A seaside picnic with friends and family is long-standing Mauritian tradition. A mini bus jammed full of friends and family, snacking on finger food (gonaz), playing music and singing on the way to the beach is the stuff of cherished memories. Marie Melanie Anthony brings some of her favourite flavours of Mauritius to the Dep with this meal inspired by a classic Mauritian picnic.
Gonaz ek Gajak $7
A mix of savoury street food snacks: Gram Bouilli (spiced brown chickpeas); Confit (a spicy jicama and mango pickle); Oeuf Roti (chinese-inspired eggs cooked in a rich soy sauce and 5 épices); Gateaux Piments (fried yellow split pea fritters) #Vegan option available
Poulet Roti $14
Mauritian-style roast chicken legs, in flavourful marinade of cinnamon, soya sauce, cloves, garlic, and ginger, served with Sauce Blanche Chouchou, light chayote squash in a thick white herbed béchamel sauce. Served with a colourful, tangy carrot and watercress salad, and French baguette.
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Gratin Giraumon $14 (#vegan)
Pumpkin gratin in a rich, savoury sauce with a vegan cheese topping. Served with a colourful, tangy carrot and watercress salad, and French baguette.
Ounde $5 (2 pcs)
A popular Mauritian sweet, a fudgy ball made from wheat semolina (Greo) and dried coconut. Served with Mauritian vanilla tea
Delo Tamarin $2
A refreshing and tangy tamarind beverage
Prix Fixe $25
appetizer + main dish + dessert
From an early age Marie Melanie Anthony was her dad’s kitchen assistant and her mom’s food taster. She is inspired by her diverse, multicultural upbringing on the tropical island of Mauritius and an abiding love for different cuisines from around the world. Now based in Toronto, she is exploring many different culinary opportunities and blogging about them as Food is my BFF
Every Thursday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.