Sunday, June 26, 2005

Spanakopita, souvlaki and churros?

Nick from The Barber Shop encouraged us to join in on the Greek Day festivities of feasting, dancing and music. We grazed on all sorts of Greek fare including baklava and cheered Nick on as he spun and leapt effortlessly around the stage while performing a traditional Greek folk dance. Opa! I now understand how he mastered his finesse to spin around the barber chair with his clippers.

As we were walking through the horde of people, we noticed a shop selling churros, a delectable Spanish donut. The queue at Churrolicious was all the way out the door, but we decided to give it a whirl anyway. It was well worth the 30 minute wait because Jesee was euphoric with childhood memories of Mallorca as he bit into this delicious sugar-coated donut. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and best of all, it wasn't greasy! The recipe and the machine come directly from Spain, hence its authentic flavour, texture and appearance.

Undoubtedly, this cozy little shop attracts many Spanish and South American ex-pats looking for a taste of home. An afternoon of Mediterranean culture for less than twenty Euro!

*Note: This is NOT to be compared with the less than adequate versions found in Disneyland.