In Summary
  • Not that there is anything wrong with the profession, just that it reminds me a lot of Valentines in that It makes me hope that this is not the only day the professions are happening.
  • Then of course there is the profusion of Mother's Day cards and gifts and special offers to make this one day amazing for the woman who birthed you.

There are many interesting things about Mother's Day, ranging from how, for example, people always feel the need to take to social media and profess their love to their mothers to anyone who will read their statuses.

Not that there is anything wrong with the profession, just that it reminds me a lot of Valentines in that It makes me hope that this is not the only day the professions are happening.

Then of course there is the profusion of Mother's Day cards and gifts and special offers to make this one day amazing for the woman who birthed you.

Also not anything wrong with that, but again, I am hopeful that the gifts are on a regular basis and the joy here is the discount one is getting from something one does regularly.

Now that I've gotten my high hobby horse out of the way, one of my favourite things about Mother's Day – about any holiday, really – is the way restaurants tend to go out of their way to do a themed brunch in honour of the occasion. Sometimes they do this successfully, in that they make an effort to be creative about their offerings and give us something different from the regular brunch they tout.

But more often than not, they just change the colours of the flier, slap on the same price and present it as something deceitfully different from the usual fare. I admit, it annoys me somewhat.

Which is why I was pleasantly surprised when Nyama Mama (the Delta Branch) decided to do a positively delectable Mother's Day spread with a coastal theme that was indeed, decidedly coastal flavoured. I am massively biased towards Nyama Mama, which is always healthy to admit early on, but I'm biased for a reason. I love the service, I love the food. Or maybe I'm just lucky? I was definitely lucky on Sunday!

The Mother's Day brunch had different stations to suit your fancy, spread out all over and even outside of the restaurant, such that even as you walk in, you are seduced by the sizzling nyama choma outside.

SEPARATE MEAT GRILLS

There were two separate meat grills, which proved to be a smart idea, considering the fact that there was a long line for meat. We are truly Kenyan, in case you had any doubts.

Then, to lubricate your throat as you kept walking, was the cocktail station to the right, followed quickly by the mahindi choma station to your left again. Yes, they had mahindi choma.

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