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La Reunion's Best Bits

Posted: 29/11/2012 12:10

The French have a secret, and it's called La Réunion. Floating in the Indian Ocean, it's an Island like no other. Sure it has the beaches and constant sunshine, but the landscape is something unexpected. Upon arrival you are greeted with jagged mountains, burning volcanoes and lush tropical forests - it's as if you've arrived on the set of Jurassic Park. And what could possibly make this destination any more rewarding? Well it's the culture, bobbing close to Africa and India and with a heavy influence from China and its heritage of France; it's an eclectic mix, which makes La Réunion one of Black Tomato's must got to destinations.

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Balancing in the shadows of its neighbours and the French tradition La Réunion has, this is a culinary experience not to be second guessed. Hearty Creole cuisine is all over La Réunion, infused with local spices and freshly caught game; it’s just waiting for you to tuck in. We suggest sampling the Bredes. They are edible leaves cooked in a variety of ways; either in water to create a soup, or try them with spices scattered over and cooked on rapid fire. It’s a treat even the biggest of meat eaters can’t refuse.
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