We're getting there slowly; Christmas is creeping up on us really quickly and we're starting to feel the festive spirit really slowly. Yesterday helped us along the way very nicely though. Murat, the owner of the Sundial Hotel in Fethiye decided to play Father Christmas and invite people for an afternoon of roasted chestnuts and jacket potatoes. How could we refuse?
Roasted chestnuts served with cold EfesBeing that the weather in Fethiye is unseasonably mild at the moment (winter is supposed to be coming tomorrow - I can hear rumbles of thunder right now!), we sat outside in the late afternoon sunshine to eat our first helping of freshly roasted chestnuts. And in true Christmas, nostalgic, Nat King Cole style, they were roasted on an open fire.
As soon as the sun starts to go down, the temperature in Fethiye drops immediately so it was time to move inside and get cozy.
Jacket potatoes and chestnuts, roasting in the fire of the Sundial, FethiyeThe potatoes were served to us with garlic butter and cheese and the roasted chestnuts kept coming and coming and coming and...well, it was a free festive tea and a lovely, cozy afternoon in the Sundial.