6 Mar 2018

STRAWBERRIES AND MELONS A FRUIT FESTIVAL

Each week a fruit festival took place in our hotel in Egypt. As we stayed two weeks we were lucky to attend two fruit festivals one with strawberries and one week later with melons.





It started by a procession with cooks carrying the enormous tray with the strawberries on, followed by Egyptian musicians



It was very cheerful !



Then the tray was put on a huge table



and people were running to see the event listen to the music and then picked up the strawberry cakes, salads and skewers






I had never seen such a lot of strawberries in my whole life !




Everything was eaten up in no time and the strawberries were delicious, so juicy (but not with water) and tasted the sunshine and real strawberries, not what I find here in our supermarkets !


The following week was the turn of melons. I could watch the preparations from my beachbed



A table with different colored cocktails all with melon juice was dressed and then the tray arrived the same way as the strawberries.



The procession arrives








It really looked very beautiful and the melons were so tasty !! again no comparison to those who are sold labelled "organic" I think only the price is organic, same with the strawberries.





The leader of our animation team had a lot of fun with the musicians and danced, and again everything disappeared very quickly !



and for those who were a little late, there was nothing left !




more participants here

10 comments:

Mara said...

Those strawberry cake things look just yummy, I wouldn't mind to have a taste of one of those.

Fun60 said...

My mouth is watering reading your description of those delicious sweet strawberries.

Lady Fi said...

What delicious fun!

Andrew said...

I don't know. We found fruit in Hungary, Germany and Austria just superb compared to what we get here in Australia where the focus is on being able to stand up to long distance transport and storage. Fruit was also really good in Spain and Portugal. Even in England I thought the fruit was better.

Wendy said...

It all looks lovely and must have kept the kitchen staff busy for hours!

mamasmercantile said...

Both looked like great feasts and fun to mix and meet other people.

Tamago said...

Wow, it’s gonna be impossible not to eat too much there :-) So gorgeous and grand. Those fruit plates deserve the whole orchestra!

Lea said...

I love all kinds of fruit, but as you said, sometimes the taste is sadly lacking in flavor.
Great photos!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Strawberries and melons, summer food! You've got me being a bit impatient for for summer. Thanks for sharing your fun. :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Gattina...what amazing photos and wonderful colours.
Hugs from here.
Kay
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