This week is one of the highlights of the St Helena Calendar as we are celebrating the discovery of this pinprick of an island in the South Atlantic Ocean in 1502.
The Portuguese navigator Joao da Nova is reported to be the one who discovered and named St Helena.
Following years saw no settlement forming although the island became a destination for replenishing supplies and water.
It was Oliver Cromwell who granted the East India Company a charter to govern St Helena in 1657 and therefore claim the island as a British Colony.
The island celebrates with a public holiday for all and a variety of events across the island. We offered a traditional afternoon tea at 2onMain
Sandra keeping check on the orders as they come in
Our trainees created the following menu which included the following:
Pickled Pork and Mango Chutney Sandwiches
Smoked Tuna and Cucumber Sandwiches
Egg and Cress Mayonnaise Sandwiches
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Scones with Jam and Cream
Outside the front door the party was just starting with a parade through the town.
The pictures below are the view from the restaurant!
Later on in the evening there are parties and fireworks and probably many a sore head the following day!