Indulge a taste for truffles with a special Mauritian dining event

Savour the exquisite taste of one of nature’s most delectable delicacies with an evening dedicated to truffles at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

L'Archipel, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice

The gastronomic event will take place on 31 January and will celebrate the versatile nature of truffles with a special menu at L’Archipel at Le Prince Maurice, and the Blue Penny Café at Belle Mare Plage.

Highlights of the Wine and Truffle menu at L’Archipel will include:

  • Canapés of ‘lollipop’ of foie gras and truffle, a spoonful of truffle risotto, a tartare of seafood in truffle oil
  • Scallops with truffle
  • King prawns in jelly with black truffle
  • A roulade of poultry and foie gras with a julienne of truffles
  • A range of delicately made truffle-infused desserts

Highlights of the Truffle menu at Blue Penny Café will include:

  • Crisps of traditional pain au beurre with black winter truffles
  • Soft boiled eggs with asparagus and truffles
  • A risotto of scallops, artichoke and truffles with a mushroom foam
  • Sweetbread with ‘black diamond’ truffle and gnocchi
  • An iced truffle tiramisu

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Top 5 reasons to head to the Indian Ocean

Beautiful beach at Constance Lemuria Resort

Beautiful beach at Lemuria, Seychelles

If you’re in need of some warm sunshine right now, there’s no place better to head to than the Indian Ocean.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should pack your bag and escape to one of our unique resorts or super deluxe hotels.

1. Beaches, beaches, beaches

Imagine the softest white sand between your toes, and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. Your holiday playground is set on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – from Anse Georgette, the private beach at our Seychelles’ Lemuria Resort, to the soft sands of Moofushi.

2. Luxury

It’s hard to resist the idea of a little luxury at this time of year, and Constance hotels offer this in spades. Wonderfully designed rooms, delicious food, stunning locations and an attention to detail means you can expect to find everything you could want in just the right measure.

3.  Sunshine

While it’s freezing cold in the Northern hemisphere, it’s hot and sunny across the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the sunshine, and give your body the boost of Vitamin D it needs to restore that delicious sense of well being.

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

4. Diving, spa, watersports

If you tire of the beach or infinity pool, rest assured there are plenty of things to do. From water skiing, windsurfing and tennis to golf and spa treatments, and some of the best diving sites in the world – there’s no shortage of entertainment.

5. Gourmet food and fine wine

The Constance culinary spirit is central to the luxury experience you’ll find at our resorts. Expert chefs use the freshest local produce to create meals of exceptional quality, and our wine cellars are stocked with many inspiring wines that you won’t easily find elsewhere. Enjoy relaxed beach dining during the day before indulging at our elegant restaurants by night.

Find out more about our hotels and resorts on our website, Constance Hotels & Resorts.

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.

A taste of India in the Seychelles

We’re thrilled to announce that world-renowned Indian chef and restaurateur, Vineet Bhatia will be visiting Constance Ephélia this December.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, Constance Hotels & Resorts

Chef Vineet Bhatia

The first Indian chef ever to receive a Michelin Star, Bhatia’s approach puts a contemporary twist on traditional Indian cuisine.

Vineet Bhatia’s influence

Bhatia’s global influence as a restaurateur now spreads from Mumbai to Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Mauritius.

‘I would describe myself as a global Indian whose inspiration is deeply rooted in India with an ever-burning desire to put Indian cuisine on the forefront,’ he says.

Events at Ephélia

Bhatia will run special dining events at Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephélia from 29th December to 1st January.

  • 29-30th December – A glimpse of Vineet Bhatia’s A La Carte including three starters, three main courses and two desserts
  • New Year’s Eve & New Years Day – A five course taster menu
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Antinori Estates wine dinner at Constance Moofushi

At Constance Moofushi we’ve organised a rare treat for gourmet travellers next month, when our Head Sommelier Romain Sauzier and Chef Ahmed Boukraa team up with premium Italian wine producer Antinori to create a one-off wine pairing dinner.

Wine glass

Antinori wine dinner at Moofushi

Antinori director Stefano Leone has worked with our team to create a menu which perfectly blends the exclusive Italian wines with the dining experience offered at Moofushi.

What’s on the menu

Leone will be at the event, where dishes will be paired with the perfect wine to complement both. In some cases the wine will be used in the preparation of the dish such as the delicious Franciacorta Montenisa Brut and rose petal sorbet.

Other dishes include:

  • a duo of fresh and smoked salmon tartar on an avocado bed, accompanied by an Umbria, Castello della Salla San Giovanni, 2011
  • glazed duck liver with a white grape verjus, accompanied by a Moscato d’Asti, Prunotto, 2010.

The event will be held at the Blue Lounge on Sunday 9 December at Constance Moofushi.

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Château Cos d’Estournel dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice

At a fabulous dinner at Constance Le Prince Maurice last week, we showcased wines from one of the finest wineries in Bordeaux, Château Cos d’Estournel.

Chateau Cos d'Estournel dinner, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Special dinner at Le Prince Maurice

Mr Jean-Guillaume Prats, Director of Château Cos d’Estournel, joined us to host the dinner. Here’s a glimpse of what was on offer to guests:

Appetizer
Bordeaux Blanc Château Cos d’Estournel 2008

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Palm heart and scallops carpaccio
Bordeaux Blanc Château Cos d’Estournel 2008
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Curry leaves pan-fried ‘sot l’y laisse’, bok choy and sweet potato gnocchi
St Estèphe Les Pagodes de Cos, Château Cos d’Estournel 2009
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Tomato rougail neck of lamb
St Estèphe Château Cos d’Estournel
2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003 & 2007
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Victoria pineapple, Breton shortbread flavoured with exotic fruit
Tokaj Hétszóló 5 Puttonyos, Hungary, 2001

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