What a great May it has been in Corfu.
Starting with Easter on the 5th - friends, good weather and great food. It
all started with midnight mass. We went to our nearby Church at Loustri. The
locals and a few tourists were outside the with candles - even the non
religious were surely moved.
Easter morning was spent preparing the
feast! Spit roasted goat, lamb and wild boar were on the menu.
local Priest came down - he said he could smell the cooking! He joined us for
a meal and gave the Taverna a quick blessing!
Taverna Agni News
After a busy Easter, it went a little quiet.
The first two weeks of May saw an almost empty beach and a relaxed Taverna.
Things soon picked up though for the remaining weeks of May. The weather to
be honest has been a little bit mixed. The middle of May was rainy. Still many enjoyed a long afternoon at the Taverna sheltering
from the rain while we sampled copious bottles of wine - all in the name of
selected new wines for the menu!
The boat taxi from St Stephanos and Kalami
started a little late this year but it is now running full steam ahead.
evening it is being very well supported. Captain Lucas seems to be coping
well - especially when taking home certain inebriated punters! What a
wonderful way to go out for a meal - being collected by a water taxi -
enjoy fine food and then return without the worry of driving!
The new 'Blue tooth' network at the Taverna
is now working! - For those of you saying - Blue what~! No it is not a new
item on the menu, it is a wireless internet access system that I have added
to the Taverna! Each evening I hand out my trusty laptop so that
people can 'chat' on the web site! It does surprise many to be sitting in a
traditional Greek Taverna and be offered such service! Of note, those who
have found our web site and then visited during May are pleased to find that Agni
bay is even more beautiful and unspoilt that this site suggests! - The jetty
cam picture does not do the bay justice - they comment! I am trying to
keep 'computerisation' at the Taverna in perspective - so that we do not
traditional feel and personal touch to the Taverna - and keep the computers in
Kumquats a small lozenge shaped fruit tasting of a cross between an orange and a grapefruit flourish on Corfu. They originate in Asia and were introduced to Corfu during the occupation by the British! The 'peel' of the fruit can be eaten as it is very soft. Local Corfiots
seized on the opportunity, once they realized that the fruit could be fermented and distilled! The main Kumquat distillery is located on the main Paleokastritsas road. There is a tour which includes free tasting! As well as liquors
there are sweets and marmalades. Many 'tourist' shops sell Kumquat products as souvenirs - the most famous is located next to the Achillion Palace.