Friday, January 16, 2009

A two for one grappa scenario

My traditional grappa bet with the owner of one of our regular haunts has just got better. We were on an even stake but he is so confident he has doubled his contribution. Now I get two bottles if I win.

If you remember the terms, I have Inter as my team to progress the furthest in the Champions League while he has Arsenal. The Nerazzurri have their work cut out against Man United but I am hopeful Roma can give the Gunners a hard time.

Anyway, Forza Inter e Roma...

Monday, January 12, 2009

The fatted pig!

Amazing, truly amazing. Our Thursday evening escapades have always had a medieval banquet feel to them but never quite so much as last week. Our host provided nothing less than a whole suckling pig for us to feast upon (vegetarians turn away now).

Basted in honey, the pig was essentially sliced into eight big chunks for us to dine on. All washed down, of course, with the grappa on the table. A fine time indeed...