Following our lovely Sunday breakfast, we enjoyed the rest of the morning bustling amongst the crowd and fresh food at the famous Queen Victoria Markets.
Off the rustic trams and into the high ceiling indoor markets, we started at the Delicatessen section – blue, white, soft, hard, shelled and holed cheeses; cured meats and loops of sausages; dried fruit and nuts; flours; fresh fruit and vegetable juices and hot skewers of meat; flaky cheese Borek; and sweet cakes, slices and biscuits.
Into the fresh fruit and vegetable shed – purple, white, yellow, dark and light green leaves; spherical, oblong, rough and smooth fruit; fresh bouquets of herbs…bliss!
There were many more stalls out in the open that day and so we continued our adventure to discover the celebrations of a Portugal Festival. Smoky open grills with charred and sizzling fish, chicken and pork; yolky and sweet Portugese Egg Tarts and crystal covered Portugese Donuts; tender and saucy Paella with soft pulled meat all united with the national gold, red and green.
Always an enjoyable trip, but all too soon we slowly made our way into the city before we ruined our much awaited lunch at Mamasita.