Seychelles restaurants win accolades at World Luxury Restaurant Awards
Seychelles Creole cuisine, which combines flavors from French, English, African, Indian, and Chinese cooking, is one of the island nation’s unique factors.
Creole food is one of the aspects that tourism operators, especially hotels and restaurants, strive to promote among visitors to Seychelles.
Two restaurants in Seychelles have received accolades at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, which inspires excellence and ignites healthy competition in the luxury restaurant industry.
The second edition of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards ceremony was held on July 22, where winners were presented with their prizes at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Constance Ephelia’s signature restaurant ‘Cyann’ was crowned the Seychelles’ Luxury Resort Restaurant, while Carana Beach Hotel’s ‘Lorizon Restaurant’ received the award for the Seychelles’ restaurant providing the Best Ambience or Romantic Atmosphere.
The Constance Ephelia resort is located at Port Launay on the western coast of Mahé. Its Cyann Restaurant, which offers a beautiful view over the Port Launay marine park, is open for both lunch and dinner. Guests can expect to experience the precision of French culinary techniques combined with local and Asian influences. The restaurant is known for its sushi and selection of signature dishes.
Commenting on the accolade, Constance Ephelia’s General Manager, Kai Hoffmeister said: “I am delighted that our team received this award, because it recognizes all the hard work and effort it has put into keeping our luxury hospitality standards to a higher level.”
Lorizon restaurant was nominated in the Best Ambiance/Romantic Atmosphere category after representatives of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards visited the restaurant in February this year.
Lorizon is the Creole word for ‘horizon’ as the restaurant provides guests with a dining experience that offers a sweeping view of the ocean, while they savor what the owners describe as their innovative cuisine using products sourced from the Denis Island farm.
Carana Beach hotel’s Director Alan Mason said: “We’re so excited for our team to be awarded with recognition of this caliber. It’s one that recognizes how the entire Carana Beach concept has come together, from the idea stage right through to the execution.”
The World Luxury Restaurant Awards made its debut in 2016. Restaurants from across the globe are nominated based on three main criteria: interior design, the quality and presentation of the cuisine, and a reputation for excellent service and positive reviews.
According to the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, nominations are done by guests, food critics, bloggers and other relevant experts. The restaurants may also nominate themselves.
The 2017 nominees were competing in 81 different categories.
The final outcome is based on votes received per category and awards are presented on a country, continent and global basis.
In 2016, AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa’s ‘Tamarind Restaurant’ was crowned the Seychelles’ best in Thai cuisine.