The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162676   Message #3879379
Posted By: Steve Shaw
29-Sep-17 - 07:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
We came home laden with six bottles of Bual 5-y-o Madeira. We visited the Blandy winery and found that, not only was the Bual on special offer at 20% off, but also that they would arrange for your order to be at the airport, post-security, for no extra cost. A damn fine drop that lots of our rellies will now be quaffing at Christmas! But we also discovered what we regarded as Portugal/Madeira's finest achievement, the custard tart. Forget yer Marks and Sparks four-pack jobs, tasty though those buggers are. These are a masterpiece, a dense culinary delight. With an afternoon coffee in a sunshiny Madeiran bar they are just what you need to lift the spirits and sustain the inner human until the evening meal (I can tell you about an amazing fish restaurant...) We had one every day. Quite frankly, it simply had to be done.