Sunday, we went to an incredible Ploughman’s lunch/tea at our friend Mark’s holiday rental apartment, Tulstig DelMar in Vilanova i la Geltru. Check out the link for information on renting it! We’ve attended his afternoon teas before and always have so much fun and eat WAY TOO MUCH! This event wasn’t any different.
Tomorrow is Tres Tombs in Vilanova i la Geltru which is why Mark decided to do a Ploughman’s lunch instead of the normal afternoon tea. If you don’t know what a Ploughman’s lunch is please read Mark’s blurb in the photo below. If you don’t know what Tres Tombs is…well stay tuned as Mark, Bob and I are going tomorrow so I will share photos and details.
There were little critters (with big shadows) on the tables to add to the theme of the day.
Our fabulous host Mark telling us about all the lovely drinks available.
We arrived a bit early and chose the sunny table in the corner. We were joined by our friend Patricia (of our wonderful writers’ group) and Barbara (whose daughter June assists Mark at these events). Oh my, what a time we had telling stories and laughing a lot! So much fun. We had great fun with the other guests as well. Always a fun group.
When Mark put these plates down in front of Bob and me we seriously thought it was to share with the everyone at the table. Nope! All for us. Just read the menu below! All prepared by Mark (Edith made the carrot cake and scones). Mark is a vegetarian so all dishes are veggie and I must say they are all FANTABULOUS!
After that plate of yumminess, there were the desserts. How can you eat just one? Well, you don’t. 😉 I hear you asking, “Do they all taste as amazing as they look?” The answer is YES!
Now, Mark does all of this for one reason…to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research. You see, in 2016 Mark tragically lost his husband Tony to that horrible disease. After 34 amazing years together cancer changed everything. Mark set up this fund in his husband’s name as his way of making a difference in the fight against cancer.
And as much as I sit there and enjoy all of this wonderful food and great people, I am also thinking of Tony. Wishing that I had had the pleasure of meeting him. ♥