Wednesday, February 18, 2015

the pressing issue of lunch

It was important that we swing by Pedreira do Galinha on our way up to Porto, to see the dinosaur tracks. As I discovered two years ago, Portugal has loads of dinosaur tracks and fossils, and site at the quarry in the district of Ourém has some remarkable sauropod prints from the Middle Jurassic period. But first, we had to take care of the pressing issue of lunch.

Rabbit stewed with sweet carrots until it melted off the bone, served beside hills of creamy mashed potatoes. Fresh goat cheese drowned in olive oil. A glass of beer. It was gorgeous, but the true hero of lunch was the garlicky kale with breadcrumbs. Lucky for us, the restaurant owner was feeling generous, and we were given a second helping of greens on the house.

This was going to be a fine day.

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