The concept of Le Café des Arts, is an Institution focussed on Art, Cultural and Gastronomic. Imagination, reality and conception tend to blend into this rich historical background.
Victoria 1840 is an Old Sugar Mill classified as part of the Mauritian heritage. It houses the Maniglier Foundation its Gastronomic restaurant Le Café des Arts , its contemporary Art Gallery and Museum, the Maniglier Workshop and a private swimming pool designed in the ruins. Maniglier is member of French Academy and alos the last pupil of Matisse.
The Foundation is alive and works like a theatre, the cuisine is a subtle alchemy blending harmoniously flavours, colours and scents – in a word, a contemporary gastronomic cuisine.
The environment is absolutely uncommon. The owner designed the furniture, the crockery and also the wall lamps. One of Maniglier’s painting is reproduced on each plate, ice bucket and the menu cover are originals. All these items are for sale at the workshop.