Saturday, 7 November 2015
I dined at The Ugly Duckling again last night.
Henrik, the proprietor, welcomed me cordially and I had an opportunity to have a brief chat with him about his plans to relocate to new and improved premises on Calle Pulpo.
I remember the former Café Lounge-Bar, which will be the new location of The Ugly Duckling in 2016.
I used to frequent it a dozen years ago when it was owned by Stefan.
Stefan employed an Australian chef called Sean, quite a character.
Sean told me that he used to live and work in Belfast, at Bonnie's café opposite the Ulster Museum.
In his colourful language he remarked that "Bonnie did a flit" and it became Café Conor.
He lived in a street off Botanic Avenue.
ENOUGH of that. Back to my meal last night.
I started with the delicious Green Salad.
My main course was the chicken, which I had with whole potatoes, spinach, and rich béarnaise butter.
Henrik had poured me a refreshing flute of Cava.
Having settled up I ambled the short distance to Bar Bouganville on Calle Iglesia.
Posted by Timothy Belmont at 08:27