The La Paulée Wine Festival, inspired by the French festival in Burgundy that celebrates the end of the grape harvest, is a highlight in the calendar of every wine fan. The sixth edition of this exceptional gastronomic week, hosted by Constance Hotels & Resorts, will take place in Mauritius from May 15 to 20, 2023.
The concept of La Paulée
Constance Hotels & Resorts has created La Paulée, a special event that celebrates its focus on culinary and wine. The goal is to help sommeliers expand their knowledge and achieve excellence in their craft. This annual gathering has become a fixture for wine lovers.
International guests and experts
La Paulée by Constance Hotels & Resorts gathers renowned gastronomic personalities from all over the world to offer workshops and trainings for the wine industry. Renowned winemakers such as Pierre Jean Villa, Charles Louis de Noue, Julien Shaal and Donovan Rall share their knowledge and experience against the stunning backdrop of the Constance Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage resorts.
Wine tastings and pairing dinners
The esteemed chefs at Constance Hotels & Resorts create exquisite pairing dinners, showcasing the finest wines in a special way. Sommeliers demonstrate their skills in the resorts’ various bars, restaurants and wine cellars, and guests have the opportunity to taste rare varieties while enjoying stimulating conversation.
La Paulée: competition and gala evening
Another highlight of the festival is the competition to choose the “Best Sommelier of La Paulée” on Friday at the Deer Hunter restaurant of Constance Belle Mare Plage. On Saturday evening, Constance Prince Maurice will host the celebratory gala, featuring an aperitif with wine tasting and a tasty gourmet feast by Chef Kritesh Halkory and Chef-Pâtissier Stéphane Labastide.
The art of cheese making
This year there will be a special focus on the art of cheese making, presented by renowned cheesemaker Jules Mons. The La Paulée Wine Festival thus offers an all-round experience for wine lovers and gourmets, surrounded by brilliant white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters in Mauritius.