This summer, Shanti Maurice in Mauritius is inviting gastronomes to experience the art of Mauritian home cooking with its latest food initiative: La Kaze Mama. Combining two of the hotel’s most popular dining experiences; Grandma’s Kitchen and the Herb Garden BBQ, the new experience will enable guests to taste truly authentic Mauritian home cooking in a memorable outdoor setting.
Building on Grandma’s Kitchen, whereby guests can dine at the home of the grandmother of one of the resort’s team members, La Kaze Mama brings Grandma to the heart of the resort as she demonstrates her cooking skills in the hotel’s vegetable and herb garden. It is available from 19 June.
Guests are welcomed with a local rum based cocktail made from tamarind rum, lemon juice, ginger and spices. Then, surrounded by tropical trees and plants, Grandma will demonstrate how to make “Faratha”, a traditional Mauritian bread. Seated under a pergola on rustic garden furniture, diners will enjoy a rustic style buffet of traditional salads and a selection of curries with pickles and chutneys. The home-style meal is finished off with a selection of homemade Mauritian sweets, sorbets and tropical fruits.
Assisted by her family, Grandma will serve the dinner herself while sharing Mauritian cooking tips and stories about her life on the island. White and red wines, local beers and soft drinks are included, and to add atmosphere, small wood fires will burn throughout the evening.
Available on Thursdays from 19 June 2014 the new La Kaze Mama experience will allow guests to sample truly authentic Mauritian cuisine whilst spending time with a genuine local family. It will be available to resort guests at a £12 supplement and non-resident guests at £25 per person. Nightly rates at the luxurious Shanti Maurice start from €780 (approx. £680) in a Junior Suite on a half board basis, inclusive of VAT.