Yesterday I was going through some of my photos and I stumbled onto one that made me extremely hungry. I know you know what I mean. Photos have a way of making you relive the experience – you remember the atmosphere, what led to the moment the photo was taken and even what happened after! That is how I felt with this particular photo. This photo was taken at Sarova Panafric Flame Tree Restaurant when I had gone to try out their Sunday Brunch.
Every time I look at it I remember that Sunday afternoon. It was 6th May- Mother’s Day to be precise. Yes, I know that was two months ago but the experience was so memorable I am still thinking about it today. It was mommy’s day out. Dad hang out with the baby while mommy and my sister (auntie extraordinaire) went to have a good time 😊. Seriously though, anyone who is a mom knows how precious a few hours away from home is. No one to follow you to the bathroom, no diapers to change and definitely no nursery rhymes playing on repeat. We got to Sarova Panafric at around 1:30pm and I could hear the jazz music from the parking lot. You know it’s going to be a good Sunday afternoon when there is a live band playing jazz.
The moment we sat down, these beautiful fruity drinks were placed in front of us. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called but I know it was a cocktail juice of some sort. What I remember though was the burst of flavors I felt the moment I took a sip. It tasted like something you should drink while seated at the beach staring at the ocean. Speaking of which, I could use a vacation right about now. God, I’m just putting this out there because I know you answer prayer 😊
Where was I? Yes. Cocktail fruit juice that is life changing. To be honest I did not start with soup and a starter. The moment I walked around the food stations I knew I was not going to get myself full on soup. Who needs soup when the salad bar is so colorful you want to camp there and there are at least four food stations without counting the dessert station! What stood out for me though was the service. From the moment you walk in the maître d is there with her charming smile. The waiters are always close by to ask if you’d like some more juice, or would you prefer wine ma’am? The entire experience was nothing short of amazing. Let me just say when we left I felt like crying. You know how when you wake up you already look forward to the next time you will be in bed again? Yeah. That is how you feel when you leave the brunch. But don’t take my word for it. Go try it out yourself. In the meantime, enjoy the photos.
Author: Wanjiru Kihusa
I am Wanjiru Kihusa and I’m a writer and founder of Still A Mum – an organization that seeks to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Africa. I am especially passionate about women and children.
I blog to share my thoughts and experiences hoping that in the process someone will learn from my life.