In the week when top names in the world of gastronomy come together at Constance Belle Mare Plage to take part in the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau, we’ve been spending quite a lot of time thinking about what goes into making a culinary experience a truly exceptional one.
This week in Mauritius, we’ve teamed up with French ceramists Jars to showcase how simple contemporary tableware can elevate an expertly prepared dish into a truly unforgettable dining experience.
We’re huge fans of Jars, who have been crafting their distinctive glazed stoneware since 1857. This heritage brand uses traditional potters’ skills – passed down from generation to generation – mixed together with their own well-guarded method developed by founder Pierre Jars more than 150 years ago.
The beautiful simple design of the Jars ceramics are inspired by the elements of nature, and were designed to create a poetic blend of beauty and utility. Based on the hand-finishing technique where every piece is crafted and refined each item is unique “not completely the same, not really different”.
The painstaking effort that goes into creating each piece is a reflection of the passion and dedication that sits at the heart of such exceptional production values.
The choice to pair these beautiful pieces with some of the finest cuisine prepared by the Michelin star chefs in Mauritius this week is a deliberate one. The attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into creating each plate compliments the chef’s ambition when creating the meal, and transforms the guests gastronomic experience into one that will endure long after the festival draws to a close next weekend.