In the evening we had a wonderful meal at Celeste, the restaurant at the Lanesborough hotel in Knightsbridge. We’ve been there many times over the years, but this was our first visit since the hotel’s refurbishment.
The cuisine had changed from Italian to French. Another change from the Apsleys days was the appreciation that some customers are vegetarian. There’s a vegetarian tasting menu, and vegetarian options in the a la carte menu, so no need to worry.
On the drink side, we started with a glass of champagne, as one would expect on an auspicious occasion. To accompany the food, we opted for Musar. It’s a great wine, from an area (the Lebanon) that could well do with our support.
The service was attentive and friendly,and everything went at our pace. There was also live music, from a pianist, who played a mixture of classical and popular music. It all helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back there.
Whenever we have a romantic evening, my mind turns to our beloved Campania, and in particular Sorrento. So even though we spent an evening at a French restaurant, Pavarotti’s version of this Neapolitan song is the perfect accompaniment to this post. Return to Sorrento we will, and indeed also Capri – but that’s another story.
In my post of 17 March I inadvertently neglected to include an important final paragraph. This was with reference to how I felt, after learning of the untimely death of David Bowie. Since I am now 60 myself, this was a reminder of how little time we have available to us. It reinforced to me the need to make the most of the time I have to spend with Christie. I would like to think that we will both be around to celebrate our Golden Anniversary, but one can not make such assumptions. So in the meantime I will strive to focus on what is really important, and not dwell on non-productive, less important matters