Camping Olimpia Menu del Dia - dia uno

Sue had a local specialiy, pumpkin soup which she said was thick rich and creamy with a good spicy bite and served with fresh crusty bread, while I had a tagliatelle carbonara with creamy mushroom sauce.

There was a choice of mains between pork with clams and Mersula (Hake). We both chose the Mersula which was served with a lovely creamy sauce and clams, accompanied by chips and rice.

Sue had eaten enough so refused a sweet but the site owner when I asked for flan (Spains favourite pud - creme caramel) he decided to double up on one plate but bring two spoons.

The wine local to this region is Toro, a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines in the province of Zamora, which is in the northwest of Castile and Léon (Spain).

The red wines are predominantly made with 100% Tinta de Toro grapes which is a synonym for Tempranillo.

There are several types of reds:

Young red: best drunk within the year of production
Roble: a young red aged between three and six months (can contain some Garnacha)
Crianza: aged for at least two years, of which at least six months in oak barrel
Reserva: aged for at least three years, of which one year in oak barrel
Gran Reserva: aged for at least five years, of which two years in oak barrel

The wine we had with our meal was (we think) a Roble and delicious.

The meals cost (inc coffee) €12.00 each and the wine a further €8.00

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