Thursday, September 11

Vegetarian Platter

The sign's boast of 'Vegetarian Dishes' is a little inaccurate. The proprietor describes the only choice with hand gestures and a single word: vegetables. I imagine limp lettuce, cold green beans, but what arrives is a breadcrumbed steak of cheese, discs of soft garlicky aubergine, herby slices of courgette, a mound of potato and spinach salad, and a bunch of the smallest and sweetest cherry tomatoes I've ever tasted.