Is the volcanic ash doing us a favour?

Chef Caro scores some serious tuna out of it all.

22 Apr 2010

So we’ve all heard about the lurid cloud of volcanic ash that is hanging over Europe. What a pa-lava.

Fabulous for the lucky travelers who get to stay in beautiful  SA with a few more days of their hols. Dire for others who have no more cash, but hey, there are much worse places to be.

Some happily stranded friends had a lovely dinner the other night and guess what was on the menu?

Tuna, fresh tuna, bought off the boat in Kalk Bay that day tuna… whole. And for R250 for the fish and it was massive. A rarity indeed. I have given up buying it as it has become stupid expensive.

We were all grinning from ear to ear as we sucked down deep pink sashimi for starters and the beautifully rare steaks for mains, webered on the lovely warm fire in the back.

Why so cheap? We think the tuna was also scheduled to fly to foreign shores but also missed its connecting flight and was rescued by a friend in Kalk Bay. I’m positive it much preferred being guzzled in its home town rather than in some faraway place.

So get your asses down to Kalk Bay and any other fishing harbours, my feelings are that there are a few more days left of this lucky break.

I realise that this is just the tip of the glacier that is the crisis of export that has come to a grinding halt all over the world, but hey, why not take advantage?

Any other explosive deals going?


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