JOHANNESBURG, NOV. 14 – Brent Owens delicate taste for cuisine has allowed him to travel around the globe in search for the World’s perfect dishes.
Following on from his travels through South Africa on his show Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped, he now travels around the paradise island of Mauritius, trying out every bit of food he can get his hands on.
Produced by local production company, Oxyg3n Media, Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius starts off with Brent tasting unique Mauritian curry, and decides to try his own hand at a fusion bunny chow – mixing textures and tastes he gathered from his trip through SA.
He starts his next day with some adrenaline pumping sea karting on the West Coast of the Island, and then heads to the home of Manuella to have an Otentik Creole experience with her and her family.
This experience allows him to try a mix of African and European cuisines influenced by Asia, Creole cuisine – which is a delicious, colourful melting pot of flavours, will this taste live up to his expectations? Then, his guide, Denis, teaches him more about the unique Hindu culture of Mauritius.
We also get to see Brent hanging out with Chef Michael Scioli who shows him how to prepare a specialised French seafood dish using ingredients straight from the hotel’s garden. He then learns that sugar is known as the Mauritian Miracle, so Brent heads to the cane fields for some fun cane cutting.
In the final episode, Brent looks back on his time in Mauritius, everything he’s learnt, the laughs, the people, as well as the food. Co-existence amongst the Indian, African, European and Chinese locals has led to a sharing of cultures and values, giving the Mauritians a great sense of national pride.
An island commonly associated with coconuts and cocktails has proven to be so much deeper and after being welcomed into homes, sacred places of worship and given family cooking secrets, Brent is left feeling like he is part of the Mauritian family.
Catch Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) from Sunday, 18 November at 18:00 to follow his taste travels through the country. – email@example.com