Palacio Arteaga Hotel
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Our last day in Portugal was spending time with the Fergusons and the Morenos having a lunch of the Brazilian national dish - the feijoada, just google it. It was really good bonding time for our families. It was jump at like the christening feast - long table with plenty of food and wine.
Our time in Portugal is coming to an end and we will miss Maria's family.
... drivers like to tailgate and don't agree with speed limits. The southern landscape is one of rolling hills with earthy green and olive tones, cork oaks, olive trees and vineyards. We were also surprised by the number of eucalyptus plantations which put such a familiar tang in the air. The tilled fields had a rich brown soil worked between clusters of granite boulders. Small herds of cows grazed among the cork and olive groves; in the ...
... had a marrow soup. We both chose the suckling pig for our main. The meat had been pulled from the pig, covered with the crisped skin then compressed, reheated then cut into 10 cm squares. These food dishes represent the best of local food. We accompanied the meal with wine; Helen having a lovely verdehlo and I had a temperanillo - Hablo no silencio (the sound of silence). It was a truly memorable day. ...
... short drive today, we took some time to visit another nearby castle in Mourao, only 6 k from the Spanish border. Must have seen some serious nasty fighting centuries ago. Visiting these old fortifications/ castles/towns ... Must have been a tough life. Lunch was a picnic out side the Mourao castle on one of the smaller outer walls mostly crumbled now. Dinner at the resort was very nice, eating a little bit to much and not enough ...
... one of the best traditional meals we tasted too; fall-off-the-bone-tender pig cheek. It was the menu of the day and we were not expecting a lot for €7.50. But were pleasantly surprised when it included bread and appetizers, a jug of fresh local white wine, a hearty soup, a salad and the meaty left jaw of pig, and dessert and coffee. They eat a lot of meat in this part of Portugal, not something I crave when it is so hot ...