HERE’S an unusual one: a bill of the week made up almost entirely of food rather than a few choice fine wines.

This group of Italian businessmen were in London for a meeting last week and seized the opportunity to hop off for some of their country’s finest national dishes at Il Baretto on Blandford Street.

They feasted on veal Milanese, salted seabass, Chianina beef bresaola, grilled sole, beef tagliata and Gran Brasato lamb, followed by the restaurant’s famous tiramisu.

That veritable mountain of food was washed down with bottles of prosecco and grappa, leaving our business contingent contented and very, very full.