Ever wondered the how to peel a pineapple? Chef Rajesh from the Deer Hunter restaurant at Constance Belle Mare Plage shows you how, and includes a delicious way to serve pineapple with chilli and salt.
World renowned Japanese beauty brand Shiseido introduces a collection of taster spa treatments for guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Ephélia and Lémuria.
These treatments provide relaxation and visible results, using Shiseido’s award winning products and formulas.
The taster collection is already available at Belle Mare Plage, and will be on offer at Ephélia and Lémuria in the Seychelles from June.
Guests can choose from the following:
Shiseido Deluxe Facial Experience
Shiseido Express Facial Experience
Shiseido Relaxing Body Experience
Shiseido Relaxing Back Massage
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Indulge your dreams of discovering the perfect golf destination. At our two resorts in Mauritius, you can improve your game at our leading golf academy while enjoying a luxury holiday in the sun.
French championship golfer Marc Farry set up his academy with us in Mauritius, based at our two 18-hole championship golf courses the Links and Legend.
At Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage we share your passion for golf, and our pros are dedicated to helping you no matter what level you are.
Marc Farry Academy Teaching Method
Guests at both resorts can benefit from coaching in the Farry Academy Teaching Method. Choose from one-to-one or group coaching sessions. All sessions are organised to fit in with your own daily program.
At the Marc Farry Academy we even run individual and group courses for kids so that you can share your love of the game with your family.
Farry has based his teaching method on significantly improving four main areas:
- Ball position
Return home with techniques taught on the idyllic greens of our beautiful Mauritian golf courses, home of the MCB Tour Championship.
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Learn at home with our golf pro tips
The very best young local chefs from Constance are set to battle it out this week for the accolade of winner of the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau 2013.
Here’s a run down of who is appearing at this year’s festival in Mauritius.
Sasha Dinnoo – Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
For Sasha Dinno of Le Prince Maurice being granted a place in this year’s Culinary Festival is a dream come true.
Beginning her career as a trainee at Le Prince Maurice, Sasha Dinnoo has literally grown up in the hotel’s exclusive kitchens, working her way up through their demanding ranks.
Known by her colleagues for her humility and passionate commitment to service excellence, she is excited about the opportunity to learn from the prestigious European chefs.
Elodie Oudeuil – Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
Belle Mare Plage Chef Elodie Oudeuil is passionate about all aspects of food from the excitement of working in a busy kitchen to cooking with quality fresh ingredients.
She is very proud to be competing in this year’s Culinary Festival, especially because she is representing Belle Mare Plage in the competition.
Oudeuil is known for her calmness in the kitchen combined with her excellent powers of organisation.
Shanifa Larue – Constance Lémuria, Seychelles
The 19-year-old chef began her culinary career with Constance at Lémuria.
Larue has gone on to be recognised twice as employee of the month as well as being voted Star of Lémuria.
Very focused Larue never stops learning while she is in the kitchen.
Driven to progress in her career, she is eager to show her talents in the competition and contribute her own personal touch and knowledge of Seychelles cuisine.
Beguitta Ally – Constance Ephélia, Seychelles
Beguitta Ally dreams of being the first female cook to win the Bernard Loiseau trophy.
Having trained in tourism she has always been passionate about cooking and it was that passion which brought her to Ephélia.
Her positive attitude, and her ability to listen and learn from advice is what has got her this far in the competition and she hopes she can go all the way.
Hem Pulami – Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Pulami discovered his passion for food in his home country Nepal. Having worked in local restaurants he joined the kitchen of Hotel D, la Annapurna Casino Ann in Kathmandu.
Deciding to widen his experience Pulami joined the culinary team at Halaveli in 2009.
Starting as a commis chef in the resorts signature restaurant Jing he has recently been promoted to demi chef de partie in recognition of his hard work and dedication.
Sampath Mariyadasa – Constance Moofushi, Maldives
Sampath, originally from Sri Lanka, is passionate about food and relishes the opportunity to work with the European chefs in order to learn as much as possible from them.
Constantly practising his culinary craft, Mariyadasa is creatively inspired to create new and exciting dishes.
His willingness to seize new opportunities at Moofushi has meant that he is always learning new techniques and he hopes to use these skills to win this year’s competition.
Photos of this year’s Island Chef contestants
Every day next week we are holding an online charity auction offering you the chance to bid for an exclusive dinner for two at a Michelin star restaurant in the UK, France and Switzerland.
All money raised will go to the ground-breaking school, Etoile de Mer, in Mauritius that helps disadvantaged teenagers get back on their feet, teaching them vocational and life skills.
How it works
From Monday 18 – Friday 22 March you can choose which of the following restaurants you would like to bid to dine at:
1. Chez Bruce, Chef Bruce Poole (London, UK)
The offer: Dinner for 2 with wines matched by sommelier, and a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen to meet Chef Bruce Poole.
At Chez Bruce, you can enjoy top-notch modern food loosely influenced by classical and regional French/Mediterranean cuisine. Home-made charcuterie, slow cooked braises, offal, warm and cold salads, classical desserts and bread-making are specialities, as is the restaurant’s famous cheese board.
Visit their website to read more about Chez Bruce and Chef Bruce Poole.
2. Restaurant Serge Vieira, Chef Serge and Marie-Aude Vieira (Chaudes-Aigues, South Central France)
The offer: Tasting menu for 2 plus drink
At Restaurant Serge Vieira, you can enjoy fabulous light and simple cooking, using only the finest ingredients, seasonal and locally sourced where possible.
Describing his cooking as ‘emotion culinaire’ Chef Serge runs his restaurant with his wife Marie-Aude, and the menu is the expression of their culinary creativity, reflecting their passionate respect for the food and the environment.
Visit their website to read more about Restaurant Serge Vieira and the masterminds behind it.
3. Beau-Rivage, Chef Dominique Gauthier (Geneva, Switzerland)
The offer: Dinner for 2 at Le Chat-Botté
At Beau-Rivage’s Le Chat-Botté you can enjoy contemporary and inventive French cuisine by award winning Chef Dominique Gauthier.
Wine connoisseurs can indulge in some exceptional wines from the cellars of Beau-Rivage, renowned as being one of the best stocked cellars in Switzerland.
Visit their website to read more about Beau-Rivage and Chef Dominique Gauthier.
How to take part
Join us on Facebook, Twitter or here on the blog on Monday 18 March, where you can start bidding. We’ll be keeping you updated on how the bidding is going, and publishing more information about each of the restaurants taking part.
The charity we’re supporting
All money raised in this auction will go directly to the Mauritian school, Etoile de Mer to help the students turn themselves around, and discover opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them.
At Constance, we have supported the school for teenagers for some years. Now, with your support, we can help the school expand so the founder, Christine Baudot, can take in more children. Currently demand is far in excess of the number of places available.
The school welcomes children from 12 years old who come from deprived families living in the neighbourhood, and who have struggled in their primary education.
The school’s proven non-academic approach is enabling pupils to thrive as they build self-confidence and personality, teaching them non-vocational skills, as well as how to read and write.
Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau 2013
We’re running this year’s online charity auction to mark the 2013 Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau. Every day we’ll be publishing highlights from the festival. Follow us on Twitter for photos and updates, using hashtag #CFBL13.
Read more about this year’s festival, and the big names from the culinary world who are flying into Mauritius for the event this weekend: 2013 Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.
With just over a week to go until the start of this year’s Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau, chefs and foodies alike are starting to gather at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.
During the food festival, six top European Michelin-star chef’s come to work alongside six of our best island chefs. The festival culminates in a cook-off competition for the best Euro-island inspired menu.
During the festival the world renowned chefs and judges will be offering special menus and cooking demonstrations to guests at both Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice.
A rare treat for gastronomes, this is a chance to sample some of the world’s best food in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.
Bid to dine at Michelin-star restaurants in Europe
And this year, we’re holding an online charity auction to celebrate the festival and give you the chance to bid for an exclusive meal at a Michelin-star restaurant.
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Read about the star chefs and judges attending the 2013 Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau
Check booking availability for this year’s culinary festival: