Rare Flying Dodos Land in South Mauritius

Rare Flying Dodos Land in South Mauritius

Up to five types of Flying Dodo craft beer, made in Mauritius, have landed at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort. Nectarologists had feared craft beer was as dead as a dodo in the holiday island.

However, the resort’s sober-as-a-judge General Manager, Pieter van der Hoeven and his staff have managed to capture various types of Flying Dodo, which are not only on display at the resort, but can also be tasted by guests with nothing better to do.

“All my sightseeing plans went the way of the dodo after I discovered these beautiful dark, gold and tan-coloured creatures were alive and well at the Outrigger,” said Herman Holtz a German tourist from Bavaria. “I feel so at home. I’m happy to be grounded along with my dodo friends.”

So popular have the crafty, hoppy Flying Dodos become that the resort’s chef, an empathetic flying Dutchman, has paired these rare beauties with other species.

The results can be seen at the Plantation Club restaurant in the Outrigger, where guests have reported spotting four exquisite Flying Dodo pairings that brought tears of joy to their eyes:  the Czech-style Pilsner with the Bitter Gourd Salad; the Old-Style Belgian Wit Dodo with the Smoked Butter Poached Red Drum Fish; and the Nation’ale Dodo with the Braised Oxtail and Marinated Beef. The heavier (6.3%) Robust Porter Dodo was reported to have been getting on very well with some Chocolate Tart.

Mr van der Hoeven said: “You don’t need binoculars to see these delectable birds at the Outrigger. They just line up before you every night at Bar Bleu or the Plantation Club waiting to be downed.”

However, after a couple of Flying Dodos the General Manager, an Australian of Dutch origin who has culled a few in his time, admitted his main concern was his Dutch chef Geert-Jan Vaartjes. “The Dutch finished off the dodo in the 17th century. I’m afraid they could be about to finish them all off again.”

The BBC has released a documentary about the rare Flying Dodo in Mauritius, which can be seen here.

About Flying Dodo Craft Beers at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

Outrigger has partnered with the Flying Dodo Brewing Company, the only craft beer brewery in Mauritius to provide an evolving variety of locally brewed artisan beers, which are now available by bottle and soon on draught in Bar Bleu at the Outrigger.

The colonial-style Plantation Club restaurant in the Outrigger also offers a four-course craft beer culinary pairing menu in the evenings, in addition to the restaurant’s main menu. The resort’s Executive Chef Geert-Jan Vaartjes will create new dishes for delectable new craft beer pairings each month.

Oscar Olsen, the owner of the Flying Dodo Brewery Company said: “Flying Dodo Brewing Company is a very small craft brewery. We brew with our hands. We are artisans. We are different. We cherish and nurture this difference by inventing new beer recipes every month. It is therefore with humility and pride that we find ourselves at Outrigger Resort, where we feel appreciated. The hotel is offering its guests access to true local artisans. This adds undoubted value to Mauritius as a destination, which has more to offer than sandy beaches. Outrigger goes even further by offering food and beer pairings, which are a novelty in Mauritius. This is the start of an exciting future for us.”

About the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

Opened in April 2014, the stunning deluxe property with 181 sea-facing rooms offers a breathtaking beachfront location alongside the turquoise lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, 45 minutes from the airport, the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort blends the needs of the most sophisticated traveller with the charm and tradition of an early 18th century Mauritian sugar cane plantation. The resort features the locally renowned Plantation Club, famed for its Mauritian dining, a wide choice of relaxed dining outlets, a kids’ club, Navasana Spa (with hammam), and many watersports (kite surfing a specialty). Visit outrigger.com


About Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 68 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 38 properties with approximately 8,000 rooms located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; and the Maldives. For online information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.

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