Summer may be officially over but the sun is still shining. This means more chance to prolong one of my favourite ways to dine: al fresco! A couple of weeks ago, I had an early supper at Comptoir Libanais on Duke of York Square.
The weather was warm enough to eat outside, which was wonderful because on a Saturday it puts you in amongst the shopping buzz. I love that feeling. Though to be honest, I love being inside just as much. Computer Libanais is full of colour and vibrance, as most folks would already know.
On my recent visit I ordered what seems to be evolving as my usual: the Lamb and Prunes Tagine, which also has butternut squash, peas and roasted almonds in the dish. Although with Little Man by my side, the prunes didn’t stay too long on my plate. His creeping hand kept reappearing as he snatched one prune after the next.
And for my drink, I had one of Comptoir’s Prosecco cocktails. There are three altogether: The Mona with a dash of fragrant rose syrup; Yara, with a dash of mulberry molasses; and Zeina, with a dash of pomegranate molasses. I’ve tried and like them all.
So onwards into our warm start to autumn and then towards dining outside surrounded by festive lights. To be honest, I think just as long as I’m covered if it’s raining, al fresco is wonderful all year round if the setting’s right.