Heritage Resorts in Mauritius is excited to announce the second iteration of its Sustainable Gastronomy Week on the island, in collaboration with the renowned Michelin Green Star Chef Thomas Collomb. Building on the success of last year’s extraordinary culinary creations, the event will take place from July 10 to July 15, 2023. It is set to champion local chef talent alongside the diversity of rich agricultural offerings in Bel Ombre, spotlighting the region as a culinary destination in Mauritius.
This year, under the patronage of Thomas Collomb – head chef at one Michelin star restaurant, La Table d’Hôtes – who has an extensive background in French cuisine and an unmatched talent of blending classic techniques with modern flavours, the hotel aims to craft a unique gourmet experience for guests over the course of the week.
“We are thrilled to have Chef Thomas Collomb on board this year with his flair for exquisite French cuisine and passion for sustainability all perfectly aligned with our goal of highlighting the locality of the produce. It’s also a perfect opportunity for our chefs to hone their skills, experiment with new ingredients, and push the boundaries of what’s possible in sustainable cuisine. Our guests are in for an unforgettable culinary experience!” says Raoul Maurel, COO of Heritage Resorts.
The Sustainable Gastronomy Week will offer a unique gourmet experience for visitors of all ages. Guests can enjoy a variety of events, including:
*Cooking classes and workshops are free and open to the public (except for the one held by Thomas Collomb which is exclusively for journalists).
*Selling prices for the gala dinners at Infinity Blue, Le Palmier, Château de Bel Ombre, C Beach Club are at Rs 3,900 per person and the 10-hands gala dinner (which is the final dinner) will be at Rs 5,500.
During last year’s edition, Heritage Resorts collaborated with local farmers and fishermen to create a menu that highlighted the unique flavours of the Bel Ombre Territory.
This year, Heritage Resorts is taking the sustainable gastronomic celebration to the next level, where guests can expect to experience the intensity of the island of Mauritius while protecting its integrity. Heritage Resorts believes that luxury is compatible with longevity and is committed to showcasing the best Bel Ombre has to offer in every dish, as well as a creative and innovative approach to sustainability.
Having received a positive reception last year, chefs of each hospitality venue across the Domain will have the opportunity to work on a unique sustainable gala dinner, which will be evaluated by Chef Collomb along with other members of the jury. This friendly competition will see the winner join the Chef in his restaurant in France for a week-long immersive workshop. In 2022, Chef Krisnen Ruttun, of C Beach Club, won the top prize and spent one week working in Lyon with renowned Michelin Star Chef Christian Tetedoie.
Heritage Resorts and their culinary partners are dedicated to eliminating food waste, providing eco-friendly and short-circuit food solutions, cultivating culinary connections with local food producers, and helping to the development of the surrounding communities. The chefs will produce innovative new culinary creations that emphasise the wealth of locally captured, grown, and reared ingredients by using local resources gathered from the island’s farmers, fishermen, and growers.
This event highlights Heritage Resorts’ commitment to sustainable practices through its sustainable program, Now for Tomorrow.
Located on the southern coast of Mauritius, the Bel Ombre territory is a land of natural beauty, rich in cultural and culinary heritage. With its fertile soil and bountiful sea, the region is home to a variety of fresh, flavourful ingredients that inspire the local cuisine.
Keen to embark on a tantalising gastronomic adventure that will expand your culinary horizons? Heritage Resorts welcomes travellers to enjoy a truly refined tropical luxury on the alluring island of Mauritius staying at one of their charming beachfront hotels, Heritage Le Telfair or Heritage Awali.
Heritage Le Telfair – This five-star plantation style all-suites hotel provides luxury accommodation for couples and families, whilst delivering a high level of personal service. A “Small Luxury Hotel of the World,” the hotel is also popular with golfers, who get complimentary access to the Heritage Golf Course, and those seeking wellness experiences. Rates start from £215 /night, for 2 adults and 2 children up to 11 years old sharing a Deluxe Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
Heritage Awali – This five-star all-inclusive hotel is a relaxed and family-friendly hotel with 3 pools to enjoy (including an adult only pool). Guests also have access to Heritage Golf Club and its championship 18-hole golf course. Rates start from £399/night for 2 adults and children sharing a Deluxe Sea View Room on an all-inclusive basis.
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