Discover Mauritius in another way, feel the wonders and all kind of taste mix together in our island.
The day starts at 08.30 a.m. and ends at 03.00 p.m.
The day starts at the city of Port Louis. The first stop will be at Fort Adelaide, with splendid view over the town and harbor followed by the Central market with its shouting merchants, its intriguing array of all kinds of aromas and the colorful displays of large varieties of tropical fruits and vegetables. You will have to find and buy ingredients for the cooking. A short walk away is the Caudan Waterfront, a modern and elegant shopping centre, where the group will be free of shopping .
Leave Port Louis for Eureka Colonial House in Moka, for a culinary discovery where you will have to prepare a meal according to the specific recipe under the supervision of a chef. Discover the Mauritian/Creole cuisine; rich in history and flavours and one of the most exotic in the world.
Visit Eureka House a unique Creole house built in 1830 located by the river of Moka. It is an elegant Créole residence originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century. It is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows.
There you will enjoy the opportunity to know how to cook 'Mauritian style', the cultural richness that makes this island so unique, with some of the best Mauritian chef who will be happy to reveal a few of their best kept culinary secrets and share a traditional cooked meal. An unforgettable encounter ! An authentic Mauritian lunch will then be served under the veranda of Eureka.
Enjoy meals that have a typical flavour of the island... Mauritian dishes are actually a blend of the different cultures coexisting on the island. The beautiful garden invites you to taste a nice mauritian tea (vanilla, mint, lemon). The shop found in the compounds of the property allows you to buy local flavoured tea. The menus are as diversified as the people of Mauritius. For example, the 'rougaille' is a thick mildly spicy tomato sauce cooked with onions, garlic, thyme, the coconut chutney is a mixture of crushed coconut in coriander. Various pickles, peanut chutney and as desert, vanilla ice cream with grilled coconut are available.
From the back garden looking over the house you can see that Eureka house lies beautifully beneath the cliffs of Le Pouce. At the end of the back garden you can walk down a beautiful path through a valley towards a series of waterfalls. There are many small waterfalls, endemic plants, lush greenery which surrounds the house and rare specimens. The visitor enters a world of peace and calm.
During the guided visit of the gardens, you will come across 4 wonderful small waterfalls. Strolling deeper into the garden, one can find the azaleas and the camellias as well as the endemic ochna from South Africa and also hosts some rare endemic plants.