Bridge: “Pinned” to the delicacies of the House of the Land
Of the old Chain of Women ‘s house of snacks and regional products shop. This was the happy journey of a curious building, neighbor of the river, in Ponte de Lima. The small flower beds around the terrace of the House of the Earth bring back memories of the courtyards of the family. Produce and aromatic herbs used in the preparation of some snacks. Enters and jumps to view the dynamics of the space. On the ground floor, the vault ceiling, the wooden tables, the wines at the bottom, the hams hanging and handicrafts for sale. Different elements in the dialog quiet… at The top of the stairs there is another surprise… A large amphitheatre, you can either get music, how to dance, show cookings with chief guests, conferences, product presentations or host, simply, those who prefer to enjoy in a different location.
The space is managed by the Minhofumeiro – Sausages and Smoked in the Fashion of Ponte de Lima. Opened in 2016 and part of the furniture and decorative pieces were produced by the inmates of the prisons of Viana do Castelo, Custóias and Paços de Ferreira. The huge chandelier of the amphitheatre, created by Madalena Martins, it was entirely manufactured by the inmates. Collaborated still users of the GAF – Office of services to the Family of Viana of the Castle, which gave way to the 500 chouriças paper (in this particular also glimpse the ceiling of the bathroom…). The initiative seeks to “engage the prisoners in a social project and value them”, says António Paulino, of Minhofumeiro.
The House of the Earth (Tour 25 April, the Old Chain of Women, Ponte de Lima. Tel. 258 941 040) not only serves to showcase the sausages and smoked of Minhofumeiro. Promotes the best produce in the county: meats, wines, cheeses, honey, jams, vegetables, fruit, bread and sweets. Indulge yourself with the selection of snacks… it Has Olives to the Punch (€2,50), Mushrooms, Organic Stuffed (€4), Scrambled Eggs House of the Land (€5), Sausage Meat Baked with Bread (€6), the great Ball of Sausage coated with almond toast (€3,80) and the Chorizo Onion Bread with fries and Applesauce (€3,80).
Continue to explore the letter and find out the Sandwich d’ Alguidar, with pork spiced with wine and garlic, with belly smoked (€6,50), the Burger Sausage (€6,80), the Burger House of the Land (€7,80) and the Nail of the Chain, takes the flesh of minho with the belly smoked, and cheese on bread, firewood (€6,80). There are still multiple combinations of boards. The small serve from €4 (Board of Sausages with Bread) and the large reach €7,50 (Board Ham with Bread and Cheese Board and the Ham with Bread). In salads, the highlight is the Salad from the vegetable Garden (€6,80).
To harmonize, the great bet are the green wines of the region – whites, reds, rosés and sparkling wines. Adega de Ponte de Lima, Casa do Barreiro, the Vineyards of Agra and Lethes are some of the producers. They include almost two dozen references served by the glass (from €2). You can also opt for sangria House of the Land (glass €2,50 / pitcher €12) and by the craft beer House of the Land (glass €2,90).
With so much supply, and warmth, is (the same) very easy to forget that time flies…
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