March 25, 2023
My Cook and Enjoy experiences put you at the heart of my kitchen. With my guidance, you’ll create the dishes that will be gracing our table. I’ll let you into some of my kitchen secrets and family recipes, and we’ll have a giggle as we cook together.
This time around we will be cooking-up a feast from my beloved Island of Reunion. The food of Réunion is simple and unfussy, but its flavours make it sing. Experience the fragrant tang of the kaffir lime, the bright warmth of a creole cari and the heat and zing of rougail.
Reunion Island curries take their influence from Pondicherry in India, the region was a French colonial settlement until 1954, many from that region travelled to Reunion Island in the late 17th century in search of a better life. Their settlement on the island has influenced Reunion cuisine ever since.
In this session, we will cook-up, an exotic starter using mango, lime, avocado just to name a few of the ingredients, a traditional “cari” this is a spicy and traditional dish using meat or fish, both are cooked in a rich turmeric sauce. In this session we will make 2 “cari” using chicken and fish, a rougail (a traditional side dish with chillies), a bean stew and rice, and a very exotic dessert (using papaya, mango, pineapple and rum).
Then, it’s time to eat. Take a seat at my table and enjoy the fruits of your labours.
(Unfortunately, due to its nature this event is not suitable for vegetarians nor specific dietary requirements.)