Thursday 16 August
Another place that's both trendy and perfectionist about its food is our friend Liz's house. We brought the herbs, and Liz made a perfect summer dinner out of them (and other things).
Mojitos to start with (mint).
Then pizza margarita with fresh mozzarella (and Genovese basil).
A cool chicken and papaya salad (with Thai basil in the dressing) - and now we know how ripe papaya is supposed to smell and taste.
And a very refreshing dessert of grapes in thick yogurt, sprinkled with brown sugar.
Lots of wine and good conversation, of course, with Liz and her friends and colleagues, Patrick and Aarati.