Posted by: gypsytales | February 28, 2009

Chief’s Boma – Indaba Hotel – Fourways

Chief’s Boma Restaurant

Chief's Boma Restaurant

Chief's Boma Restaurant

Characterised by African décor and an eclectic assortment of artefacts, Chief’s Boma is a themed restaurant at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways.

Beaded Wall Decorations

Beaded Wall Decorations

Order sundowners before dinner, and dissolve into the deep, Nguni cowhide chairs or

Nguni cowhide chair

Nguni cowhide chair

 comfortable couches, offering a respite from the day’s activities.  The authentic pygmy bed, now masquerading as a coffee table, is certainly a conversation starter.  Stretching out from this secluded alcove is a wooden deck that overlooks a small wetland surrounded by bull-rushes and indigenous plants and low trees.  The restaurant’s thatch roof, under girded by gum poles creates the illusion of volumes of space, while the rich hues and textures of red earth, Sahara sand, orange clay and coppers and golds wrap around one like the folds of a Matabele blanket.

As dusk, unobtrusively sips the remaining daylight, logs in the open fire pit are kindled to provide light and warmth.  The Marimba band begins to play; smooth sounds emanate from their rustic percussion instruments and Djembe drums.

Pygmy Bed

Pygmy Bed

For those of you with an adventurous palate seeking a buffet option that is slightly out of the ordinary, then Chief’s Boma is the definitive choice.  The idea is to grab a tin plate and personally select the cut of uncooked meat that takes your fancy.  Apart from the regulars like lamb chops, boerewors and T-bone steaks, there is also crocodile, kudu kebabs, ostrich steaks, warthog and springbok shanks.  While the chef is cooking your selection according to your specifications, head off to the starter counter for a variety of fresh vegetables and salads.  The hot food section of the buffet offers game stew, kudu goulash, Nigerian chicken stew accompanied by samp and beans, rice or dumplings all served in three-legged, cast iron potjie pots. 

A meal is not complete without a little indulgence.  Typical South African desserts include malva pudding and custard, koeksisters or melktert.

Marimba Band

Marimba Band

While the theme is African food, there are plenty of conventional dishes too, suitable for all dietary requirements.  Please bear in mind that the exotic options are season and supplier dependant.

Potjie Pots

Potjie Pots

                                    

Sauces

Sauces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the perfect venue for entertaining overseas guests where they’ll experience traditional food in a sophisticated environment.

The Chief

The Chief

Chief’s Boma Restaurant, William Nicol Drive, Fourways, 011 840-6600

Buffet is R155 per person and two for the price of one on Thursday nights.

 

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