Reflecting on the beauty of the island of Mauritius, the American writer Mark Twain once said: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.” With its palm-fringed beaches, sapphire seas and polychromatic reef life is it any wonder that the “island where God practised creating Eden”, attracts hundreds of thousands of people to its celestial shores year on year. What’s more, Mauritius is a melting pot of culture, drawing influences from Africa, Europe, China and India. So, as you can imagine, when it comes to the food, Mauritian cuisine is in a league of its own.