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Sunday, 14 November 2010
A bottle of Versatil and a home cured olive
Manel, our lunch companion
Last Thursday we took another trip to the beautiful town of Mertola.We lunched again at Terra Utopica, the Mediterranean themed restaurant. The weather was clement enough this time to allow us to eat on the roof terrace. As we sat down I sighed "Oh for an Olive" and lo and behold these delicious home cured cracked olives were put before me with a delicious bottle of Alentejan vinho branco,Versatil, that we had not tasted before. Made with the Arinto grape, definitely one to put in ones back head.We were joined for lunch by Manel. a feisty little companion. I suspect the secret of this restaurant is in its meat menu, so I look forward to an overnight stay in Mertola at Casa das Janelas Verdes, with dinner at Terra Utopica. Drink and no drive is always a good option.