“The world is a book, and those who do not travel

read only

one page.”

Saint Augustine

Sharing my thoughts on food, travel, life and anything that grabs my interest.


Kalay Maistry's Blog | South Africa

“The jaw is our best tool to


philosophical knowledge.”



“Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find

what's there.”

  James Collins

November 27, 2017

At the end of the day I went home with my spirits soaring. I had shared great times, delicious food and drink, while making great new memories - what better way to remember the dead while celebrating the living! I can’t wait for my next “Day of the Dead.”

October 15, 2017

Perched on a hill side, sitting in harmony amongst the natural splendour that characterises the Makuleke Park is The Outpost. A sleek and modern luxury lodge, offering panoramic views of the Luvuvhu River. There are 12 stand alone, spacious suites on offer, featuring t...

September 19, 2017

My French adventures and mis-adventures are amongst some of my most treasured memories. Beyond the boulevards, baguettes and bubbles there are key life lessons to be learnt.

August 25, 2017

Winehouse is consistent: great food, service and a wonderful ambience. I always leave with a smile on my face. It’s no surprise then that Chef de Bruijn and his team, have won the Zomato Users (as voted for by the public) Choice Awards for 2017 for the Joburg region.

August 1, 2017

Walking into Marble Restaurant one is struck by the overall attention to detail, from the marble wall & counter tops, to the shiny and eye catching imported wood fired grill. Then there are the striking commissioned artworks that adorn the walls and the stylish furnish...

July 12, 2017

Street food the world over is finally getting the recognition it so richly deserves. Globalisation, economic transformation and immigration have allowed dishes that would ordinarily be confined to one particular class of people to transcend these societal barriers and...

July 4, 2017

Wombles can rightly claim to be a steak house of distinction. It has and continues to consistently deliver excellent food and service. Executive Chef Nesberth Nhambura, take a bow. I look forward to returning and this time lingering long after my meal, to sit at the fi...

June 13, 2017

On a recent visit to Zimbabwe, where I was a speaker at a conference exploring all things digital, I got a glimpse into the world of a television cooking show. Jip, myself and a group of other conference delegates, including radio personalities, social media influencer...

June 6, 2017

Nature reserves, beaches, lush hills, several world class golfing venues and an endless supply of sunshine, defines this stretch of the Kwazulu Natal South Coast.

May 24, 2017

A flan dish called “sformatino di carciofi e gamberi”, consisting of artichoke cream, grana padano (a hard, slow ripened Italian cheese), flavoured with olive oil and garlic and topped with prawn tails - this dish shot the lights out! The artichoke cream was the perfec...

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