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BILL OF THE WEEK

THE MORE ostentatious among you may baulk at the idea of a bill totalling under &pound;1,000, but allow The Capitalist to present&hellip; a &pound;986.12 cheese tasting session.<br /><br />Yep, this group of accountants popped into South Kensington cheese shop La Cave a Fromage last week for cheese and a couple of glasses of wine.<br /><br />Along with their charcuterie selection (smoked venison, salami Milano, pata negra and bresaola) and wines &ndash; including a Chateau La Colline Cote Ouest Bergerac Blanc Sec, a Parfum De Raisin Gaillac Blanc and a Spanish red, Quindals 2005 Mas Estela &ndash; the group got their teeth stuck into a good few smelly cheeses.<br /><br />On the menu were a French hard cheese, Comte St Antoinel; an Epoisse Fermier; a Sainte Maure de Touraine goat&rsquo;s cheese; and a mouth-watering triple cream cheese called Brillat Truffe, with a layer of black truffle.<br /><br />And all that with the bill coming in at the leisurely time of just after five in the afternoon. Now if that&rsquo;s not a touch of decadence, I don&rsquo;t know what is.