We then had to, as Hercule Poirot would say, ‘test our little grey cells.’ This was a fiendishly tricky and crafty quiz, designed to sharpen us up after the feast.
I don’t think anyone got all the questions right, but who cares. More wine Senor?
“The Continental, hmmmmm.” It was truly Continental...bravo
For the organising and the cooking a huge thanks goes to Jean Maracchi, Diana Carpenter, and the barmen Peter Carpenter and Mike Hendra.
Un grand merci.
As Fred Astaire sang:
“It's very subtle, The Continental.”
“It has a passion, The Continental.”
“It's quite the fashion, The Continental.”
And boy, this meal had passion, fashion and subtlety in spades.
French coarse Pate and Tapenade with Italian Crostini was a delight.
The Spanish Chicken with butter beans and salad was delicious -
This was followed by Portuguese pasteis de nata and Italian affogatto, which made the perfect dessert.