|Carluccios in Nottingham|
Meeting someone for the first time can potentially be an awkward experience but not with Jean. She turned out to be a lovely lady, amusing, interesting and great company and the three hours we spent together chatting and eating flew by. Outside the weather was blustery, chilly and snowy, inside all was conviviality and warmth.
The service at Carluccios was excellent and unobtrusive. Just the right amount of attention from the knowledgeable staff. We decided it wasn't a day to sit outside though.
We decided to forgo a starter and have a main and a pudding instead. Jean went for the tortelloni di cervo and I chose the linguine al frutti di mare and we shared some focaccia bread and a salad.
|linguine al frutti di mare|
During the meal we chatted about France, French culture, the Loire Valley and the magnificent thunderstorms there, lulu the poodle, the history of my life in theatre, Jean's friends who live next door to a vineyard, my experiences in France and the fun of meeting people from other cultures and sharing aspects of their lives.
The yummy desserts were followed by a coffee.
Thank you again, Jean for a super time and for treating me to lunch at this venue and I was most touched by the unexpected gift of the French food and wine and the home-made goodies. Until next time. I will check out the blogs that you recommended. x