Evening Constance Culinary Festival 2023

Prestigious competitions, culinary masterpieces and big winners! From March 11 to 18, 2023, several star chefs and renowned pastry chefs from all over the world competed and delighted the taste buds of the guests of Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Prince Maurice.

After a week rich in sharing, discoveries and flavors, the big winners of the various competitions of the Constance Festival Culinaire were announced on March 18, 2023 during an award ceremony.

“As usual, this week has been intense and rewarding”confides Jérôme Faure, Corporate Sommelier of Constance Hospitality Management.

“We had the opportunity to witness the passion of international chefs and chefs from Constance who went above and beyond to offer us refined, gourmet and original dishes and desserts. We also had excellent feedback from participants in the masterclasses led by unrivaled cooking professionals such as Mercotte, Frédéric Cassel, Patrick Bertron and Masashi Ijichi. The Constance Culinary Festival has, once again, kept all its promises by highlighting the values ​​that are dear to us, such as the sharing and transmission of know-how”.

Several competitions were on the menu for the 16th edition of the Constance Culinary Festival, including the Bernard Loiseau Trophy. This was won by the duo Romuald Fassenet, Michelin-starred Chef of Château Mont Joly de Jura, in France, and Mahendran Seenivasan of Constance Halaveli Maldives.

Christopher Haatuft, Michelin-starred chef at the Lysverket restaurant in Bergen, Norway, won the prestigious Deutz Trophy. Regarding the pastry competition, the Pierre Hermé Trophy, the jury chose the dessert made by Jérôme de Oliveira, Chef Relais Desserts in Grasse, and Aurélie Jugoo from Constance Belle Mare Plage. As for the other annual competitions, in particular the Sweet Tapas by Constance competition and the Table Arts Trophy, Teszy Ramboroho, from Constance Prince Maurice, and Simon Desjardins, from Constance Belle Mare Plage, were respectively rewarded.

Once again this year, local cuisine was in the spotlight with the unmissable competition for the “Best chili pepper cake on the island” as well as the “Best potato cake on the island”, one of the novelties of this edition. It was Jeissica Satourgone and Nidisha Mohun who brought honor to the country.
For this 16th edition, the participants faced an exceptional jury, all categories combined. Six juries were tasked with awarding the Bernard Loiseau Trophy, among the Chef of Mauritian origin Shelina Permalloo, who had made the island proud by winning the BBC Masterchef in 2012. At her side, there was Sascha Kemmerer, great winner of the Bernard Loiseau Trophy in 2019 and 2022.

Vincent Guerlais, president of the Relais Desserts association, was, for his part, one of the members of the jury for the Pierre Hermé Trophy. The best sommelier in the world in 2000, Olivier Poussier, as well as Liora Levi, best sommelier in Norway, evaluated the participants for the Deutz Trophy. Mercotte, whom we no longer present, was part of the jury for the Table Arts Trophy and the Sweet Tapas competition alongside Pierre Hermé and other culinary experts.

Remember that for this 16th edition, fans of the Constance Culinary Festival and food lovers were also able to vote online for their favorite dishes and pastries.

This week rich in sharing, discoveries and collaborations ended with a festive award ceremony, in the presence of an audience of guests who are impatiently awaiting the next edition.

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