We had a freebie test weekend for friends etc, and so far, so good! On Saturday we had 27 people, for brunch today we had 17. I haven’t dropped anything so far, that’s all I can say. Today I even used the till – quite an achievement. The pics below include a couple who strolled in for coffee this morning, so we served them and took REAL MONEY – so they were officially our very first paying customers (the couple with Joel still wearing his running gear, which he wears for dragging tables around). There’s also a pic of our chef, Michel. I think we’re lucky to have him – so far people are really happy with what they’ve eaten. Brunch today included the Oeufs Royale, and a bloody mary… There’s also a pic here of a bunch of wimmin and Joel – friends who hung around after they’d eaten until Joel and I ate after the service – felt like such a very restauranty thing to do. There’s also a pic here of a house I noticed on Saturday morning when I went to drop sheets from the studios off for washing. It was so early in the morning I could actually park in the street beside the laundry, and when I looked up, the beautiful frieze of pigeons and roosters is what I saw.
So, now I’m thinking that after these three or four restaurant years, I would like to raise goats in the mountains and have three huge slobbery dogs. Anything to avoid finishing off that novel, I guess.