My colleague, and I went to a film festival in Brighton. This gave us the opportunity to visit Wheeler’s fish restaurant on the front and some of the small restaurants in The Lanes.
However, we were introduced to a small French restaurant down the road towards Hove. We went their with a small party of acquaintances who were also visiting the festival.
For the first time, I had, as a starter, sausage with crudités and dipping sauce. There was a considerable variety, from Garlic Sausage to Salami which were standing upright in a basket. From there one could extract the sausage of your choice, and, with the sharp knife provided, slice off the amount you wanted. Accompanying this was a bowl of crudités including carrot, cauliflower, celery and cucumber. What a discovery.
There was an incident during the arrival of the second course. A young lady dressed in a light cream costume knocked over a glass of red wine on to herself. She thought that he jacket was now ruined. Along came a waiter who proceeded to pour white wine over the stain and it almost disappeared. The lady then handed over the jacket to the waiter who took it away to finish the job. More white wine, it seemed, got rid of the stain entirely.
Who would have thought it possible?
Next chapter: Chapter 97: The locals don’t always know best