Rising anew, after a few months of a hard-working nap, One&Only Le Saint Géran has pulled out the stops for its reopening. Targeting ultra luxury and customization for its culinary experiences as well as for its restaurants, le St Géran One&Only is back. Luxury Mauritius has had the honour of a private visit backstage to find out how the signature concepts and gastronomic experiences are devised in the midst of the private peninsula of pristine white sand, surrounded by tropical palms and azure waters of the resort.
Fusion delicacies and novel signature gastronomic concepts for the 5 restaurants
To engrave in our memories the rebirth of its iconic hotel, One&Only Le Saint Géran has called on the collegiate expertise of its Mauritius-based partners as well as of its international network. Supervised by the Michelin-starred Chef Marc de Passorio, the culinary experiences have been entirely revamped,
“Not only are we looking to exceed our resort guests’ expectations, but also attract island residents and visitors to the island of Mauritius who will want discover our resort through our new restaurants. A complete new journey awaits at One&Only Le Saint Géran”.
The outcome is up to expectations: 5 restaurants, proposing each a unique concept.
PRIME, the newly transformed modern airy steakhouse with its precious ancient flooring rescued from a 16th century French chapel, will celebrate farm-to-fork with an emphasis on showcasing the best of Mauritius and will serve the finest Angus and Wagyu beef. As for head Chef Vikash Coonjan, he will bring his vivid childhood memories of helping his mother in her kitchen and will focus on the experience of cooking with seasonal local produce when at its best.
Tapasake is a new dining concept celebrating the Asian influence of the island. The restaurant’s open kitchen consists of a contemporary Asian tapas bar. Guests can enjoy theatre-style preparation of sushi, teppanyaki, batayaki and tandoor and share in the Spanish ‘tapas’ style of dining.
Then comes L’Artisan, the new artisanal bakery and specialist coffee lounge providing the perfect haven to enjoy informal and light food selections and perfectly crafted, barista- poured beverages to enjoy at the resort or on the way out on an afternoon excursion.
As everything is a source of new experiences at One&Only Le Saint Géran, don’t be surprised to find L’Artisan become La Terrasse dessert court at night. Reborn closer to the ocean, the experience has also been transformed with the introduction of distinctive new dining pavilions located over the pool. An inviting environment where one will want to linger, Chefs will be welcoming guests into their home, eager to interact as they create delicacies in front of them. The grand cooking range, called Bianca and which delights the whole kitchen staff, is gently commented by Chef Rakesh Sahye, « She’s beautiful ! ». As he adds, his kitchen is neither a restaurant, nor a buffet! It’s just different.
Finally, La Pointe beach restaurant at Palm Grove, with its idyllic beachfront dining, thatched pavilions and open fire grills, will ensure that each dining experience at One&Only Le Saint Géran celebrates Mauritius and its fusion of cuisines, spices, rums and local foods, delivering an exciting, world-class experience for guests.
Peculiar experiences to make the culinary pleasures last
One&Only Le Saint Géran has curated exclusive epicurean experiences ideal for amateur chefs and foodies. Guests have the opportunity to join Executive Chef Marc de Passorio or Chef Vikash Coonjan for Shop, Cook & Eat, a journey that begins with a visit to the vibrant Flacq Market to shop for local groceries. After filling their shopping baskets, guests will visit the local fishermen to discover the fruits of their daily catch. Back at the resort, guests will learn how to cook a delicious Mauritian-inspired meal. For those looking for a more exhilarating foodie adventure, the One Bonfire experience begins with a morning of invigorating deep-sea fishing on board a 55-foot fishing boat to uncover the best of the ocean’s treasures. Back on dry land, after well-deserved restorative spa visit, guests will gather for a sunset celebration around the crackling bonfire, to enjoy their freshly grilled catch of the day.
Unique experiences and savours are definitely awaiting you at One&Only Le Saint Géran !