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Rajeshwar Rugoobur earns his place for the Bocuse d’Or in Italy by winning the competition: Café Gourmand by Nespresso

Belle Mare, Wednesday 28 MarchHe was ecstatic at the awards ceremony… who wouldn’t be after winning the prestigious Café Gourmand competition by Nespresso. Following his win, Rajeshwar Rugoobur was offered a spot at the famous Bocuse d’Or which will take place later this year in Turin, Italy, in June. The huge smile on the winner’s face, however, made no mention of the very close battle between the four contestants, all commis chefs at Constance hotels’ group as well as the experts in the art of exquisitely sublimating a cup of coffee.

Nespresso, via the competition, has contributed to the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival since 2011, one of the most important gastronomic events in the Indian Ocean. The after-meal cup of coffee ritual is now an undeniable aspect of fine cuisine, and knowing how to prepare a caffeinated beverage properly is today considered as an art. To win over the judges, our competitors had to challenge each other with ingenuity, creativity, know-how and product knowledge. However, without underestimating the remaining criteria: taste, general appearance, presentation and combination of flavours for each cup presented to the jury.

Participants were fortunate to have access to some very high quality products, which allowed them to deliver quality performances. They worked with products such as: the Espresso Forte collection, which came straight from the forests and mountains of South America. This is how Rajeshwar Rugoobur of Constance Prince Maurice stood out from the crowd. In addition to his participation in the Bocuse d’Or, he will be privileged to have his creation incorporated into the Constance hotels menu.

About Nespresso Mauritius
Nespresso is the global pioneer in premium coffee and is distributed in Mauritius by Scott & Co Ltd: official representative since 2012. The Nespresso Boutique has been open to the public since May 2013. Nespresso has several outlets, such as in: Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius, Grand-Baie La Croisette, Ruisseau Créole and the headquarters of Scott & Co Ltd in Riche Terre. Every day, Nespresso boutiques welcome its members as well as Nespresso coffee lovers.

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and benchmark in high-quality coffee, available in individual portions. Nespresso is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with more than 12,000 employees and is distributed in nearly 64 countries. By 2015, the brand had a worldwide network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nestlé Nespresso’s company website: www.nestle-nespresso.com 

About Scott & Co Ltd
Scott & Co Ltd is ranked among the leading distributors and importers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceuticals and health products in Mauritius.
Scott & Co Ltd was founded in 1830 and is the second-oldest trading company in Mauritius. http://www.scott.mu/ 

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WTA AFRICA AND INDIAN OCEAN 2019 WINNERS 0 193

The finest travel brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Mauritius. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort to find out who amongst them would be crowned best of the best.

Winners at the red carpet reception included Kenya, home to some of the world’s greatest tourist attractions, was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’. Meanwhile the lush forests, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife and paradise beaches of Mauritius helped it lift the title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination’, as well as the new category of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’. Hundreds of the leading travel industries figureheads from across Africa and the Indian Ocean attended the ceremony at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort, which borders the vast sands of Flic-en-Flac Beach.

Graham E. Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “Our inaugural ceremony in Mauritius has proved an incredible success. We have had the privilege of recognising the leading destinations, hotels, resorts, airlines and travel providers from across Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of our winners.”

Honorable Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, SC, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Mauritius, said: “It was a big honour and a great privilege for Mauritius to host the WTA Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2019.

“Such a glittering event would not have been possible without the dedication and unwavering support of my good friend, Mr. Graham Cooke, and his wonderful team. Thank you for making 1 June 2019 such an exciting and memorable evening.”

In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’, whilst ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’ went to Cape Town International Airport. In the Indian Ocean, Air Mauritius claimed the titles of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class’.

South Africa’s Table Mountain was named ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’. Kenya enjoyed a strong showing, with Kenya Tourist Board named ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Board’, capital Nairobi winning the new category ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’, and Kenyatta ICC picking up ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’.

In the Indian Ocean categories, the Maldives cemented its reputation as the definitive romantic nation by being named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’, whilst Seychelles picked up ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination’.

Hospitality winners included Hilton Hotels & Resorts (‘Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand’), Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa (‘Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’), Thanda Island, Tanzania (‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Island’), Pangolin Chobe Hotel, Botswana (‘Africa’s Leading New Hotel’), Legend Golf Resort & Spa, South Africa (‘Africa’s Leading Sports Resort’), and Transcorp Hilton Abuja (‘Africa’s Leading Business Hotel’).

The ceremony marked the third leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2019 – a search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world. Other 2019 regional ceremonies include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Madeira (Portugal), La Paz (Bolivia), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Muscat (Oman).

Find a full list of winners click here on the official WTA website.

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Congratulations to all the local winners.

Mauritius’ Leading All Suite Resort 2019 Sands Suites Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Beach Resort 2019 Sugar Beach, A Sun Resort, Mauritius
Mauritius’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2019 Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Car Rental Company 2019 Avis
Mauritius’ Leading Conference Hotel 2019 Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Destination Management Company 2019 Mautourco
Mauritius’ Leading Family Resort 2019 Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Green Resort 2019 Constance Belle Mare Plage
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel 2019 The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel Residences 2019 Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel Suite 2019 Ocean Suite @ One&Only Le Saint Géran
Mauritius’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2019 Villa One @ One&Only Le Saint Géran
Mauritius’ Leading Luxury Resort 2019 The St. Regis Mauritius Resort
Mauritius’ Leading Resort 2019 Constance Prince Maurice
Mauritius’ Leading Travel Agency 2019 BlueSky

For the full details follow this link.