One year after launching their partnership, Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury and the French Chef, Cyril Lignac are teaming up in Mauritius for various activities highlighting local culture and cuisine.

“Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury is a timeless place. A place that is all about refined living. A place that embodies hospitality with all its elegance! Through this partnership, I want to honour the island’s multicultural character.”
Cyril Lignac, Chef & Pastry Chef

Chef Cyril Lignac, who took his highly successful Parisian restaurant Ischia to Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury in October 2022, continues to honour the multicultural character of Mauritius. After showcasing the local terroir in his iconic dishes, meeting the island’s producers to find new things to try and working closely with Chef William Girard and Chef Ivan Murday from Royal Palm, the French chef is planning a series of activities within the Beachcomber Group.

Various events were scheduled throughout the week of 30 October 2023 to highlight local cuisine and the wealth of the local terroir, as well as moments of sharing with hotel guests, Beachcomber Group’s partners and others. Cyril Lignac will start by harvesting honey at Royal Palm with the beekeeper, Etienne de Senneville, founder of Bee Works, a family-run artisanal company. An inter-hotel Honey Cake competition at Institut Escoffier will follow. Pastry chefs from the Group’s resorts will be asked to create a signature cake using honey from Beachcomber hotels’ beehives. To wrap up the week on a high note, Cyril Lignac will host several culinary workshops in his Ischia Maurice restaurant at Royal Palm, where he will share the secrets of his signature recipes.

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury is a legendary hotel located in Grand Baie, on the north coast of Mauritius. This iconic property with a human face is a ‘Maison’ in the finest sense of the word, representing the perfect blend of timeless elegance, excellence and refinement. The first hotel on the island to join The Leading Hotels of the World, this crown jewel of the hotel industry in Mauritius has hosted Heads of State on official visits to the island and celebrities on holiday since its opening in 1985.
The service is always impeccable, with an ever-attentive and discreet personnel anticipating every guest’s wish. The cuisine lives up to the standards of this one-of-a-kind hotel in the world, whether under the shade of a Badamier tree at Le Bar Plage, on the terrace of the main restaurant, La Goélette or by the beach at Cyril Lignac’s Italian restaurant, Ischia. The spa was completely renovated in 2019 and reflects the elegance of Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, where the regulars enjoy a unique service and savoir-faire.

Cyril Lignac’s story is one of passion born in Aveyron, in the South of France. A one-of-a-kind career guided by fortunate encounters, hard work and an irrepressible desire to please. He is also a talented restaurateur-entrepreneur who has opened a number of new restaurants with a unique identity, from classic bistro-style restaurants in keeping with tradition but always very much in tune with the times, to more distinctive, almost couture-style establishments with a local and international flair. In addition, he created La Pâtisserie & La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac with Pastry Chef Benoit Couvrand, offering seasonal entremets, increasingly modern classics, exceptional bread, take-away chocolates and lovingly addictive sweet bears.