in London, lunch at Cote Brasserie first that was delicious. Slow roasted belly pork with
wonderful cracking and melt-in-your-mouth meat with lovely cabbage and potatoes. Staff
were also very good, moving us to another table out of the draught of the broken a/c and
looking after us well - it helped that they were Italian and we told them where we'd been
the last 15 years :)
Not a chain I'd heard of before, but they're all over the place and we'll definitely go
back. This branch was Covent Garden, not cheap, but about normal for that meal in London
We found "Cote" when we first visited Exeter, in 2013, and really like it, so much so that
the dorter went there to celebrate her graduation last June. (She/we didn't actually go to
the graduation ceremony, but we have a lovely photo of her receiving her certificate from
someone working on the student information desk in the Forum (where "Broadchurch" court
scenes were filmed) on graduation day, whilst fellow graduands and their families sup
champagne in the background!) Unfortunately for her carnivore parents, she is now
vegetarian, bordering on vegan, so I'm not sure "Cote" will be in order when we go to her
Master's graduation ceremony in Manchester!
Then on to Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre that was absolutely stunning. Wonderfully
varied performances in turn lyrical, erotic, funny, sensual, balletic and acrobatic.
Marvellously appropriate music from the quartet too. Strongly recommended.
That sounds superb - unfortunately, we won't be in London before August at the very
earliest, and probably not even then, so I'm not sure we'll get to see it. The most recent
thing I have seen at the theatre was Jesus Carmona's Impetus flamenco show at the Dubai
Opera last year - it was breathtaking! I don't know if he is touring Europe any time soon,
but worth it if you are a flamenco fan. We are looking forward to seeing "Piaf - Le
Spectacle" at the DO next week, but I wouldn't think anyrat would want to make the trip
this far for it!
Anne, Exceptionally Traditionally-built Dumrat