Creole Food Adventure

Your Creole food experience starts with a walking tour of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, to explore a melting pot of cultures that reflects the port’s trading heritage. Wander the streets on foot to discover vibrant markets with piles of colourful fruit, vegetables and spices that originate from all corners of the globe. Your guide will point out a selection of the best street food stalls where you can sample some of the nation’s favourite snacks such as dholl purris, maize puddings and chilli cakes. There will also be time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aapravasi Ghat, located a short distance from the harbour. Once the arrival depot for labourers from all over the Empire during British colonial rule, this museum is a good place to understand the origins of Mauritius’s Creole culture.

You will then be driven 30km south east to the town of Curepipe, located on the densely populated central plateau region, to the home of a typical Mauritian family for an authentic Creole dining experience. Your host is Marie Michele, who will welcome you in to her simple house and demonstrate the art of Creole cuisine in her open-air kitchen. This is very much a hands-on experience, and you will have the opportunity to put the finishing touches to the lunch that your hosts have been preparing for days. Expect a generous spread of homemade dishes such as curries, breads, pickles, exotic vegetables and spiced rum – all served in a homely setting with the company of this friendly local family.   

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