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BILL OF THE WEEK

IT&rsquo;S over to Westminster for this week&rsquo;s bill, which came from a little Italian restaurant, Quirinale, tucked away beside the Institute of Economic Affairs and beloved of Parliamentary types wanting to keep a low profile.<br /><br />Our five diners attacked their meal with gusto, eating beef carpaccio, bresaola, pork saltimbocca, salmon, risotto and tiramisu, and washing it all down with copious amounts of alcohol. <br /><br />They drank 12 Grey Goose vodka-and-tonics and an impressive seven bottles of Italian wine (including a &pound;99 Barolo Cannubi and two Amarone dry reds), before rounding off the evening with a further bottle of Fonseca port.<br /><br />Let us just hope the feast wasn&rsquo;t at the taxpayer&rsquo;s expense.