Susan Black has a show in which she performs Edith Piaf. She came along and sang at my Edith Piaf lunch. It’s extraordinary but she doesn’t speak French, she learn it all phonetically. The combination of her voice and Tom Baker’s accordion along with Absinthe cocktails from Pernod made one of my most memorable events. Do go and see her, I think she’s brilliant.
Cocktail d’absinthe. The table was lined up with absinthe fountains dripping water over sugar cubes.
Salade des endives aux noisettes et au fromage bleu (et celeriac remoulade)
Plie au persillade et sauce buerre blanc
Timbale de legumes avec tofu et halloumi
Gratin dauphinois/e (after much debate on Twitter, it appears ‘dauphinois’ should be masculine. But I’ve decided that with extra cream it’s feminine and I make mine with a high cream to potato ratio!)