A unique restaurant in the world. The dinner takes place in a former sugar mill that houses the MANIGLIER Foundation in Mauritius. The owner, Jocelyn Gonzalez, a flamboyant personality, adds to the magic of the place.
A dinner in a huge art gallery is not a common occurrence.
CAFE DES ARTS is probably one of my favourite restaurants on this planet. That’s it.
The marriage between pictorial art and culinary art makes it an unexpected place. It is both visually and tastefully enchanting. Rare, very rare.
I went there three times, I had unforgettable moments, and I always kept this address in a small corner of my heart.
So, when I was in Mauritius, I suggested to some friends who live in Grand Bay to discover Le CAFE DES ARTS. This cannot be improvised. We booked a few days earlier. On the day, we headed for Trou d’Eau Douce, in Flacq, on the east coast of the island.
When we arrived in this “hole”, that is to say in the countryside, the car was parked near a Banyan Tree (or multipliant, in French), an impressive tree referenced as one of the oldest in Mauritius. It lives up to its name. It seems happy to welcome us, spreading its branches in a multiple way.
An old sugar mill rehabilitated into a restaurant
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