GRUB’S UP!

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT FILM -

HAV­ING es­tab­lished that the street food and lo­cal eater­ies are strictly re­served for the au­da­cious (or fool­hardy), the is­land’s re­sorts are the safest and tasti­est av­enue of gas­tro­nomic ex­plo­ration.

La Pirogue: Should seafood be your favoured flavour, in­dulge in a late af­ter­noon lunch com­pris­ing a starter of seared yel­low fin tuna with pa­paya, av­o­cado and fresh palm­heart seaweed pearls, fol­lowed by a crum­ble-in-your-mouth main course of baked baby snap­per, stuffed with rata­touille and freck­led with pas­sion fruit but­ter sauce.

Sugar Beach: No meal is com­plete with­out a sprin­kling of sugar to tickle your sweet tooth. Take a short stroll across the man­i­cured lawns to La Pirogue’s swankier sis­ter (which has a dis­tinct Sun City in its Sol Kerzner hey­day feel about it), where a deca­dent de­gus­ta­tion of desserts awaits.

Le Touess­rok: Renowned world­wide, its soft sand beach and beau­ti­ful wooden thatched suites are spec­tac­u­lar to be­hold. Pull up a chair at the Sega Bar on a rainy af­ter­noon, where you can idly sip away at basil leaf cock­tails or, if it’s a smat­ter­ing of spice rather than herb you’re after, a de­li­cious prawn curry at Barlen’s will send your taste buds into a state of bliss.

Ambre: While it may not en­joy the same rep­u­ta­tion among the su­per rich as some of its coun­ter­parts, our din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at the re­sort’s Dolce Vita restau­rant was un­doubt­edly the crown jewel of our di­verse Mau­ri­tian menus.

From the Aus­tralian carpac­cio mar­i­nated with olive oil and fresh basil, to the potato gnoc­chi show­ered with crab meat and tomato sauce, to the chicken stuffed with pine nuts, pesto, grilled veg­gies and thyme – the whole ex­pe­ri­ence was sim­ply sen­sa­tional!

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