Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Before the serious business of dining at All'Antico Ristoro Di Cambi in Florence last week came the serious business of reviewing the autumn/winter menu for Drakes London. And it was definitely hungry work - simply browsing the necktie, scarf and pocket square offerings took several hours.
Among the house specialties once again are silk and wool squares in sizes for pocket and neck, with new patterns as well as familiar ones. They are joined by a large assortment of madders and an oversized paisley scarf that is one of the larger pieces of silk I have ever seen off of a bolt.
Turning the page, there were almost as many cashmere and woolen neckties to choose from as there were pasta shapes later in the evening, including the black and cream suiting patterns at the lower left in the photo.
It all made for a very satisfying meal, as did the food later on.