February 15th, 2004

More filmage and some food

Yesterday's DVD to watch was Secretary, part of rotwang's Valentine's Day present (the rest of the present won't be around until 1st March). Interesting, and (very) faintly disturbing film; again, not a huge amount of plot, but the characters were so much better drawn than The Royal Tenenbaums that it really didn't seem to matter.

We ate at the newly-opened Top Floor restaurant at Turnmills, a short walk from Farringdon station. Last time we ate there it was Gaudi, a rather nifty Spanish-themed restaurant; the newer version doesn't have quite the same focussed theme. The food, selected from a special Valentine's Day menu, was nice (gravad lax with bread and butter and a shot of nicely-chilled vodka to start for me; goat's cheese salad with a strawberry vinaigrette for him, followed by duck leg with citron mashed potato and cranberry sauce, tuna both seared and tartare for him), but a bit on the nouvelle cuisine side - portions a bit small, we were both still peckish after three courses.

And tonight, I shall make lasagne. Definitely not a nouvelle cuisine version.