Friday 28 February
We were going out with Priscilla tonight to hear some lefty music (Moonrakers and the Lucy Ward Band), and as the venue was Oxford's Old Fire Station, she advised that we choose a restaurant just across the road on George Street. We ended up at what we now think is the best among the chain choices in that locale, Côte Brasserie.
We started with a bottle of Saumur blanc while perusing the menu.
One of us got two specials: moules provençal in spicy tomato sauce, and a succulent veal loin slice on savory slivered napa cabbage and red onion.
The other two got the set menu: smoked salmon tartines (bruschette to you) with onions, capers, and cream on two generous slices of good bread; and a clod of cod (but good cod!) on a bed of chickpeas and tomatoes.
We ended by sharing a dessert of canelé with berry sauce and cream, and some fresh mint tea or cafe au lait. A good meal, with good service, and got us out to the club on time.