There are some people that just stand out, and a family that came this weekend was a prime example of that. Four of them, mom, dad, and two daughters, had been here in June and loved it, and they came back with the dad’s brother and his family, and their 86 year old mother – they came to celebrate her birthday. So sweet! And because they are so nice, we put on our best show. They had told us that she was of Croatian origin, so we did some research and our chef made a Croatian nut roll, a sort of yeast bread roll with nuts and honey. Awesome! We received them Saturday morning with coffee, tea and this cake and they were so happy!! She said it was perfect! So nice.
We also went to the flower market in Buenos Aires on Thursday, and bought lots and lots of red and white flowers, representing the color of the Croatian flag (it also has blue but that didn’t really work flower-wise). We put red and white flowers everywhere, and it looked amazing (cannot believe I don’t have a photo!) At night, we set up two dinners, one for them, and one in another room for the other guests. They could chose between steak, salmon, and a vegetarian option, and for dessert, of course, a gigantic beautiful birthday cake – chocolate with a filling of strawberries and cream. Ah! Feliz cumple abuelita!!