Indian food which was seriously amazing from Chef Rahul Kulkarni. The menu had classics for mains, starters with some fusion and delightful twists, and the best part was dessert!
While at Simply India, I decided to try the signature Bloody Mary of the St Regis Mauritius which was the La Belle Creole Mary.
This is how it is described on the menu:
Inspired by the warm currents of the Indian Ocean, La Belle Creole Mary is an interpretation of the traditions of this tropical paradise. Signature touches such as plantation rum
tomato juice and aloe vera juice evoke inspired memories of this extraordinary destination.
Trust me it was so delicious and invoked happy tropical dreams.
We had pappadums to start with which came with a choice of interesting, but tasty chutneys.
Amit went for the Shammi Shikampuri for his starters, which was lamb cutlets with a savoury chutney.
I went for the paneer, kalamata olives and bell paper chutney. This was presented in a quirky way and was well seasoned and marinated.
For mains we had a butter chicken curry, which is one of my absolute favourite mains to order in an Indian restaurant. Either it can be really lovely and indulgent or oily and distasteful, and in this case it was delectable.
We also tried the Chettinad chicken curry, which was full flavoured and I could taste curry leaves, which is one of my favourite ingredients.
We had some buttered naan to accompany the curries and these were lovely and thin. Just how I like them!
Then the dessert trolley came round and the waiter explained each dish available. It was presented so beautifully I really wish I had thought to take a picture!
I went for the Gulab Jamun cheesecake which was so good, just the right amount of sweetness and the perfectly sized portion.
Amit went for the saffron rasmalai which was also very lush!
If you are visiting Mauritius, or staying at the St Regis, I really recommend dinner at Simply India. The food is exquisite, the choice is fantastic and the service is fabulous. It was seriously good Indian food.
The nicest touch is that Chef Rahul personally comes out and talks to each table, which I thought was superb.
For more information, go to: http://www.simplyindiarestaurant.com