Just back from a lovely evening with friends. The theme was Roman cuisine, and my friend Andrea surpassed himself with the most delicious bucatini all'amatriciana that was ever served under a British sky. I contributed with involtini di vitello (stuffed with mortadella, garlic and parsley – don't try it at home!), peperonata and melanzane in padella.
Other friends brought some memorable bottles of wine from the deepest recesses of their cellars, including Riesling, Barolo and just about the finest Moscato I have ever tasted.
Tomorrow morning, wake-up call at 7:00am, which was 6:00 only yesterday . . . sigh!