Last Sunday I went to my very first brunch with les Zoli Bloguettes.
Zoli Bloguettes is a community of Mauritian women bloggers, each one of us with our own unique personalities, contributing towards women empowerment and development. It also aims at promoting local artisans.
We were 15 girls in total at the brunch including Geraldine, the owner of the restaurant. She was also one of the sponsors. Some of the girls are food bloggers, some lifestyle bloggers like me and some entrepreneurs. The event was organised by Tasha, the founder of Zoli Bloguettes and it was held at EAT WITH FINGERS, a vegan restaurant in Grand Baie.
Tasha allowed a few minutes for us to settle and interact with the other girls. Some of the girls were taking pictures of the beautiful set-up and some ambling around with their Lemon iced tea and Sangria in hand looking at the decor. We then started the brunch with a ‘tour de table’ – we briefly introduced ourselves.
The menu was beautifully crafted and I was all agog to try them. We had mini toasts with a choice of pesto and tomato sauce as starter as well as my all-time favorite hummus garnished with pretzels and sliced cucumbers as dipping sticks. For the main course, Geraldine held a creative mini cooking workshop teaching us the art of making quick vegan pizzas with tortilla wraps, vegan cheese and veg ham. There were also wraps and lasagna on the menu but since our tummies were all full, Geraldine packed the lasagna for us. There’s always room for a little bit of dessert. Out of a choice between banana Oreo smoothie and vegan brownie, we all opted for the latter.
This was my first visit to Eat With Fingers. I had a wondrous meal that left me swooning for more vegan dishes.
Additionally the sponsors spoilt us with a tote bag (from Grafitag_prod & Zoli Bloguette) filled with amazing locally crafted goodies. I received a notepad from Esafodaz, a pretty shell necklace by Keshini_kreation , a key-ring from Grafitag_prod, a coaster from Kotpiale, a macrame key-ring from Bloom_etc and Eco plates from Outgrowingmauritius.
The brunch concluded with a round of laughter, a group picture and suggestions for the upcoming events. Even though the idea of socializing always scares me, I felt totally comfortable throughout the event and left feeling a lot more confident. It was incredible to share our experiences and to surround ourselves with people who inspire us.
It’s definitely the start to new ventures and collaborations 😊
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