Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hats Off!

This morning I was flipping through drooling over a Mallorcan cookbook that we had brought back from Spain when I came across the recipe for sardines frites.

Luckily, today was the annual Hats Off Day celebration in Burnaby Heights and once again, the Fortuna Bakery was cooking up grilled sardines - a Portuguese specialty.

Everywhere you turned, there was food and music for everyone. This charming eighty-six years young man entertained us on the accordion with his golden fingers all afternoon.

We didn't actually get to polka, but could not help but chime in when he played "Qué Será, Será".

Let us not forget that today was the kick-off of Euro 2008 and Portugal beat Turkey 2 to 1!

*A big screen TV at the back of the bakery kept us all informed!

Like the troopers that we are, Karli and I happily supported the team spirit with makeshift sangrias made with Sumol :)

Coincidentally, June is Portuguese Heritage Month.

A lot of food, a lot of drink and a lot of laughs...happy belly, happy day!