Starter – Cantina del Taburno – Falanghina 2008 (White) Apart from the fact that the bottles were so tall I couldn’t fit them in my fridge (do Italians have particularly deep fridges?), I loved this wine but can’t remember why.
Main – San Giusto a Rentenanno – Chianti Classico 2007 (Red) This is from a very small estate, so a little on the pricey side, but it’s proper stuff, not mixed from lots of different grapes. Earthy, heavy, tannin (I like!), tons of bollocks, ballsy enough to compete with rich mushroomy lasagne.
“I’m a Tory and a hunter” he told me “we have nothing in common. Usually I only ever eat meat but I very much enjoyed the mushroom lasagne”
He graciously announced to one waitress that, despite the difference in class, he would consider mating with her. The word ‘spanking’ was used quite frequently.
“I think you will all know a gentleman has performed his ablutions here”.
“lovely to have you here…what is your name so I can make sure you don’t come again!”
“well at least you know it’s fresh”
to the astonishment of the customer.
“I’m glad to meet someone else who swears as much as I do.”
” I had no idea it was so much work. When I’ve been here as a customer, well, the food just comes out. You don’t know what happens in the kitchen.”