Breakfast at Chateau de Bel Ombre

I am definitely a morning person who really appreciates a thoughtful and exciting breakfast menu which was what we were treated to in Chateau de Bel Ombre whilst staying at Heritage Villas. One either sits inside the chateau itself or on its exquisite terrace looking over the fountains and golf course.

The tables were beautifully laid with lovely white porcelaine. We were seated on the terrace and began our breakfast taking in the vista. All started well with coffee for me and a pot of hot chocolate for Jasmine.

Especially for guests on a week’s stay the menu had plenty of choice:

Baker basket
Cereal
Yoghurt
Fruit platter
Eggs- fried eggs, scrambled burrito, eggs benedict,
Mama Creole omlette (fluffy omlette with green chili, scallions, pomme d’amour, peppers)
Eggs, hash brown and bacon
Onions served with grilled lamb kofkas
Steak N Egg burger

Kids choice
Buttermik pancakes with chocolate sauce, local honey, red fruit coulis or nutella
scrambled egg on toast with boerwoerst

 

I am however always disappointed when breakfast is served in the wrong order; such as when the yogurt or cereal arrive after the cooked breakfast or the pastry basket is taken away when the cooked breakfast arrives! Everyone enjoys this meal in their own way and I wished the staff would have simply asked, if that is not the case if you are staying I would urge you to make it clear in which order you would like it in before it begins.

Otherwise our experience at Chateau Bel Ombre was excellent. I chose the Mama Creole omelette and savored the spicy delights of Mauritius a highlight of my day and Jasmine chose her favorite eggs, hash brown and bacon.

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4 Comments

  1. Lilian

     /  February 22, 2012

    Take me with you next time. Lilia

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  2. Lovely blog, Julie. Mauritius is on my list for next year. With any luck, I’ll get there!

    We’re both in the Travel Bloggers group on LI. I go wherever there is good chocolate.

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    • Thanks for your comments and encouragement Doreen and look forward to advising you on your trip to Mauritius next year. A great location to combine with a trip to Africa if you are coming from Canada. Not much handmade chocolate in Mauritius and the tropical temperature is not chocolate’s friend. Most of the chocolate in the shops comes from South Africa or UK and at the airport duty free the yummy Swiss chocolate is a firm favourite. Any tips for keeping chocolate in a tropical climate apart from eating it as soon as possible?

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