“In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that translates “in wine [there is the] truth”. ” Source.
It’s not often in this crazy world where you get to meet your blogging friends. But when someone whose blog you follow, opens up an Italian Wine Bar, that seems to me like the perfect excuse to go on an excursion to Utrecht!
I began following The Flamingo in Utrecht when I got to the Netherlands and was looking for other expat experiences of living in the Netherlands. So of course when she and her partner opened an Italian wine bar I knew I would have to go and visit and meet her! Then when Himself suggested a day trip to Utrecht, I knew that the stars had aligned, and I knew exactly where we should be going!
Oh boy was it worth it! The selection at Vino Veritas is impeccable, and while I was a bit overcome with the diversity of choice on the menu, this was easily remedied by just ordering selection platters.
Wine is easier to choose if you know what you like, but even if you don’t the friendly and helpful staff is more than willing to offer their opinions and apply their knowledge to find you the perfect drop.
We spent several hours conversing at length with the breeze about the vagaries of life in all its many and varied hues. Some might even say we talked a lot of bollocks for several hours. But I do know that when the first glasses of wine were completed, there was still food left, so we ordered more wine!
Of course, when the food ran out, the wine was so delicious that we ordered more anyway …
At this stage I’d like to point out that I moved on to a dessert wine, and with it came dessert biscotti. Which in line with tradition, was dunked into the wine. My new favouritest thing in the entire world! (Outside of Himself.)
By then we were possibly a bit tipsy, and what better way to spend time in a different city than wandering aimlessly and taking photos of all the cool stuff you spy? Like these table and chairs in bright colours.
These wonderful and curious doors which are at canal level, but not street level.
And this wonderful juxtaposition of old and new architecture!
It was also the day I realised that the cold snap we’ve been experiencing is here to stay, and summer won’t be coming back. You see those leaves? Yep, that’s the autumnal change, right there.
We eventually ambled home with no real need to be anywhere by any time, and had spent a wonderful day just doing our thing in another of the Netherlands’ beautiful and picturesque cities. It was just made even more special by being able to meet new friends, and sample of some (not so local) delicacies!