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Chios Restaurateur

The owner of a café in the medieval village of Mesta, southwest Chios, poses for a photo. We were not really that hungry when we arrived at the village, but his overwhelming hospitality convinced us to stay and eat lunch. Afterwards he gave us each a shot of a locally made liqueur produced from mastic, a chief product of the island. I can't say I warmed up to the taste - which was somewhere between pine and turpentine - but I was happy to try it.
"Chios Restaurateur" - Chios, Greece
The owner of a café in the medieval village of Mesta, southwest Chios, poses for a photo. We were not really that hungry when we arrived at the village, but his overwhelming hospitality convinced us to stay and eat lunch. Afterwards he gave us each a shot of a locally made liqueur produced from mastic, a chief product of the island. I can't say I warmed up to the taste - which was somewhere between pine and turpentine - but I was happy to try it.
island, café
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