THE GASTRONOMY QUEEN – EMMANUELLE COQUET 0 469

Emmanuelle Coquet, is the Director of The Gourmet Emporium and L’Epicerie Delicatessens.

The company she incorporated in 2010, imports and supplies gastronomic products to the best hotels of the island. Alongside a dedicated professional team and her daughter, she manages three delicatessens and its catering service.

Hospitality & Private Catering in Mauritius is her playground and it is not surprising that she has been coined as “The Gastronomy Queen”. Recently nominated at the IBL Tecoma Awards, Emmanuelle gives us a glimpse of her busy life, which entails meeting at her level best the requirements of her clients but at the same time keeping quality for her family which is her priority.

Besides being a devoted mother, this serial entrepreneur is not only famous for her contribution to the Mauritian gastronomy, hospitality and catering events but is always networking and constantly promoting her brands herself. The key to her success is her innate passion for fine food products, and likewise she nurtures great love for the Champagne Billecart-Salmon for which she holds an exclusif distribution for Mauritius.

Her company is also the exclusive distribution for the Rova Caviar from Madagascar in Mauritius, a first in the Indian Ocean. In order to provide a wider range of gastronomic products to the market she undertakes to continuously source out new products which indirectly allows for growth in the food and beverage sector in line with latest culinary trends. To showcase and market their products better, the company carries out numerous tasting events where chefs are able to discover discerning quality products.

In addition to her various professional activities Mrs Coquet is also involved in benevolent activities. She helped intensively to launch the ‘Chefs du Cœur’, an association of chefs and celebrities from the hospitality industry, which organizes gastronomic evenings to raise funds to support good causes. It also runs the “Foot for the future” program in the Riambel region (south of the island) which combines sports support (purchase of shoes, balloons and sponsorships) and literacy program for underprivileged children.

So all of you, gastronomy professionals, gourmet and wine lovers, remember that The Gourmet Emporium and L’Epicerie is definitely a one stop shop for the quality products you are constantly looking for. Your shopping experience will be a journey of discovery of the finest gourmet foods and wines selected with passion.

THE EMPORIUM GOURMET LTD, Ferney Road, Forest Side – Tél : 670 9997

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BACCHANALE: A BENCHMARK FOR HIGH QUALITY 0 248

Wine is said to be ‘the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.’ Bacchanale saw the light as a Wine Merchant in 1999 to endorse their commitment in the supply of high-quality wines to the industry. Specialist in the import of “Terroir Wines”, it offers more than 400 references across the most famous wines alongside a new generation of talented winemakers. To provide a unique and friendly experience the team of sommeliers advises customers on their selection and pairings. A range of wines carefully selected from various countries, with a focus from France, Italy, South Africa, is offered in house.

In addition, Bacchanale offers a range of artisanal spirits, ciders and beers. This line is an incentive to promote artisans and producers working essentially with organic products having no additives or conservatives.

Accessories 

‘Coravin’ : is a revolutionary tool giving you the opportunity to drink any wine, any time without pulling the cork and without having to finish the bottle the same day. You can enjoy a sip, a glass, or more from any bottle and save the rest for weeks, months, or even years!

 Riedel’ : ‘Designing and producing the highest quality glasses and decanters for the enjoyment of wine and spirits since 1756. As expert glassmakers, for several generations, the extensive range of glasses offered is tailor made to suit the selected wine or spirit so as to preserve floral aromas and maintain the right temperature of the beverage to delight your palate.

Avintage’ : Modern and elegantly designed with cutting edge technology, it is the ideal solution for wine cellars.  

A commitment to professional service 

At Bacchanale, providing a true wine experience is essential: 

  • Wines are conveyed and stored in cooled containers to maintain the quality of the wines. 
  • Deliveries are made across the island.
  • Customers are given assistance with their cellar designs.
  • Passionate sommeliers at your service for wine selections, wine pairing, theme wine tasting or events. 

This wine merchant being an ode to the best selection of wines is a must stop in your gourmet journey. 

Visit their new showroom at Beau Songes or at Ruisseau Creole T: 489 23 43 E: admin@bacchanale.mu

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.