Milky, tasty, fresh, chilly, awesome, tantalizing, alluring, refreshing, invigorating, revitalizing, breath-taking, amazing…. is the calabash of Palm wine served at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The noon sun burned mercilessly over the skies of the busy Island and the breeze from the nearby Kuramo Beach being quenched by the blazing solar heat could not relieve. I needed something chilly and fresh; something to quicken my waning strength.
A bowl of Palm wine at Terra Kulture saved the day. Fresh, vibrant, tempting, potent and chilly Palm wine, smiling at me from a neatly carved calabash resting in another bowl of carved timber. It won’t get you drunk but it will liven you up. The thin flakes of ice floating atop the viscous wine posed an irresistible seductive appeal for me. It was an offer I could not refuse. One second and then the next, with my two palms I lifted the calabash to my mouth and a gulp of the fluid down my throat triggered a shockwave of delight and bliss through my being.
You’re a Lagosian, and it’s been a while you tasted palm wine, or you’ve probably never tasted it before and have heard many tales about it; good news is that there are many places near you right there within Lagos metropolis where you can get a fresh bowl of the most coveted African wine. All you need to do is ask around; and in case you want to get yours where I got mine, simply dash down to Terra Kulture at Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, off Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island, Lagos.Tweet