“You must have good taste!” exclaimed Lucy Worsley over lunch at the Marriott Grosvenor Square London last week. The Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces was looking resplendent in a red velvet dress. She was returning the compliment to our compliment about her entertainingly educational educationally entertaining history programmes. It was The Sunday Times British Homes Awards:
- Altoritas Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley Chile
- Smoked haddock fishcake, soft egg yolk
- Goat’s cheese and sweet potato cake, candied pecan, chill jam
- Artichoke and pepper paella, salsa verde, crispy leeks
- Cob nut and maple syrup mousse, apples and pears
- Coffee and petit fours
Lunch at the Marriott Grosvenor Square is always fun, whatever the occasion, but how much more fun would lunch be at the Marriott Zürich? There’s only one way to find out. And so, here we are, pleased as punch plonked on plumped up cushions. Actually we’re a few miles downstream from the Marriott in the Odeon Restaurant but you get the drift. Sometime later, we will admire the assured elegance of Villa Escher and its apron of greenery known as Belvoir Park but for now there’s truffle omelette to be devoured.