Easter Feature

Ready to go: Traditional Easter Feast
Chocolate, eggs and lamb…they’re the usual foods we think of at Easter. Eating lamb at this time of year is a tradition fifteen times older than European Australia. It dates back to Passover, and Christians carried on the tradition. Lamb is eaten on Easter Sunday, the most important day on the Christian calendar.
Why are eggs such an important symbol of Easter? Once upon a time, Catholics didn’t eat eggs during Lent, so they were eaten when the fast was broken at Easter. And eggs are associated with fertility and spring in the northern hemisphere.
Did you know that the traditional Easter dessert is not chocolate, but Simnel cake, a fruit cake with marzipan? In medieval times, servant girls made it to take home to their mothers on Mothering Sunday, (held 3 weeks before Easter), for it to be eaten after Lent. In Christian tradition hot cross buns are eaten on Easter Friday, which dates back to pagan times. The bun represented the moon and the quarters marked by the cross referenced the four seasons.
Readers planning a sumptuous meal but still wanting a low fuss Easter can order a ready-to-go Easter feast (including Simnel cake) from FingerFood Catering. A local company with an excellent reputation for quality and service, FingerFood Catering is here to make your Easter deliciously easy. The food will be blessed on the day by Father Sebastian from St Patrick’s Basilica and the FingerFood team will include the blessing in your order, so you can share it with your family. It takes just a minute to order online, and you then pick up your feast from the O’Connor premises on Easter Sunday morning.
For more info or to order, visit http://www.fingerfoodcatering.com.au then click Easter, or call 9331 2874 and one of the friendly team will be happy to assist.

Easter Holiday Fun at the Oxford Hotel
Head down to the Oxford Hotel this Easter to join in the Easter Holiday fun! On Sunday 16th April from 4.30pm ‘Fun2Remember’ will be entertaining the kids in the Garden of the hotel with special Easter crafts, face painting, games, puzzles and more.
The Easter Bunny is going to be making a special appearance and The Great Easter Egg Hunt will take place later on in the day. Kids can enjoy the $10.00 meal+drink+icecream special, and for Mum and Dad there are also some great special meal deals such as the $15.00 Chicken Schnitzel or $15.00 Panko Crumbed Parmi or the $25.00 Share Plate for Two.
There will be live music by ‘Jump the Gun’ – an acoustic duo playing all the hits from 4.30pm until 7.30pm The Oxford is the place to be this Easter.
Bookings are essential and seating in the Garden is for dining guests only. Don’t miss out, book your table now on 9444 2193 or contact events@theoxford.com.au
The Oxford Hotel
368 Oxford Street Leederville
Phone 9444 2193
http://www.theoxford.com.au

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