The wunderkind of French cuisine, who trained with some of the world’s greatest chefs and has since won a Michelin star and 4 toques in the Gault & Millau guide, is back at Heritage Le Château for the second year running. Discover a delicious new summer menu that is all finesse and freshness.
David Toutain has created twelve unique new dishes to be enjoyed in the exceptional setting of Heritage Le Château. The beautiful 19th century dwelling that houses the restaurant takes diners back to another time. Its chic, luxurious décor, with its hardwoods, stained glass and velvet, (re)creates the atmosphere of an opulent and luxurious family home. Chefs have no choice but to reflect the context in their cuisine. David Toutain has therefore sought to create a menu that does justice to the setting and invites the diner on a journey.
For David Toutain, this collaboration with Heritage Le Château is a way to step out of his comfort zone. The chef sees it as an opportunity to reassess his methods and try something new. Despite his having been exposed to the joys of travel relatively late, exploring has become second nature to him; and the discovery of new cultures and approaches has considerably influenced his cooking. The menu he has designed for the Château is intended as a genuine Mauritian fine dining experience that integrates local products and is underscored by his personal creative touch. It consists of an earthy, plant-rich cuisine in which local produce is placed in the limelight while remaining true to its origins.
For his second residency at the Château, the chef has gone to even greater creative lengths now that he has his bearings. It’s obvious that he knows the island, is discovering more and more local ingredients, and has forged relationships with the Château’s team. This new menu is the result of a genuine partnership between David Toutain and the Château’s resident chefs. It features fresh, limitlessly imaginative dishes, as demonstrated by incredible flavour combinations such as cucumber and oyster or local ourite* and green papaya. The island’s typical spices and condiments (curry leaf, saffron, kaffir lime) complement gorgeous local fare such as blacktip grouper or pig raised free-range in the Domaine d’Heritage Bel Ombre.
This gourmet journey is completed by the Château’s exceptional wine cellar, which allows guests to choose from a selection of fine vintages from around the world to accompany their meal.
The restaurant is open for dinner only. Please call 601 55 29 for reservations.
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