It is a tradition that the Famous Five (including very much alive and well ‘Notchy’/Andrew) enjoy a meal subsequent to our adventures, based on the cuisine of the adventure (in this instance our fare in the Maritime Alps). Rosemary joins us in order to adjudicate on any disagreements and snooze through the slide show, and Lucy (asleep upstairs) is our current mascot.
Here, I am being rebuked for flippant behaviour with a camera whilst I should have been recharging glasses.
The meal was largely courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s ‘How to Cook an Italian Meal in Ten Minutes’ tome, and some may say the Menu looked more impressive than the actual dishes.
However, we learnt how to skin squid, and the tuna was absolutely delicious.
And the glasses were frequently replenished – they just seemed to empty themselves very quickly.
Here’s the published (but not exhaustive) Menu:
Un pasto delle alpi marittime
7 agosto 2009
19,30 per 20,00 alla Via Balmoral
peperoni cotti al forno con aglio
calamari alla griglia
frittata di spinaci
le migliori polpette di tonno
linguine con olio di oliva
ricotta tipica per verdure verdi
caffè e cioccolatini