The Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience has something for all tastes - pic supplied
If you're a food who likes good music then you need to chill at the  Mayors Garden in Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg where the Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience is happening

The phrase “Chilla Nathi” is a slang word which means “relax with us” and that's exactly what the organisers want you to do.

Founded by Ndumiso Mthethwa, Sbonga Shelembe, Shaun Makhanya and Sbusiso Ngobese, this event has a mouth watering food market which allows visitors to engage with chefs and showcases an array of local culinary talent.

Shelembe says Chilla Nathi aims to be the ultimate family outdoor experience bursting with good food, art, wine and craft beer and of course mixed with good music.

Over the years Chilla Nathi evolved into  a quarterly event but with growing demand, particularly from the vendors — they were prompted to host it on a monthly basis. 

The event is just a year old but has been hosted six times.

Sweet treats are also on offer at Chilla Nathi - pic supplied

Great eats

Visitors can expect more than forty-five stalls at this weekend's event.

Make sure you go hungry because Pretty Drinks, Pink peppers POP Up, Gia Cuisine, Food by Thobs, Hlophe Gourmet Shisanyama, Black Soil, Mbaliwethu Foods, The Foodies and Delicious Sips will all be there

On the menue is gourmet burgers, sushi, cakes, lamb rolls, corn dogs with wedges, chicken livers and garlic bread and fried rice with chicken wings just to name a few.

The Chilla Nathi Cookout Experience will be held In Mayors Garden, Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg, opposite the Oval Cricket Stadium, on Sunday 28 January.

The cover charge is R20 for adults and free for children below twelve-years.