Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Constance Hotel Group

The Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau 2018: Arshil Soopun, a Mauritian Chef Based in Seychelles, Wins Prestigious Culinary Contest

In an intense and gourmet week that ended on Saturday, March 24th, at Constance Belle Mare Plage, the 13th edition of the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau has kept its promises and has given its acclaim to the art of gastronomy. 

Sharing, know-how, creativity, originality and respect for local products were the main ingredients for the success of this week rich in emotions but especially in competitions. 

The Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau came to its apotheosis with the proclamation of the winning pair, but also the winners of its various competitions. The duo Michael Reis from the Johanns restaurant in Waldkirchen, Germany and Arshil Soopun from Constance Ephelia Seychelles won the Culinary Competition of this 13th edition. Their emotions were palpable at the announcement of the results on Saturday, after an intense week when they together worked out the winning recipe that conquered the expert palate of a demanding jury panel.

“This festival was a great experience for me, and I have worked very hard with Chef Michael because the level 
was very high."

"The week was very intense, there was a lot of pressure, but the atmosphere was great and I learned a lot! I did not expect to win first place in the contest and I am very happy and proud tonight. I thank Chef Michael for his coaching and Constance Hotels & Resorts for this amazing opportunity," says the young Mauritian Chef, who has been working at Constance Ephelia Seychelles for 4 years.

Along with Arshil Soopun, another Seychelles based chef also excelled.  Aaron Pharabeau of Constance Lemuria teamed up with  Chef Mark Kempson of the Kitchen W8 restaurant in London to claim third place.  Visit Constance Ephelia Resort on Mahé Island or Constance Lemuria Resort on Praslin Island to taste these award winning chef's dishes for yourself! 

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