The art of savoring the cuisine of Mauritius

Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels offers a wealth of high quality dishes in its hotels

More and more travelers are choosing to discover a destination through the palate. A sensory experience with which to know a place, its history and its culture through the flavors that make it up. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, there is the tropical island of Mauritius, whose gastronomy includes a great variety of dishes, due to the plurality of ethnic groups that inhabit it.

The Mauritian chain Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, which has eight complexes of four and five stars in the country, boasts this extensive cultural heritage offering its guests a great culinary wealth in the different restaurants of each of its establishments. The numerous team of chefs of the company gives free rein to their imagination to create tasty dishes that combine traditional local cuisine with international cuisines.

The colonial past of Mauritius reflects its imprint in this facet, giving rise to exclusive and different flavors, a mixture of Dutch, French and English influences with Creoles, Indians and Chinese. Rice, chicken, lamb, fish and seafood are present in most of their dishes, the octopus being the main protagonist. One of the most curious recipes on the island combines this appreciated mollusk with pork. It should also be noted that, from the cocotera palm tree, the «heart» is extracted inside the trunk, and with that meat, also known as palmito, multiple and succulent dishes are made.

Likewise, a wide diversity of spices is used, ranging from cilantro to curry, including turmeric, chili or pepper.

On the other hand, being located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the island has a climate that allows the production of many fruits such as tamarinds, papayas, mangoes, guavas or coconuts, among others, which make up a large part of their desserts.

Culinary adventure in chain restaurants

In the jewel in the crown of the company, Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, 5 * GL, haute cuisine lovers can experience the best cuisine of Mauritius through La Goélette, La Brezza and Le Bar Plage restaurants, run by Michel of Matteis. Their signature dishes, made with the utmost care, use only the best local and international ingredients, to taste them with panoramic views of the beach.

For its part, of the four restaurants of the Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa hotel, the Pan-Asian Umami stands out, which allows you to taste Asian-inspired snacks in an ideal setting, surrounded by palm trees and coconut trees, next to the main pool.
Next to him, Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa has the executive chef of the chain, Jean Christophe Basseau, who has a long career working in establishments of great prestige around the world. With a brigade of 110 Mauritian chefs in charge, he manages the excellent restaurants that this complex has: Le Brabant, La Palma, Blue Marlin and Le Ravanne.

The restaurant chain’s great display of restaurants features Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, which has six different places to transport diners beyond the borders of Mauritius, to Asia and Europe. The Mahiya restaurant deserves a special mention, as it welcomes guests as if it were a palace in India, where they eat like a true marajá.

The four restaurants and two bars of Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa are characterized by the variety of cuisines -international, Italian and Thai- and the high quality of their products.

Those staying at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa will be able to choose between four restaurants for all culinary tastes, highlighting L’Horizon for serving seafood specialties or the recently opened in the adult-only area, Morris Beef. All of them have nice views of the beach.

In Cannonier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa you can find the Frangipanier restaurants, of international gastronomy; Le Navigator, famous for its «lobster nights» facing the sea; and Serenata, where you can taste Italian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.

Last but not least, Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa’s two restaurants and bar, built around two large swimming pools, offer a unique view of Grand Baie, the most picturesque bay in Mauritius, while enjoying dishes of the world and seafood of the region.
In short, in addition to an earthly paradise for the beauty of its natural environment, Mauritius is emerging as a paradise of flavors that leave all visitors excited.