Mauritius, a small island paradise nestled in the Indian Ocean, was once known for being the sole habitat of the late Dodo bird, who now lives on as part of their coat of arms. A melting pot of global cultures and traditions, its long history has seen people from different parts of the world migrating to the island, each bringing along with them their unique way of cooking. The result is a flavourful fusion of East Indian, African and Chinese influences with distinctive French and English twists. Chef Vanesha Khadaroo is proud to bring this tradition-inspired, island food to Canada.
Haleem is a popular street snack in Mauritius, a long-simmered soup of goat meat braised with lentils and spices. Served with fresh, warm naan bread; enjoy it with hot sauce, garlic sauce or both.
Chicken or Vegetable Akni
Similar to a Biryani or Pilau, Mauritian Akni consists of cooked rice layered with fresh minced meat, blended with savoury mild spices, and served with a coriander chutney for an original flavour. Le mélange des saveurs!
Dinner includes a Napolitaine, an iced shortbread cookie very popular on the island.
(prices include tax)
(vegetarian and gluten-free options)
Chef Vanesha Nuckchaddee-Khadaroo is the founder of La Marmite Mauricienne (Mauritian Pot), a catering company serving uniquely delicious Mauritian cuisine across the GTA. http://www.mauritianpot.ca/
Every Friday we invite guest chefs – amateur or professional – to come share their favourite dishes at The Depanneur.