Go ahead and enjoy your croissant dipped in black coffee… Pierre Dukan can get his coat, this is not the place for him !
I tried a salted caramel one in Saint-Pierre. I’ve never been the same since. It changed my life.
This magnificent, juicy, star-shaped fruit has an acidic taste of grapefruit and plum. To die for !
Practically all the island’s cheese is imported. Once you’ve spent the equivalent of 30 rands (2 euros) for a portion of nice runny French camembert, you’ll truly believe that aeroplanes are blessed by the gods.
This local beer brewed at the Bourbon Breweries displays the dodo, for obvious reasons. It is sold in small bottles shaped like cough-syrup bottles and is the ideal drink to enjoy after an adventure such as jumping from a height of 12 metres into the Rivière des Roches. (If you’re an adventurer at heart and you’re visiting Reunion Island, check out Run’Aventures in Saint-Benoît. You won’t be disappointed !)
The chayote is a vegetable originating in South Africa. It belongs to the cucurbitaceae family and has the same texture as the courgette. You’ll find it all over the island, but it tastes even better when it is braised and served in a gratin with white sauce and cheese.