Pete Goffe-Wood, chef and TV show judge
I’m always on the lookout for new food experiences. I travel with food in mind wherever I go. The most delightful dish I’ve ever eaten was at the Nielsen Park Kiosk in Sydney, Australia. It was owned by an elderly Italian couple. The meal was spaghetti with squid and truffle fish. I was completely blown away, also by the whole setting. I have fond memories of staying in hotels in Umhlanga around Christmas time as a child and eating lavish buffets, with different themes and menus every night. I think that led to my interest in food. I often go along the Breede River Valley. It’s undisturbed and remote – no noisy restaurants, overflowing bars or shining lights. A lovely getaway. I always look forward to going to Bangkok and Budapest. Thailand is the only country in all of Southeast Asia where the cuisine has not been influenced by another country. And Budapest has some of the most amazing restaurants. The Ultimate Braai Master is a fantastic road trip of about 7 000 kilometres over six weeks. Last season, the only place I’d been before was Cape St Francis; all the other places were new for me and I was in awe of them. One place in SA everyone should visit is the Wild Coast. Mbotyi River Lodge is a pristine and untouched paradise. Ultimate Braai Master (season six) starts shooting this month. Look out for them on the road!