Blending the Traditional with the Unexpected
WITH JUST ONE RESTAURANT, LORIZON AT CARANA BEACH IS ENOUGH. WE FIND OUT WHY.
Located in Seychelles and situated on one of the most picturesque bays of Mahé island, Carana Beach hotel is not just architecturally breathtaking and visually spellbinding, but its lone restaurant Lorizon, is a gastronomy of fresh and local dining.
Set against the backdrop of the ocean and overlooking the pristine beach, Lorizon (which means “horizon” in Creole) is a laid back and chilled restaurant that perfectly echoes the nonchalant stance of the island as a whole. Even more so on nights where diners are serenaded by the soft crooning voice of the restaurants live vocalist, singing renditions of well-known hits such as Bob Marley’s “Don’t worry about a thing”, which is ever so fitting!
Certainly a fun and creative approach to both casual and semi-formal dining, Lorizon’s menu concept is inspired and sourced from the hotel’s family owned farm, ensuring the dishes are not just fresh but also authentically Seychellois. Lorizon’s head chef Darren, who hails from Australia, has created an original menu using the freshest local produce with contemporary cooking. This includes a great selection of international cuisines all sitting perfectly alongside traditional options of fresh sh and seafood. The restaurant is open nightly for dinner with offerings that rotate between creatively evolving a la carte menus and special themed dinners, such as a traditional family-style spread of Creole cuisine and barbecue evenings. A definite must is to leave room for the dessert. And when it comes to deciding what to order, it simply must be the ‘Golden Gaytime’. Taking its roots from Australia (a nod to the chef) the dessert is a deconstructed masterpiece of the much loved Aussie summer treat. The iconic ice cream now takes centre stage at Lorizon as a honeycomb, biscuit and chocolate marvel.
With a consistent focus on freshness and locality, dining at Lorizon is an imaginative culinary experience. Great selection of quality food that are very well presented and reasonably priced awaits its diners. With recently winning ‘Best Ambience’ in the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, it is easy to see why. Lorizon is an ideal setting to enjoy a spectacular view paired with equally refined cuisine for a traditional, elegant dinner. Guests are left to enjoy at their own pace and leisure, however, staff are without exception attentive and friendly at all times, going that extra mile to ensure you are left feeling that genuine island hospitality.
Find it: Lorizon Restaurant, Carana Beach, Mahe Island, Seychelles; daily for breakfast from 7.30am to 10am; dinner from 7.30pm to 9:30pm.