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At the Berkeley

by joanie 

Posted: 30 May 2009
Word Count: 62
Summary: At the last minute - my contribution to my Flash Challenge! The truth about a special birthday treat at Marcus Wareing's at the Berkeley.

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It can be wearing
knowing how the staff will be,
how the clientèle present themselves,

whether wearing smart casual
will raise an eyebrow or two
or if designers jeans will do.

In reality, the experience
at Marcus Wareing's was
a delight. The sommelier

was from Hull. He was searching
for baby names - his wife was
pregnant. A lunchtime brought from heaven!

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V`yonne at 23:12 on 30 May 2009  Report this post
A sommelier from Hull did it for me Seriously I like this Joan. IT has pazzaz - I think. It's got the luxury of a long lunch written all over it.

FelixBenson at 14:44 on 31 May 2009  Report this post
Really entertaining, Jonaie - it does sound like a brilliant lunch. I think the change mid way through this poem of the expectations gives it harmony of style and content...just like the words change meaning, the expectations of the restaurant change....it makes the poem really work, and like Oonah, I love (the relief) of "the sommelier was from Hull"

Nella at 19:34 on 31 May 2009  Report this post
Nice, Joanie. That change of mood/voice came really unexpectedly.

joanie at 20:00 on 31 May 2009  Report this post
Thank you, ladies!

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