About the Gourmet Discovery Tour with a Chef
Discover the Mauritian/Creole cuisine; rich in history and flavours and one of the most exotic in the world. The local flavours arose as the island hosted travellers and emigrants from countries as disparate as France, England, Africa, India, China, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. A fusion of all these cultures have helped create the unique Mauritian cuisine.
Through the all-inclusive 4 days/3 nights Gourmet Discovery Tour, you will get to learn more about the local lifestyle and immerse yourself in the local culture by living with a Mauritian family.
You will be welcomed at the guest house by Chef Sandy, a certified chef, cooking instructor and author, in a convivial atmosphere. Throughout your stay, you will get to visit interesting places, enjoy amazing street food as the locals do, taste a variety of dishes and learn hands-on how to cook exotic delicious dishes with the chef.
This large studio, painted in warm colours, with custom crafted furnishing and hand painted wall decors will be exclusively yours during your stay. The room will not be shared with any other person who is not in your group- offering you maximum privacy and comfort.
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Upon arrival at the Guesthouse in the north of the island, you will be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail. Depending on your time of arrival, this will be followed by a light lunch.
Afterwards, you can choose to relax and settle in or take a walk to the beautiful golden beach situated close to the guesthouse and enjoy a quick refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water of the Mauritian lagoon. In the evening, enjoy a Mauritian meal at a beachfront restaurant.
4-days-gourmet-discovery-tour-all-inclusive On your second day at the guesthouse, after breakfast, you will be provided with a guided tou guided tour by the Chef to the famous Port-Louis market to get fresh local produce, herbs and spices for your evening meal. All you have to do is make up your mind about what you want to cook. You will easily find the necessary ingredients at the market, and you will also have the opportunity of trying popular street foods.
Discover Mauritian street food such as dholl puri, samosas, chili cakes, ‘gato arouille’, and the famous “Alouda”, a milk shake with a Mauritian twist. You can also choose to roam freely on your own and do some shopping afterwards. Port Louis is a famous shopping hub on the island where you will be able to find a variety of items from clothing, textiles, spices and souvenirs.
You will also get to visit Fort Adelaide (The Citadel), named after the Queen Adelaide and built between 1834 and 1840. A climb uphill to Fort Adelaide will guarantee you a breath-taking view of the entire city of Port Louis. Afterwards, look forward to having a lunch as the locals do with a typical Mauritian Meal.
Back at the guesthouse, you will have a hands-on cooking class with Chef Sandy to learn how to cook a selection of wonderful dishes for dinner, using the fresh vegetables you bought. After your hard work in the kitchen, sit back with a refreshing cocktail and enjoy your delicious dinner.
A souvenir cookbook by Chef Sandy along with a certificate will be also be offered to you.
Your third day will begin with a catamaran cruise to northern islets, departing from Grand Bay. You will have free time to stay on the beach to relax and tan, to walk along the sandy beach, to swim inside the lagoon and to snorkel and explore the reef. You will also get to enjoy a delicious BBQ with drinks during the day.
After your discovery tour of the Northern coast of Mauritius, you will get back to the guesthouse and relax as the Chef does all the cooking for dinner.
Your last day at the guesthouse will start off with a typical breakfast, then it will be time to bid the chef goodbye. You will leave for the airport, full of beautiful and unforgettable memories, heart warmed by the sun of Mauritius and already dreaming about coming back.
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