A sweet ending

A sweet ending

The delicious week-long culinary festival ended on a note of satisfaction and celebration
with Kevin Hook from Constance Belle Mare Plage & William Ledeuil lifting
the 2017 Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau trophy!

Sourove Sarkar from Constance Moofushi Maldives & Sonja Fruhsammer from Germany
came second and Behan Sulakshana from Constance Halaveli Maldives & Alyn Williams from the UK 
followed behind!

Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau winners

The prestigious Deutz Trophy went to  Keishi Sugimura, France.

The zealous culinary week was packed with incredible flavours and astonishing creativity,
from the 25th of March to the 2nd of April there was a show of toothsome masterpieces and undeniable passion!

Winner of Constance Pastry Competition 2017
Stéphane Labastide from Constance Le Prince Maurice
winner of Constance Pastry Competition-Trophée Pierre Hermé-Valrhona & Constance Nespresso Café Gourmand

  Three starred Michelin chef from Germany, Eckart Witzigmann‏ who was part of the jury committee
was pleased and had great fun living the festival infused with Mauritian rhymes!

Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau which also brings out the best of the Mauritian culture is unique in its genre.
Invitees of the festival, including sponsors and Michelin-starred chefs, were invited to taste the local flavours
and imbibe in the blend of cultures.

At the Chasée de Belle Mare

As the festival also symbolises sharing,
most celebrity chefs orchestrated at least one special dinner during the week
at both Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice.

 It was a magnificent feast!

6 hands dinner at constance belle mare plage
Six hands dinner at Deer Hunter Restaurant – Constance Belle Mare Plage

The festival which goes beyond food and wine consisted of various contests.

Cooking class by Frédéric BauPastry Chef, Creative Director at Valrhona and the amazing Mercotte,

 Mercotte and Frédéric Bau

Cooking Show by Farah QuinnCelebrity Chef,

Farah Quinn cooking show

Constance Pastry Contest whereby Pierre Hermé was part of the Jury

Winner of Constance Pastry Competition

Constance "Art de la Table" Contest,

Art de la table winner: Guness Preshal, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Cocktails Contest,

Concours Constance Cocktails-Winner: Pascal Curpanen Constance Belle Mare Plage

Nespresso Café Gourmand Contest,

Nespresso Café Gourmand

Constance Sommelier Contest

Concours Constance Sommellerie-Winner: Jaisen Pandhoo - Constance Le Prince Maurice

All in all, our island chefs and all the contests' participants had the chance to
learn new techniques and gain confidence in their work.

2017 Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau

 On the other hand, the cocktails and gala dinners were even better than the last edition,
with all press members, sponsors and special guests enjoying delicious bubbly and canapés
followed by special dinners at the charming hotel restaurants.

A remarkable event which ended on a note of satisfaction and joy,
 Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau drew its curtain on the 2nd of April.

Until the next edition... from the 17th until the 25th March 2018