with carrot chutney and a hazelnut salad
wild mushrooms and sorrel sauce
“Why only half a glass?”
Unoffended he demonstrated that it was in fact exactly 125ml but the glasses were large.
“Sorry” I said.
“No problem at all” he replied “you want to know, you ask, that’s fine. I like directness”.
He offered to hang up my charity shop cardigan…
“S’Ok” I said “I’ll shove it in my bag”.
“You can see I’m not used to posh restaurants can’t you?” I laughed.
“What would Madame like?”
“A glass of your cheapest white please”
He didn’t bat an eyelid. Patrick looked askance at me.
“Why did you ask for the sommelier?”
“I didn’t know who to ask for the wine. Have I committed a faux pas?” I know Patrick is dead posh about wine, being a bit of an expert. “We are doing the cheap deal and I want to see what their £5.50 house white is like”.
It was fine, light and fruity.
“It’s so lovely here isn’t it?”
“Ooh yes“we squealed in unison.
“Have you tried the Petrus, it’s only £49,500”
“Who?” I asked.
“I’m afraid I can’t say” he twinkled.
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