Maureen: Yum. I like this a lot. I like how there are bursts of mint with the rocket.
Tim: Not me. I’d rather just have the peppery rocket, just on its own, no mint.
Maureen: I like the grilled haloumi. You can also use feta, but I went with haloumi. As you know, any time there’s grilled haloumi, sign me up.
Maureen: It’s a very nice salad, but I don’t think it’s particularly healthy.
Tim: With the wodges of grilled cheese, do you mean?
Maureen: Yes, but it’s still delicious. This has been a good month so far. Do you remember the time we met Angela Hartnett on our 10th anniversary?
Tim: Yes, that was back in the day when she was at the The Connaught. We had the tasting menu. It was amazing. That’s certainly in our top five of favourite dinners, if not at the very top.
Maureen: I remember I sent in a thank you note to the kitchen, and she happened to be working, even though it was a Saturday night. She came out to wish us a happy anniversary, but I was busy checking the train schedule when she approached the table. Not my finest moment, but a very classy move on her part to come say hello and say thank you for the thank you.
Tim: She was very nice. What a meal. What a night.
Maureen: I think this is one of the reasons why I like this cookbook so much. It reminds me how great that meal was, but also how down-to-earth and nice Angela was.