The chilla nathi experience

By Drum Digital
18 May 2018

Here are some of the highlights and candid snaps taken at the recent White Star Cookout event

DRUM readers and White Star lovers enjoyed the ultimate #SundayFunDay at the first anniversary of the Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience. If you missed out on the big event, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next one. 

What went down? Hundreds of partygoers flocked to Mayor's Garden in Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg, on Sunday 6 May and enjoyed a “chill-out” like no other. It was a celebration of family, fun and food – coupled with great music and an even better vibe.

Fifteen of our lucky DRUM readers and their plus-ones, who entered the White Star competition as seen in DRUM magazine, were also in attendance and got the VIP treatment with drinks and snacks galore.

Guests danced and mingled while shopping an array of crafts, jewellery and stylish threads. Drinks and music flowed, with smooth sounds compliments of DJ Msizi Shembe, while palates were treated to an assortment of delicacies on offer made by talented chefs. Chef Muzi stole the show, transforming the everyday staple maize meal simply enjoyed as “pap” or “uphuthu” – and added a tasty twist.

He also provided expert tips to captivated onlookers who sampled his “pap ball” – aka a meatball with a maizey kick. The bite-sized snack was made of meat, White Star Maize Meal and a dash of seasoning for good measure. A simple little bit of heaven that many will be recreating at home.

While the event was scheduled to end at 9pm, event-goers were intent to stay and enjoy all the festivities way after. White Star proved they aren’t just unrivalled when it comes to maize meal – they sure know how to throw an event and DRUM readers definitely know how to party!

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