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KhemaHow Brunch Saved the Weekend!

Brunch has become a traditional time to go out and enjoy a full meal in the late morning or early afternoon with friends and booze. But how did brunch become part of our weekly treat? One of the most interesting parts of brunch is its origin. Although first published in England, the concept of brunch has become part of our cuisine’s history. This meal will forever be embedded in history as the meal that helped the weekends with bacon, eggs, movement in the women’s workforce, and recovering debauchery. Everyone knows that the word “brunch” is a mixture of the words…

KhemaA Wine for the Devil’s Throat

“The ancient Egyptians believed the god Anubis met each of us on the other side, and that he stood before a great scale on which our hearts were set. There each was weighed, tested for its worth. Was this the heart I wanted measured? “ Victor LaValle Anubis Anubis was an important deity to the Egyptians, depicted as a canine or a man with a canine’s head: he was the god of death and all pertaining to it, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the underworld. Anubis was the protector of graves, the one who would guide your soul…

KhemaThe Eternal Lunch

“The sweetness of food does not last long, but the sweetness of good words do.” Thai Proverb Whilst I lived in Thailand some time ago, I became very fond of a local saying taught to me by my Thai friends; I cherished it, mostly because I could observe it in action almost every day. The saying went something like this: ‘Thais eat five meals a day with snacks in between and when we are not eating, we are thinking about our next meal’, this often preceded the additional comment; ‘it’s only funny because it’s true!’ Few could blame them, Thai…

BlogsKhema is on the Go

The Clothes Iron Flatiron Meridian Cambodia is a state-of-the-art, integrated development that incorporates prime office space, hospitality, and over 300 units of five-star, serviced residence. This new Phnom Penh landmark is inspired by the iconic Flatiron building located at 175 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan, New York City. The original Flatiron was designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Dinkelberg; it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in1902. The NYC Flatiron building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street. The name “Flatiron” derives from its resemblance to a…

KhemaCharcuterie Chic

There is nothing quite like an extensive charcuterie board, resplendent with all the trimmings and accompanied by a bottle of good wine, to excite one with the promise of a deep satisfaction to come. Charcuterie boards are -in the words of one of my hipster friends- ‘super-trendy’ right now. I use the term hipsters here not in the sense of the 1950s and 1960s beatniks or hepcats, but in the sense of the modern nostalgia miners who Chi Luu of Lingua Obscura describes as a sub-culture who “enjoy fossicking around in the past for cultural items, in an effort to…

BlogsLove is in the air!

While we acknowledge that cooking for your loved one can be a most romantic and wholesome event, we at Thalias also realise that there is a real appeal to leaving your cares behind and spending a Valentine’s Dinner catered to and pampered this February 14. Don’t worry about the overcooked steak or the wine pairing, we have that all covered for you! Discover below the delicious menus we have crafted to help you and your significant other celebrate your adoration. Spend an elegant evening with your beloved at Topaz. Intimately lit by candlelight, let our staff cater to your needs…

KhemaLa Chandeleur

“…sprinkled with sugar and eaten hot, they form an exquisite dish. They have a golden hue and are tempting to eat. Thin and transparent like muslin, their edges are trimmed to resemble fine lace. They are so light that after a good dinner, a man from Agen is still willing to sample three or four dozen of them! Crêpes form an integral part of every family celebration. Served with white wine, they take pride of place on all joyful occasions.” Anatole Francois Thibault, ‘To Better Times’ 1906 La Chandeleur, or ‘Candlemas’ in English, is a Christian holiday marking the presentation…

KhemaMr Boubier’s Butter

Rue de Mont Blanc, Geneva For the past 92 years, a charming little Cafe at #26, Rue de Mont-Blanc, just a short walk across the Rue de Cornavin from Geneva Central Station, (today wedged between a Starbucks, a Five Guys hamburger joint and a McDonalds), Café de Paris has been serving a simple dish with a complex secret, one that has seen it become an institution in Geneva and it fame and fortune all over the world. In 1981, the American novelist, Paul Erdman, wrote in ‘The Last Days of America’: “We went to a restaurant near the station, the…

BlogsLe Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre – New Year Eve

“Pleasure without champagne is purely artificial.” Oscar Wilde On New Year’s Eve, Saint-Sylvestre, réveillon, is the French New Year’s eve party, usually held with family and friends it can be anything from a soiree at home or a gala ball full of costumes, glamour and dancing. This is France we are talking about and so, of course there is a magnificent meal of many courses, much wine and much revelry that must continue until well past midnight and well into the New Year’s Day. Champagne flows throughout the evening; there may be other fine wines with the food and brandy…
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