As Brexit concerns start to calm, comedians like Josh Widdicombe will have to look for easier targets, although the fact that Josh bears an uncanny resemblance to a young Boris Johnson may help. There’s a smile on the face of the restaurant trade, however, as favourable exchange rates mean that pop up operators like Som Saa can make that tricky leap to full restaurant status. In or out, London continues to lead the way.
There’s no particular secret, other than the fact that you will look long and hard at the menu before you find a green curry. Som Saa has been set up by westerners dedicated to this most exciting of cuisines and they aren’t about to sell out to the tourist crowd. Dishes are pungent, zesty and hot!! Smoked chilli is a favoured ingredient and the sea bass served here is a totally different from the polite pan-fried stalwart of so many mainstream restaurants. Definitely worth a short ride eastwards on the Metropolitan & City line.
The script is sharp, funnier than the original and suitably concerned with the moral ambiguity that goes with waging a just war. As in the 1960 classic, the seven rise above their outlaw status by training the village to defend itself, rather than just going on a killing spree. Chris Pratt takes a break from zapping Klingons in the Star Trek franchise by dealing out frontier justice in support of the inscrutable Washington.
Fighting Talk is the kind of gig that radio programmers usually give to argumentative “shock jocks” who like nothing better than to stir the boiling pot of public outrage (sorry, opinion). Widdicombe handles things differently, preferring to give even the craziest callers enough rope to hang themselves. There’s sure to be some in the audience, so will be interesting to see how Josh handles them.
Special tastings, cake making classes and even a Chocolate fashion show are all scheduled for the weekend of 14th – 16th of October. There will be champagne bar as well, so if you have managed, miraculously to park your offspring, stop by for a glass of bubbly – with or without a chocolate truffle.