2 packs serrano ham (about 6.5oz / 170g)
2 packs chorizo (about 5oz / 140g)
6oz / 150g Spanish stuffed green olives (Waitrose do some nice ones that are stuffed with almonds)
Bring the cuts to the picnic in their own packaging if you can as they will keep better (bring scissors with you to open the packagings and carry the packs in a food cooler). Arrange on a platter a few minutes before serving and decorate with the olives. Serve with olive bread or rosemary focaccia.
Rioja – Marques de Riscal Reserva 2002? Majestic.
Just beginning to show some bottle age ? scents of earth and dark fruit on the nose, while in the mouth it’s supple, rounded and spicy with ripe fruit and lovely elegant tannins. Perfect for strong cold meats