'Domaine' is the answer every local offers when travellers ask where to go to savour some Mauritian home cookin'. The best dishes are those starred on the menu as local specialities – offerings such as ourite safrané (octopus cooked in ginger, garlic and turmeric) and chilli lamb. It can be hard to find and you'll need a private vehicle or taxi.
Take the M2 towards Port Louis, then turn left off the motorway at the first roundabout and follow the signs to The Vale. Once in the village, look for the 'Snack Mustapha' sign where the main road doglegs left – turn hard right and then take the second paved road on the left, around 250m down the hill.