Whether it’s the ritual of a Romazava in Madagascar or an elegant twist to tuna in Maldives, Constance chefs put culinary passion into every dish.
Here’s our round-up of top tips from the chefs at Constance hotels and resorts in Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles to get you on the road to creating world-class cuisine.
The secret to perfectly grilled meat
The secret for any grilled meat is to allow the meat to rest before serving. It is always better to slightly under cook the meat and allow it to rest (some chefs let it rest almost the same amount of time it has been cooked). The result is that the meat is more tender and juicier in mouth.
How to make the best gravy
Use the trimmings of the meat with veal stock and vegetables to make a gravy with a deep, meaty flavour. Once you’ve simmered to achieve the right consistency add some fresh butter to give your gravy a rich, velvety texture.
The importance of browning meat
Browning meat gives your finished dish a richer, deeper, more complex flavour. Plus, a well-browned piece of meat cooked at the right temperature gives off a wonderful aroma.
Caramelise onions the fine-dining way
Use red onions for their sweet, mild flavour then combine with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to create really flavoursome, sweet caramelised onions.
How to make the best sushi
There are three main elements to making a good sushi according to our sushi master at Constance Halaveli – ingredients of contrasting colours to make it look attractive, interesting complimentary flavours and an exciting blend of textures.
Top tip for perfect shortcrust pastry
Once the pastry is made always wrap the dough tightly in cling film and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.
Learn from the best
The chefs will introduce you to the local ingredients and teach you the basics of the region’s cuisine before guiding you through the preparation of some of the hotel’s most popular fine-dining dishes.
- Find out more about the gastronomic experience at Constance
- Check out more recipes and tips from the Constance chefs
- Read more about cookery classes in Maldives and Mauritius
- Find out about kids cooking classes at Constance Halaveli
- Discover gastronomy holidays in the Indian Ocean
- For more culinary inspiration from the Indian Ocean check out Taste Mauritius.