledogsuk.

Do you have a recommendation we’ve missed?

Tell us where we should be eating right now. Post your comment below, on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @constancehotels.

 

Recipe: Tiramisu

Looking for a sweet treat to indulge in this weekend? Try our delicious Tiramisu recipe, served at beachside La Spiaggia, Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Tiramisu at Constance Hotels Experience

Tiramisu

In Italy, tiramisu literally means ‘pick me up’… small wonder when you consider the delicious high energy combination of sugar, eggs, coffee and, in this recipe, ice cream.

Ingredients

Tiramisu ice cream

  • 200g milk
  • 10g milk powder
  • 10g glucose powder
  • 36g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 14g butter
  • 100g mascarpone cheese

Mascarpone cream

  • 150g mascarpone
  • 2 eggs
  • 15cl cream
  • 60g sugar

Dacquoise Au Café

  • 72g egg white
  • 30g sugar
  • 24g icing sugar
  • 27g almond powder
  • 13g flour
  • 7g crème fraîche
  • 16g coffee extract
  • 16g walnuts
  •  Coffee flavour ice cream, bought
  • Macaroons

1. First, prepare the tiramisu ice cream.
2.  Mix the sugar with egg yolk then add in boiling milk , milk powder and glucose powder.
3.  Add in the mascarpone and butter. Keep it for 24 hours in the fridge then whisk and put in freezer.

4. Prepare the dacquoise au café
5. Beat the egg white with sugar then add in the rest of the ingredients. Pour onto the tray then bake for 7 minutes at 180°C.

6. Prepare the mascarpone cream
7. Beat together the eggs with sugar then add in the mascarpone and the whipped cream, making sure the cream is not over beaten.

8. Assemble the cake – one scoop of tiramisu ice cream , one layer of dacquoise , one scoop coffee ice cream, crumble macaroons on top, one scoop of mascarpone cream, some cocoa powder on top.

Serve with dry biscotti and a piece chocolate on the side.

Buon appetito!

Recipe: Tandoori Chicken

Delicious tandoori chicken, best served with long grain basmati rice, cucumber salad, grilled veggies and roasted corn on the cob.

Meeru restaurant, Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Meeru restaurant, Constance Halaveli

  • 2lbs chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped coriander
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

1. Remove skin from chicken pieces, and cut slits into them lengthwise. Place in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and lemon juice. Set aside for 20 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, combine yoghurt, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, and cayenne pepper. Mix until smooth. Spread yoghurt mixture over chicken. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours (the longer the better).
3. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Cook chicken on grill until no longer pink and juices run clear. Alternatively, bake the chicken in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 230ºC.

Garnish with coriander and lemon wedges.