After a day of exploring Mahe, I was looking forward to dinner at Trader Vic’s, an international branded concept restaurant and bar, based within the five-star, blissful surroundings of The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach retreat.
Trader Vic’s is a stylish tropical-themed restaurant with Polynesian cuisine, rum-laced cocktails, Latin sounds and island-fused décor. It’s home to the famous Mai Tai cocktail, created back in 1944 and literally, means “the best”. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the menu is a mixture of diverse tastes of world cuisine, using a Chinese wood fire which was a dramatic centrepiece within the restaurant that allows diners to witness their food being cooked to absolute perfection.
I started with a Puerto Principe which was a creamy Pineapple mocktail that tasted heavenly. For the hors d’oeuvre, I went for the signature Cosmo Tidbits which was an attractive sharing platter that consisted of small, tasty Crispy prawns, crab Rangoon, Char siu pork and BBQ spare ribs. This was followed swiftly by some Beef Cho-Cho which was rare beef skewers and ginger Sake sauce on a flaming Hibachi.
For my main, I opted to try the fabulous Crispy Duck roll, which consisted of a moreish five-spice marinated duck, mu shu pancakes, scallions, cucumber and a tangy homemade plum sauce that went down well.
Next was a sumptuous 14oz “New York” striploin steak with Lyonnaise potatoes and creamy spinach, closely followed by an Indonesian Rack of Lamb which was Sate and onion marinated, Singapore-style curried rice noodles, BBQ pineapple, mango chutney and peanut butter sauce.
At this stage, I was absolutely full due to the outstanding cuisine on offer at Trader Vic’s, and although the incredibly efficient and friendly staff tried to tempt me with their signature Strawberry Rum Baba dessert which was made up of Trader Vic’s dark rum, strawberries and chocolate cake, I had to politely decline.
Traders Vic’s is simply a food paradise with an incredible selection of drinks and cocktails on offer. The laid back ambience, excellent service and welcoming staff ensured my experience at Trader Vic’s was truly memorable.
In short, luxury in the Seychelles is on a remarkable level, and it’s no wonder why this little slice of paradise set in the Indian Ocean is simply known as the ‘Garden of Eden. The Seychelles supply peace, tranquillity, incredible cuisine, flawless beaches and some of the rarest flora and fauna on the planet. This is a destination that truly appeals to the discerning solo traveller, couples, families and honeymooners searching for that unforgettable travel experience.
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Trader Vic’s Restaurant – Mahe
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