EDITOR'S DIARIES - WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2000
Dark Glasses On / Dark Glasses Off
my 40th birthday so I had two parties with two pairs of glasses just to make sure.
I started at 5.30pm prompt (or as prompt as I can ever be) with a cake, a musical
candle, a wife, a sister-in-law and two lovely daughters.
LEFT TO RIGHT: ELLIE, BENITA, DARK GLASSES ON,
Mivi loves the musical candle and is just learning to blow
it out. Ellie now gets very excited by the camera flash and jumps up and down with glee
every time it goes off.
The cake was a Carrot Cake from Marks and Spencer. The
photograph was taken by Cecy, my sister-in-law from Chile who is staying with us at the
Mivi was wearing a new hat in her favourite colour purple.
Then off to Coventry's new tapas bar, Tabasco's, for party
This restaurant was opened a couple of months ago in the
old coal vaults at the Canal Basin.
It's an interesting place to eat - a definite Spanish first
on the local eating out scene.
LEFT TO RIGHT: RIC, HILARY, ALISTAIR (JUST),
BENITA, DARK GLASSES OFF
Most of the CWN staff and partners came along - it
coincided with a date for a staff night out. So two small birds were slightly wounded with
It is a different way to dine - that takes a little getting
used to. If you go there with a mind for having a meal out you might be disappointed.
LEFT TO RIGHT: RIC, HILARY, ALISTAIR
But if you go there to have a drink, a laugh and some tasty
tuck along the way you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The food is very different to anything you'll get anywhere
else in Coventry. The menu descriptions are extremely enticing and when it comes it is
But do be prepared to wait. The staff don't seem to have
quite 'bedded down' and serving a table of ten with a mixture of 'buffet specials' and a
la carte seem to cause mucha confusión.
SADIE AND PAUL - WITH THE HANDS OF SUE
Unfortunately the service got rather out of synch with the
three of us who made individual choices from the menu getting served much quicker than the
seven who had chosen the buffet specials.
Hence the 'hungry three' had finished while the buffet
slayers still had their tongues hanging out in anticipation.
I'd had a hungry day (with only four pieces of birthday
cake) so I counted myself lucky that I had gone for the menu choices. My veal kidneys in a
sherry sauce, monkfish and bacon kebabs and pork in a piquant orange sauce were all
Benita's vegetarian selections also went down a treat.
BENITA AND CHRIS AGAIN AFTER THE MEAL HAD GONE
On marks out of ten, I'd give Tabasco's:
|VALUE FOR MONEY
|AVERAGE PRICE PER PERSON
Definitely a good place to go for an evening
out in Coventry if you want somewhere different. If they can get the service sorted it
will be a great place.
But be warned - if you like something sweet to round off
your evening they don't do desserts.
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