I had Spanish for lunch today with Jeff and we went with the paella negre. I was expecting something with a certain tinge of blackness but it turned out to be very black indeed. All afternoon I have had a variation of The Cheese Shop going around and around in my head.
Wensleydale : It’s a bit black, sir.
Mousebender: Oh, I like it black.
Wensleydale : Well as a matter of fact it’s very black, sir.
Fortunately, it was quite delicious and there were no bouzoukis playing. But, honestly, food should not be that colour.
The red beer with fruit floating in it was most excellent. Just the right amount of redness and fruit floating in it.