No posts for a couple of days – in fact a fairly lean fortnight – can only mean one thing. Yup, to darn busy. And not just during the day either. This week has seen my moribund London social life experience a rare injection of action.
Tuesday eve was spent in fine company at the Oriental in Cornhill enjoying a decent, if not totally authentic Chinese dinner. My host – chinese of course – was ciritical and we are promised a Chinatown meal next time. Looking forward to it as to date I’ve only driven through in a cab – although first impressions were promising.
Wednesday saw Big Mike, Jimmy the Snake and I in one of our favourite spots, Fabrizio’s in Clerkenwell. A little Sicillian Bistro, this is a very quiet place to relax and have excellent food. We never choose the starters, relying on Fabrizio to select for us, but the main course Tuna coated in sesame seeds and the Escalope with speck and cheese were both winners. My knowledge of Italian wine is still sub-par, but we did enjoy several bottles – no Amarone this week – including an interesting sticky which we should revisit.
Last night was the CoreNet annual dinner and awards in the Old Billingsgate market – a fine establishement now they’v got rid of the old fishy smell. 800 of London’s real estate fraternity all speaking to each other and trying to nick each others clients at the same time. Wonderful.
A good weekend is promised, with a little light house-hunting and house guests including Big Mike and possibly Jimmy if he gets his act together any time soon… Let’s just hope this weather holds for the duration – it would be nice.