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Saturday, 17 April 2010

A few tired faces this morning but everyone in fine form for another day of madness

No medals today but good old Bill Calabria came up trumps with his fantastic range of wines from his Westend Estate to win some medals to add to his tally!

Libby, JMS, Tony, Amye, Yves, Anne and I all headed straight for the excellent little Italian on Petty France Street for lunch where we had some superb fresh pasta and a glass of crisp Verdicchio before getting back for the evening session. Although very tired, Libby and I still had lots of energy as tonight we were off to Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in The Kings Road with my parents.

The restaurant was excellent and I started with roasted pork belly and honey matched very well with a Sicilian wine made from the local Fiano grape. For main, mum and I had the superb calves liver dish and Libby and dad the succulent chicken, all perfectly matched with a 2006 Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Chante Cigale.

With satisfied stomachs we made our way back to the hotel for a good nights sleep as we were sure of a bit of an adventure tomorrow getting back to Bordeaux as our flights had been cancelled due to the ongoing volcanic ash!

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