Vogue recommends a trip to Le Prince Maurice this winter

Vogue magazine has recommended Constance Le Prince Maurice to readers looking to escape the European winter.

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

Vogue recommends Spa de Constance

The Wonder of Winter supplement in its December issue describes:

‘Le Prince Maruice is a luxurious but laid-back resort, where you can relax in solitude, catch local bands in the bar and swim under the stars after a long dinner at one of the many restaurants.’

It goes on to advise readers to visit the spa, where guests can revive winter skin by having the Sisley Phyto Aromatic Radiance Facial during their stay.

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Founder of Boujis nightclub Matt Hermer praises the luxury of Le Prince Maurice

CEO of exclusive bar and restaurant group Ignite, Matt Hermer, has told The Telegraph that his idea of luxury is a trip with his family to Constance Le Prince Maurice.

'It’s very laid back, you can totally unwind.’ - Matt Hermer

‘It’s very laid back, you can totally unwind.’ – Matt Hermer

In an interview for The Telegraph’s online Luxury section, Hermer (described as ‘the man behind Boujis nightclub’), was asked to put together a list of his favourite luxuries for a piece entitled ‘My Luxuries’.

He told The Telegraph, ‘We take our family to the Constance Le Prince Maurice hotel in Mauritius every January to switch off and start the New Year. It’s very laid back, you can totally unwind.’

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Recipe: Ravioli cacioricotta and brèdes malbar (leafy vegetables)

What could be more popular or commonplace than ravioli? Here the ravioli comes in cacioricotta, a cheese made from half goat milk and half cow milk from southern Italy….. but in Mauritius made by a brilliant and passionate Italian cheese-maker, who settled here to provide us with this unrivalled taste.

Ravioli cioricotta and brèdes malber

Ravioli cioricotta and brèdes malber

Ingredients (Serves 4)

The ravioli dough:

  • 400g flour, type 55
  • 1g turmeric
  • 4 eggs
  • 1g salt

1. Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the eggs one by one and knead them until you get a nice smooth paste.

2. keep it cold for at least two hours.

The cacioricotta stuffing, brèdes malbar:

  • 70g brèdes malbar (leafy vegetables)
  • 50g chopped onions
  • 10g chopped basil
  • 30g chopped olives (Taggiasca)
  • 30g chopped tomato confit
  • 8g chopped flat parsley
  • 180g cacioricotta
  • 4g salt
  • 2g pepper

1. Blanch the brèdes in boiling salted water. Let them cool and chop them.

2. Gently mix all the ingredients together.

Making the ravioli:

  • Flour
  • Water

1. Roll out dough to 1.5mm thick.

2. Place the stuffing on it and dampen it with a brush. Fold the dough over, using a pastry cutter to make 5cm diametre pockets. Be sure to close the ravioli one by one with your fingers.

3. Keep in the freezer.

Love apple” tomato marmalade:

  • 450g peeled tomatoes
  • 40g onion
  • 50g chopped leeks
  • 15g celery leaves with the branch chopped
  • 100ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar

1. Sweat the onions and leeks. add the celery.

2. Stir in the coarsley chopped tomatoes, salt and sugar. Cook until the liquid evaporates.

3. Leave it to go cold.

The Taggiasca olives vinaigrette:

  • 24ml sherry vinegar
  • 24ml olive oil
  • 40g chopped Taggiasca olives
  • 24g flower honey

1. Mix the oil and vinegar without trying to emulsify it.

2. Add the remaining ingredients. Keep it cold.

The garnish:

  • Cacioricotta
  • Rocket
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper

Finishing and presentation

Heat the tomato marmalade. Cook the ravioli in boiling salted water (they are cooked when they rise to the surface). Drain them and roll them in olive oil, off the hob.

Spread the marmalade onto the plate. Place the ravioli on the marmalade. Put the rocket and cheese on the ravioli and the dressing over the rocket and on the plate.

Sommeliers’ suggested wine

Dry white wine:

  • Chabis 1er Cru, “Monté de Tonnerree”, Raveneau, 2009 France
  • Irouléguy Hegoxuri, Domaine Arretxea, 2010 France

 

Top chef Robert Speth to create exclusive dinners for Constance guests

Guests at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage will have the exciting opportunity to savour the food of world famous chef Robert Speth when he visits Mauritius next week.

Robert Speth

Michelin-starred chef Robert Speth

The Michelin-starred chef is returning to the island having participated alongside other leading European chefs in this year’s Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival held at Belle Mare Plage.

Speth, chef at the prestigious Chesery in Gstaad, will be creating two sumptuous signature dinners exclusively for Constance guests to enjoy on 15 and 16 November.

With his emphasis on elegantly simple cuisine created around the very best, freshest ingredients this will be a delicious treat for everyone lucky enough to attend.

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Bloggers discover #UltimateMauritius with Constance Hotels & Resorts

We’ve invited 4 leading travel bloggers from the UK, US and South Africa to visit us and tell the story of the Constance experience through their own eyes.

Uncover the beauty, flavours and colours of Mauritius in the words of four leading bloggers as they take you with them on an adventure of discovery around the island.

#UltimateMauritius

Join our guest bloggers on a journey of discovery

Getting underway at Constance Le Prince Maurice this weekend you can follow their #UltimateMauritius adventures on Instagram, Twitter , Facebook and their blogs.

Our guest bloggers are:

Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked (@PeterParkorr)

Peter gave up his day job to dedicate his life to his true passion, travelling. His blog aims to share that passion and inspire others to take to the open road.

Ishay Govender of Food and the Fabulous (@FoodandtheFab)

Winner of the Best Food and Wine Blog 2011, South African food and travel writer Ishay claims that it is making the connection between food, culture and tradition that fires her passion for travel.

Kim-Marie Evans of Luxury Travel Mom (@LuxuryTravelMom)

Luxury travel writer and mother of four, Kim-Marie believes that exotic travel does not end with having kids. She’s travelled and reviewed luxury holidays with her family from as far afield as Rwanda to the South of France.

Kirsten Alana of Aviators and a camera
 (@KirstenAlana)

Photographer and travel writer Kirsten gave up a humdrum job and unsatisfying life to travel the world and have adventures. She sees her travel blog as a way of giving back by inspiring her readers to live the life they dream about.

Follow and join the conversation with Peter, Ishay, Kim-Marie and Kirsten on their adventures – they’ll be posting on their blogs, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #UltimateMauritius as they discover the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Kickstart the Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice has teamed up with the best selling author of the Fast Diet to offer guests the perfect way in to the hugely popular diet.

The Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

The Fast Diet at Constance Le Prince Maurice

What is the Kickstart Fast Diet?

Our chefs, personal trainers and spa therapists have worked with diet co-creator Mimi Spencer to come up with a Kickstart Fast Diet program at Le Prince Maurice, to help and inspire guests to enjoy the Fast Diet lifestyle.

The Kickstart Fast Diet will be available at Le Prince Maurice from November 2013.

The idea behind the Fast Diet is that people eat normally for five days of the week and fast for two. This makes it the perfect holiday diet for guests who also want to enjoy the sumptuous flavours, signature cocktails and fine wines Le Prince Maurice has to offer.

Fast Diet on the menu

For fast days our chefs have created delicious, fresh dishes including local seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables with a careful calorie-count listed on the menu.

Fitness and spa at Le Prince Maurice

One-to-one tailored sessions with a personal trainer are also available for guests who are inspired to try the Fast Diet, or those already following it.

Spa treatments to complement the work of the diet will also be available at the Spa de Constance and Sisley Spa such as digestive massages, lymphatic drainage and detoxifying wraps.

Mimi Recommends

Mimi Spencer is determined to help guests get the most from the diet during their stay at Le Prince Maurice and has tagged a range of dishes and spa treatments with ‘Mimi Recommends’ to highlight their effectiveness as part of the Kickstart Fast Diet program.

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