9 October 2012 by Luke McCormick
Double Michelin star London chef Tom Aikens will be cooking up a storm at the prestigious Royal Palm in Mauritius from 25 to 27 March 2013.
For three days Tom will be presenting his innovative and creative style of modern French cookery in a series of cooking master classes.
Guests will be able to join the classes and enjoy private four-course dinners prepared by the celebrity chef.
Tom is dedicated to serving ethically sourced, seasonal ingredients of the highest quality, and will be working with the Royal Palm and the island's local suppliers to re-craft his acclaimed signature dishes and give them a Mauritian-inspired twist.
The exclusive event will conclude with champagne on the beach and a demonstration of Mauritian cuisine hosted by both Tom Aikens and Royal Palm's award-winning French chef, Michel de Matteis.
Here, guests will discover the fusion of flavours that creates Mauritius' complex gastronomy, a melting pot of Indian, Creole, Chinese, European influences that trace the island's heritage.
Tom said: "I'm very much looking forward to visiting Royal Palm and working alongside Chef Michel de Matteis."
"It is a great honour to partner with a leading gastronomic hotel and have the opportunity to offer guests my style of cuisine with a Mauritian twist incorporating local spices and vanilla, for which the island is famous for."
"I'm sure I will learn a few things along the way too!"