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Kalay Maistry's Blog | South Africa

“The jaw is our best tool to


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

what's there.”

  James Collins

April 25, 2017

Its epic watching owner and Chef Judith, with a well-rehearsed hand, prepare this dessert and it’s a pleasure to eat it! Flames leaping toward the high ceiling create a warm glow. The fragrant aroma of orange and liqueur heating up, adds to the sense of excitement and...

April 11, 2017

I recently went on a family holiday to the Kruger National Park. Call it what you will: a bush break, safari or outdoor adventure. The trip was both a break from the everyday pressures of adulting and a memorable adventure.

March 23, 2017

There is nothing like a trip to the bush to replenish the soul! We lucky to have so many options in South Africa. I am currently on a family holiday in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park.

We opted to drive from Gauteng to the Park. It's a wonderful reminder of t...

March 21, 2017

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." Warren Buffet

Ethics and integrity or the lack there of, bad and good behaviour and a host of other traits can affect reputation, this I saw fir...

March 7, 2017

Rivonia, in particular the strip along Rivonia Boulevard has over the years been home to a Little China Town of its own.  Granted it doesn’t have the history of the Chinese traders who settled along Commissioner Street or the vibrancy and excitement of Cyrildene, but i...

February 28, 2017

Bathed in the Highveld sun, trees laden with ripe fruit just waiting to be picked, the orchard was an inviting sight.  In the centre of the neat rows of trees, very much like a pomegranate, we found splendour.  Think beautifully laid tables, designed menus, thoughtful...

February 21, 2017

Standing at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, I watch Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos warmly greet each other and I was reminded that I am standing among GIANTS!  They are among the last few remaining stalwarts of the anti-Apartheid struggle....

February 13, 2017

II don’t recall the exact date, but it was sometime in August 2008, when my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Like any trauma, you never forget. Her journey to remission was not easy but as a family we came out stronger on the other side of cancer.  Its no surpris...

February 7, 2017

We arrived to a packed restaurant on a rainy summer's evening and got stuck into a cocktail while we waited for our dinner companions.  The Bolton Rd Spritz was refreshing and well made, the Negroni on the other hand tasted of just Campari, despite also containing...

February 3, 2017

Saturday, 4 February is World Cancer Day to mark the day, #ThePinkTableProject will see restaurants around the world hosting special events aimed at raising funds to fight the disease but also to show the importance of good nutrition in cancer prevention.

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