The Gunpowder Room is a recognised national monument that dates back to 19th century, French colonial times. It can seat up to six couples for an intimate dining experience, and also hosts local rum and wine tasting sessions. The menu features traditional Mauritian and contemporary Japanese cuisine, served on different nights, according to schedule.
We opted for the Omakase menu, prepared by the 21 year old inhouse Chef and our tastebuds were duly rewarded! Omakase (お任せ) is a Japanese phrase that means ‘I’ll leave it to you’. In Japan, the term is used to give the Chef complete power over the culinary journey ahead which results in a diverse range of small and extravagant compositions.
This style of dining essentially offers the Chef the choice of what to serve you based on what he feels best, while using the freshest ingredients is available. Expect the Chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. The meal can be likened to an artistic performance.
The Omakase is the beating heart of Umami – a quintessential dining experience full of surprise, innovation and dedication. The theme is neither traditionally Japanese, nor European; it’s Umami – an unique fusion intended to seduce you with unparalleled taste. Trust in the Chef – go ‘Omakase’
Robusutā sashimi and gunkan of robusutā (lobster) gari shoga vinaigrette
Ebi tempura maki and Kraken (squid) ink ebi (prawn) nigiri yuzu dressing
Shake (salmon) maki and sashimi teriyaki sauce
Maguro (tuna) sashimi and nigiri, miso vinaigrette
Cured miso duck and foie gras maki soy truffle
Guacamole maki crusted with spicy tortillas and avocado nigiri caramelized with muscovado
Misoshiru with wakame and tofu
Yakitori selection Ebi (prawn), sakana (fish), toriniku (chicken), gyuuniku (beef) asparagus, zucchini and mushroom, yaki onigiri with ponzu sauce
Green tea panna cotta crystalised yuzu emulsion
Sencha traditional Japanese green tea
Genmaicha blend of Japanese green tea, roasted rice and popped rice
Hojicha roasted Japanese green tea
Akashi Tai Honjozo a discrete nose with lime, lemon and straw notes
Akashi Tai Honjozo Genshu waxy, woody and white flowers with a pink grapefruit finish
Akashi Tai Junmai Daiginjo balance of lemon and bitter orange flavours with a long lasting finish