23 Feb Bistro du Peuple, Melbourne CBD
I know very little about Mauritius, let alone its food, so finding and trying a restaurant in Melbourne serving Mauritian food offered an exciting prospect. Mauritius is a small island east of Madagascar and the cuisine there has been subject to French, Chinese and Indian influences.
A number of dishes are ordered to share. Creole spiced fried octopus is very peppery. There are also taro fritters, which turn out to be dense balls of taro accompanied by a tomato and coriander chutney, and authentic tasting samoussas filled with vegetable curry. One of the specials, a salmon and zucchini stack, is also called for and it’s tasty and satisfying.
Pop into Bistro du Peuple for casual drinks or an exploration of Mauritian cuisine.
Bistro du Peuple
Shop 5, 10 Bligh Place
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
(03) 9620 7177