The first Taste Mauritius Supperclub of the year starts with a celebration meal of how Mauritians bring in the New Year festivities. In traditional fervour people remain in a festive mood, enjoying themselves with family and friends around tables full of food, specialities or at the beaches. It's Summer over there so trips to the beach and BBQ's over Christmas are popular.
The first day of the year people sometimes go vegetarian with the 2nd or 3rd days goat curry or meat is cooked and coconut water is drank to ease hangovers!
We start off our supperclub with Mauritian street food starters, this is followed by our star of the show a Mauritian Goat Curry (actually a family recipe) plus more distinctive dishes from the Island, heavily influenced from Franco-Mauritian, Chinese (popular New Year dishes), Indian and Creole. Finishing off with tropical desserts and a warming cup of Bois Cheri Vanilla Tea Chai.
*Gateaux Piment (split pea chilli balls) with Coriander Satini (chutney)
* Tuna Rissoles (pastry cases filled with tuna, chilli, onion filling)
*Vegetable Fritters (fried in a gram flour batter,served with dipping sauces)
* Carry Peppers (stuffed chilli peppers with sardines)
* Chicken Croquettes (chicken pieces in a seasoned batter, fried till crisp)
*Boulette Soup ( chicken, chou chou, prawn balls in a spiced warming broth)
*New Year Mauritian Goat Curry (tender marinated pieces cooked in cinnamon and curry spices)
* Rougaille Poisson Sale (salt fish cooked in a spiced tomato creole sauce, delicious with rice!)
*VEGETARIAN Kofta Curry, cooked in a spiced rougaille tomato sauce)
*Coconut Satini (Fresh homemade coconut chutney with tamarind and mint)
*Potato Salad (traditional salad with beetroot, onion, potatoes, carrots)
*Faratas (cooked fresh on the tawa to accomapany your goat curry)
*Vegetable Pilau Rice (rice with mixed vegetables, saffron and spices)
Pumpkin Fricasse (cooked pumpkin accompanies goat curry)
Piment Confit (hot chillies for those brave enough.. pickled in garlic oil water)
*Coco Choc Mousse (chocolate & coconut mousse with a dash of Mauritian rum)
*Bois Cheri Vanilla Chai
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