Well fed with delicious food at the Fresh Friday Market in St Peter Port

April 20th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Fresh Friday Market in Market Square, St Peter Port enjoyed a successful second week although the weather was more variable with moments of bright blue sky interspersed with short showers.

Armelle Hodkinson of L'Escalier serves a Dutch customer at the Fresh Friday Market in Market Square, St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Besides the delicious food sold, one of the pleasures of food markets is the banter that occurs and the comaraderie that develops between regular customers and vendors.

Dave Gorvel sold locally grown vegetables at the Fresh Friday Market in St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Dave Gorvel sold a wide variety of locally grown vegetables.

Christine Guerin bought parsnips and brussel sprouts from Dave Gorvel (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

M. L. Fish set up a stall in Market Square to sell cooked crustaceans including lobster, prawns, and spider crab. Lyn Vaudin and Liam Vaudin who ran the stall sold freshly picked crab meat also.

M.L. Fish Company sold a variety of freshly cooked shellfish (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Liam and Lyn Vaudin represented M. L. Fish at the Fresh Friday Market (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shaun Wyatt-Nicolle manned a stall representing a number of Guernsey food producers.

Fennella Maddison’s Torteval Cheese was on display on one table, and on another, there was a selection of iced vacuum-packed meat from Meadow Court Farm.

Guernsey gâche and donuts from Senners bakery in St Martin were also for sale.

Shaun Wyatt-Nicolle said “last week the Guernsey gâche was sold out by 10 am and the donuts were sold out by 11 am, and so this week I tripled the order and I am virtually sold out again.”

Shaun Wyatt-Nicolle manned a stall selling Torteval Cheese, meat from Meadow Court Farm, Guernsey gâche and donuts from Senners bakery, and Castel Eggs (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shaun Wyatt-Nicolle sold also fresh Castel eggs.

Sylvia Toth serves one of Rita's Hungarian chimney cakes to a customer (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Rita’s Hungarian Chimney Cakes were back at the Fresh Friday Market for the second week and doing a roaring trade.

Rita Csaki rolled the flour around a wooden cylinder.  The pastry cooked in an electric oven.

Two of Rita's Hungarian chimney cakes being cooked in an electric oven (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Hungarian chimney cake is then rolled in a selection of toppings, which include cinnamon, almonds, walnuts, vanilla, and chocolate sprinkles.

Rita rolls a Hungarian chimney cake in cinnamon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Rita Csaki rolls one of her Hungarian chimney cakes in cinnamon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The hot rolled pastry is removed from the wooden cylinder and cooled momentarily before it is packaged for sale.

Rita lets a Hungarian chimney cake cool after it has just come out of the oven (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Rita Csaki cut a Hungarian chimney cake into pieces to taste. It was delicious.

Rita Csaki (left) and Sylvia Toth with a Hungarian chimney cake at the Fresh Friday Market in Market Square, St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

This week Rita Csaki and Sylvia Toth wore traditional embroidered Hungarian blouses from the town of Kalocsa.

Rita also displayed a beautiful embroidered tablecloth made by her mother.

The embroidery is called ‘Kalocsci’ after the town where the traditional design originated.

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton wore this embroidery on their racing suits during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Chicken and pork pies for sale at L'Escalier at the Fresh Friday Market (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L’Escalier enjoyed a large number of customers throughout the day.  Their delicious pizza of last week was savoured again. This time pieces of brie cheese topped the pizza.

There was apple tart too and chicken and pork pies, as well as vacuum-packed gourmet meals in a bag.

Chef Elliott Osborn brought a hot tray of chicken, spinach and black pudding omelette from L’Escalier restaurant kitchen.

Romuald Le Bongoat cut portions of chicken, spinach and black pudding omelette which Elliottt Osborn had just cooked at L'Escalier restaurant (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Tasting samples were handed out and met with universal approval. Portions of the omelette quickly sold out and Elliot Osborn returned to L’Escalier to make another tray of the delicious omelette.

Armelle Hodkinson of L'Escalier handed out tastings of the chicken and black pudding omelette (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

2 Responses to “Well fed with delicious food at the Fresh Friday Market in St Peter Port”

  1. Armelle

    Thank you Richard, an other really good article !

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