They also making cracking rum, both the white, clean, brightly clear varieties and the darker, spiced or aged varieties.
So when I found out that Mauritian supper club chef and fellow blogger Yummy Choo was hosting a Mauritian themed popup, including a rum tasting, how could I not go? It's this Sunday, so if you've any sense at all I suggest you buy a ticket and come and discover how awesome Mauritian food is (whilst getting a little bit drunk on rum).
Here's the menu to whet your appetite
*Two Pink Pigeon Rum Cocktails*
* Rum Tasting & Talk (Sample 3 rums) *
* Shot of NEW Mauritian Penny Blue Rum
Yummy Choo Mauritian Tasting Menu (Street Food Style Dishes)
Gateaux Piment (split pea chilli cakes, pictured above), Coriander Satini & Salad
Mini Fresh Puri, Shrimp Rougaille (spicy creole tomoto sauce) Spring Onion & Coriander
Mauritian Cari Poulet (Fragrant, spiced chicken curry with cinnamon & Mauritian masala), Spiced Pilau Rice, Fresh Coconut Satini (tamarind, red chilli and sugar)
Fish Vindaye (pickled mustard fish, onion & green chilli) Coconut & Spinach Dhall
Rum Bananas (using Pink Pigeon vanilla rum of course!), Coconut Creme
Bedford & Strand, 1A Bedford Street
Tickets: £37.75 incs all booking fees