Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign, which will take place on March 19, 2015 at the Château de Bel Ombre. Residents of Heritage Resorts are invited to this unique – and surely delicious – evening!

Good France is an international event which aims to promote French cuisine, its capacity for innovation and the values it conveys: sharing, enjoying and respecting the principles of high quality and environmentally responsible cuisine. It follows the listing of French cuisine in the World intangible Heritage by UNESCO and contribute to its influence on the world.

More than 1000 chefs on all five continents are expecting to join the event to honour the merits of French cuisine. To take part in this great celebration, chefs were selected worldwide by a committee chaired by chef Alain Ducasse and composed of professionals from haute cuisine to fine-dining bistros. They will prepare a dinner combining the culinary traditions of their country and French gastronomy.

During this distinctive evening, Chef Ravi Kanhye will present a special menu for the occasion at the Château de Bel Ombre. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a fine and creative menu, including potted duck leg, lobster bisque, salmon filet, thick round of Rossini beef, cheese platter and chocolate mille-feuille.

Chef Ravi Kanhye selected

Chef Ravi Kanhye was selected to take part in the “Goût de France/Good France” campaign

For Chef Ravi, this is an ideal opportunity to put forward Mauritian culinary savoir-faire. Driven by the creativity and challenges of his profession, he has in mind to please the finest palates with a distinctive cuisine: refined, bold and generous at the same time… A must-try at Heritage Resorts!

Moreover, the Chef has recently reviewed the menu of the Château in order to offer a distinctive cuisine to gourmet customers. It is now an ode to Mauritian generosity and to old-time recipes inspired by the splendid 19th century mansion. Pleasure goes hand in hand with refinement, in a place where the palate is ravished by Chef Ravi’s original blend of opposite flavours, tradition and modernism.

The Château de Bel Ombre is one of Heritage Resorts’ 12 restaurants on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. Set in the middle of a captivating French-style garden, this historic mansion offers exquisite Mauritian dishes made with locally grown products. The romantic setting of this place is also ideal for weddings and receptions.

Chef Ravi’s cuisine provides for a whole culinary journey that will leave Heritage Resorts’ guests totally thrilled!

Tropical wedding on the beach is all soon-to-weds could dream about. Veranda Resorts gives its guests the opportunity to stand in the sand on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches while they say “I do”, and offers to organise the event from A to Z through the expert services of a wedding planner.

Wedding, renewal of vows, symbolic wedding… Many couples wish to take their vows in an idyllic setting, and with simplified procedures, Mauritius stands as an ideal venue for their dream wedding! Veranda Resorts gives couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in one of its four 3*+ hotels, surrounded by white-powdered beaches and turquoise sea as far as the eye could see… and Véronique Laurent, our dedicated wedding planner, will make their dream come true!

This customer relations expert has acquired significant experience in 5* hotels in Seychelles, before she started focusing on wedding planning at Veranda Resorts. Since February 2014, she has been working on a unique concept for 3*+ hotels in Mauritius: future brides and grooms now receive complete assistance from a dedicated specialist for the organisation of their wedding in one of our four hotels.

Her role is to advise our guests prior to their arrival and help them choose the wedding package that best meets their expectations. They first choose between a classic and a “creole” theme, then decide on optional services available at Veranda Resorts: flowers, make-up, entertainment, food and beverages, photos… Everything is thought out to the smallest detail to fulfill the couple’s wishes and make it the best day of their life!

Patient and helpful, Véronique makes it a point to add substantial value to each wedding. Though she believes it is the couple that brings magic and beauty to this precious moment, newly-weds like to think that her outstanding organising skills and creativity does make a difference! From venue decoration to the bride’s hairdo, she sees to every detail and makes sure her guests have a hassle-free stay and a wonderful experience on the D-Day.

Choose your best suited wedding package

Everything is thought out to the smallest detail to fulfill the couple’s wishes and make it the best day of their life!

Veranda Grand Baie, Veranda Pointe aux Biches and Veranda Paul & Virginie (‘adults only’ hotel since the 1st November) are located on the most beautiful beaches of the North coast, while Veranda Palmar Beach faces the splendid Eastern lagoon. Each of the four Veranda Resorts hotels offers a unique backdrop for fabulous wedding celebrations.

Contact Details:
Véronique Laurent
E: veronique.laurent@vlh.mu

Veranda Grand Baie Hotel - Mauritius

In early June, we were pleased to welcome a new associate: Vikash Dawoo has taken up as Veranda Grand Baie’s Manager, after Jennifer Wong’s appointment at Veranda Paul & Virginie, where she had previously worked for 10 years. Meet two managers and diligent ambassadors of VLH’s values.

Vikash has been working in the hospitality sector for 25 years. He was Food & Beverages Manager at the Mauritian hotel, Le Méridien (Starwood Hotels), then Executive Assistant Manager at the Grand Sukhumvit Hotel (Accor Hotels) in Bangkok. During his three-year term in this prestigious Thai hotel, he assumed the role of Acting General Manager for 5 months.

Vikash joined VLH group as Veranda Grand Baie’s Manager on the 2nd of June. He brings in the rich experience and knowledge he acquired in the two above-mentioned world-class hotel groups. As a seasoned manager, he has an accurate vision of his goals. His priority: 100% client satisfaction.

Jennifer Wong is back at Veranda Paul & Virginie

Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel - Mauritius

Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel – Mauritius

Vikash Dawoo is replacing Jennifer Wong, a familiar figure at VLH. She is back at Veranda Paul & Virginie, where she previously spent 10 years.

“It’s a life-learning experience”, says Jennifer about working for VLH. “We have all the necessary ingredients at hand to provide our customers with the best possible service.” She actually makes it a point to meet people where they are.

Jennifer is one of the few women in Mauritius to act as Hotel Manager. Her objectives are to align with the targeted clients’ changing and more sophisticated expectations. Being close to the hotel guests, she intends to make Veranda Paul & Virginie the reference hotel for romantic getaways.

There is a good chance she will succeed as she can count on a solid and motivated team and on the VLH expertise. A very creative and detail-oriented person, she undoubtedly has the necessary skills to achieve her goals.

Recent staff changes in the Veranda Hotels are in line with VLH’s prevailing trend of anticipating clients’ new needs in respect to the latest drastic shift in the hospitality industry.