Friday, September 15, 2006

pub sounds, pink limo, bombarded with beans

The sounds which emerge through the open door of The Grove Tavern on a summer afternoon, a harmonious, contented rumble of voices, with the click of a billiard cue at regular intervals.

Double parked at the bottom of Mount Sion, not exactly a beautiful thing, but a spectacular one: a long, shining stretch limo, its immaculate bright pink paintwork contrasting with the mysterious smoked glass windows.

This joyful piece of prose on the menu of a new Persian restaurant:
Baghali Polo with Mahiche (Persian treasure)
Basmati rice bombarded with bare naked baby broad beans
captured in a unique taste of dill, butter and saffron, served
with a succulent portion of lamb shank..."

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