Three of the best breakfasts in Mauritius
Whether or not you believe it’s the most important meal of the day, it’s fair to say that what we eat for breakfast has evolved exponentially over recent years. No longer is the humble boiled egg or bowl of cereal enough to entice us out of bed; today’s breakfasts are all about catering to our every whim and foible. We’ve had an artisanal toast craze in San Francisco, the revival of drip coffee in London, the increasing popularity of Asian-inspired flavours or other additions like chorizo in egg dishes, and the continual growth of healthy options such as oatmeal, raw vegetables, juicing and superfood smoothies.
Despite being a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy the same level of culinary innovation at the country’s luxury resorts. Here, breakfast menus are created with one eye on these burgeoning trends while still drawing upon Mauritius’s own rich cuisine, so there’s no excuse to ever skip breakfast again. Here’s a few of our favourite ways to start the day.
Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
The delicious and nutrient-rich breakfast choices at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa give guests the focused energy they need at any time of day. The hotel’s extensive SuperFoodsRx menu features antioxidant-packed dishes naturally low in calories, from whole wheat blueberry pancakes to all natural roasted turkey wraps and black bean hummus – all served alongside a range of nourishing juices and smoothies from Westin’s own juicery.
At Angsana Balaclava, juicing and cleansing is the latest breakfast craze, especially after enjoying the delights of Chef Suardi’s Gaeng Ped Rai red chicken curry the night before. One of the current favourites is the Frutti-clava detox, whose invigorating citrus flavours, sweet tangy kiwi, strawberry and fresh mint helps to flush toxins from the body.
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
The premiere chefs at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita all specialise in a different type of cuisine – Italian, Indian, Indonesian and Mauritian – four restaurant menus which truly reflect the diversity of the island. One of the most popular and indulgent breakfast choices is the Gratinated Eggs Florentine with spinach and mornay sauce, but other choices include a Mauritian “Gateau Piment” sandwich, Indian Uttapam (a fluffy homemade savoury rice pancake) or Chinese Rice Congee.