How was I supposed to resist the allure of a restaurant called Glamorous? How could I not want to go there when I have quite clearly made the pursuit of glamour the entire point of my life? And surely they do not come much more glamorous than this? Or, as they put it: "How many other Chinese restaurants do you know with their very own secure multistorey car park, a total seating capacity of 600, and the biggest chandelier you've ever seen adorning the centre of the restaurant?"
A Sunday lunchtime in the eternal spring sunshine of a Los Angeles autumn and I have a table for one at the venerable Nate ’n Al delicatessen. It’s a reminder that the film industry was founded by Ashkenazi Jews from the east coast who craved a taste of home: of pastrami on rye and matzo ball soup, food for colder weather and darker skies but to hell with that. If this is what these film people want to to eat, this is what they’ll have. After all, they write the script.
The Kitchen, 15 Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5PR (01463 259119). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80A few weeks ago Boath House, a handsome grey stone hotel and restaurant 20 miles outside Inverness, announced it was abandoning the six-course tasting menu which had helped it keep a Michelin star for a decade. Maintaining the aesthetic demanded by the tyre company was just too expensive. Apparently, we don’t want tiny saucers of tweezered disappointment. We want informality. Quite so.
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