I walk through this flat watered by light, and when I get to the kitchen, my eyes fix on the two boats of Arbequina olives that show their green on the marble. This is people from Arbeca!
These olives that now make me salivate, are heirs to the promise launched by the Duke of Medinaceli back in the eighteenth century, who brought the variety from the Holy Land and said it would give a royal penny for every olive tree planted. Of course they planted!
Back then, nobody could suspect that this olive variety would be considered, three centuries later, one of the best in the world. But you already know that. And next time someone offers you a capful of Arbequinas, the tastiest green little beads, you can explain that they come from far away, thanks to an adventurous Duke and an old promise.
FGC (Gràcia): S1, S2, S55, L6, L7.
Bus: V15, V17, 22, 32, 27, N4.
Subway: L3 (Fontana).