Mauritian cuisine: a product of diverse culinary traditions that meandered their way to this small island in the Indian Ocean, travelling through time and across continents. A unique palette-palate of colours and flavours, to be savoured in luxurious restaurants as well as cute little kiosks. A trip to Domaine de Bel Ombre and its neighbouring villages promises a sensorial awakening: here’s a glimpse of the southern culinary scene!
Chef David Toutain Curates Heritage Le Château’s Summer Menu
A historic, colonial-style château set on the grounds of the old Bel Ombre sugar plantation. Immaculate French-style gardens. The legacy of an old family home. Enter Heritage Le Chateau, which recently underwent some restoration works by Perrot & Richard, the architecture firm that also restored the Sainte Chapelle, the Grand Palais and the Comédie Française. With the chateau being restored to its former glory (it once belonged to an Indian gentleman), it only made sense to curate a summer menu that reflects the exquisite beauty of the Chateau.
Photojournalist, Robert Michael Poole and Vlogger, Marcy Yu are what you would call “digital nomads.” In other words, they combine work and travel using technology and social media. Robert shoots candids of his travels to faraway places, and writes about his experiences while Marcy works on her digital travel diary and coveted Instagram account. The two travel companions flew to Mauritius for a barefoot holiday made of up wet bikinis, salty hair and a five-star resort. 
The history of the island is narrated by the travellers, explorers, and settlers of the past centuries: Portuguese sailors, European colonizers, Africans, Indians, Chinese and Gujarati merchants… The influx of immigrants and the island’s strategic position along the Spice Trade Route have made Mauritius a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Our chefs at Heritage Resorts (we have 12 restaurants!) blend their know-how with spices and seasonal produce to cater to all, from the most adventurous palate to the pickiest eater.