Monday 29 August 2011
CHAMPAGNE COMMUNISTS OR CHARDONNAY SOCIALISTS?
Strange things happen on a summer's day, and here we are with Andrew and Sue and her new hip at a Communist Party lunch in the forest. Well, 'Prix libre' was a bit of a misnoma, perhaps because there was a donation tin. Here's the menu: Aperitifs, mises en bouche, melon, salad, steak and more salad, several desserts, as much wine as you could drink - rose or red from the nearby Chateau de Lisse - coffee, cherries in eau de vie and armagnac. And table service, no less. Standing to queue for food's a thing of the past apparently. Even Jacques Rapetti the local Comunist cadre who invited us had to admit that it's Communism au premiere classe.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 09:14