From the Crow’s Nest | THE SCENE
ness on wax paper in the fridge
overnight. (Cold fish cakes are
less likely to fall apart when
cooked in oil.) It is not necessary to dredge cakes in flour,
but they should be patted dry
when it comes time to cook. Put
about 1/2 inch oil in skillet over
medium high heat and cook fish
cakes about eight minutes until
golden, then flip and repeat for
other side. Remove and serve
on a fresh hot cross bun!
CITY FOOD FESTIVAL
Bermuda Foodies rejoice! The
5th annual City Food Festival
takes place this April, with
Bermuda’s chefs celebrating
local food culture with local food
lovers in a feast for the senses.
The week-long event presents
chef competitions followed by
wine tastings and a street festival food court on Front Street!
See the full schedule of events
Sunday—Just Desserts ….a
Champagne and cake affair
Tuesday—Food Walk in Chancery Lane
Saturday—Street Festival on
The Bermuda Agricultural
Exhibition, or the “Ag Show”
as locals affectionately call it, is
back this year and set to take
place at the Botanical Gardens.
This year’s theme “Bermuda
Homegrown” encourages the
island community to participate
in the show while also bringing
the show back to its roots. With
more than 1,000 different types
of entries, there’s something for
everyone who wants to partici-
pate! Find the 2016 catalogue
online for complete information
and entry forms.
A fun Bermudian tradition to go
and watch is the Peppercorn
Ceremony in St. George’s.
Started in 1816 when the capital
was moved from St. George’s
to the City of Hamilton, the Peppercorn Ceremony celebrates
when the Old State House in St.
George’s was handed over to
the Freemasons for the rent of
only one peppercorn. Following
a 17-gun salute, the governor
accepts the peppercorn in an
elaborate military ceremony.
XL CATLIN END-TO-END
In its 29th year, the annual XL
Catlin End-to-End continues
with participants raising funds
for local family charities as
they make their way across the
island. Dedicated to providing
a range of outdoor activities
that appeal to a wide array of
participants, the End-to-End
has something for everyone,
hosting events for walkers,
cyclists, swimmers, rowers and
more! Want to participate but
overwhelmed at the idea of
walking the entire length of the
island? While you can complete
the walk at your own pace, the
Middle to End might be a nice
place to start! For complete
information, visit www.bermu-daendtoend.bm.
Break out the swimsuits and
swizzle! Whether you’re going
to the parade, getting your first
swim of the year in or enjoy-
ing the fitted dinghy races in
St. George’s, Bermuda Day is
one of our favourite days of the
year! While summer technically
doesn’t start for another month,
May 24 is Bermuda’s version of
Memorial Day weekend so get
out and celebrate summertime!
April 29–May 1
“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for
Any wise yogi would say live for today, yet when the Bermuda
Yoga Festival happens only once every two years, it’s only natural
that the anticipation will build as you’re waiting for it!
From April 29–May 1, five international presenters including Si-
anna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Aykanna and Peter Sterios offer a
jam-packed three-day festival of yoga workshops, music and dance.
With 35 sessions to choose from over three days, there’s no
question that you’ll walk, or rather float, away from the weekend
feeling better, be it physically or emotionally; it’s practically a de-stress guarantee!
Twelve local yoga instructors, musicians and presenters balance
out the festival, offering such a variety of experiences you’ll likely be
hooked on the feel-good feeling. The good news for those of us living in Bermuda is you can continue to enjoy a yoga practice with the
same local teachers when the festival ends.
Hosted and sponsored by Grotto Bay Beach Resort, imagine
meditation and chanting in the ancient natural caves and luxurious downtime by the pool. The Bermuda Yoga Festival promises
something for every yogi—even those of us who’ve only got as far as
thinking about doing yoga this year. Now’s our chance to kick that
thought into action. The Argus Group sponsors a Beginners’ Track,
workshops that are perfect for yoga newcomers.
Classes are filling fast. Be sure to book now so you’re not waiting
another two years for this life changing opportunity. Information and
tickets are available at www.bermudayogafestival.com. Come with
an open mind; leave with an open heart.