The Rose and Crown Hotel in Guildford is our local and I enjoyed a catch up with my friend Penny while sipping a couple of glasses of John Kosovich Cabernet Blanc – soft red currant nose, crisp acidity, raspberry and red currant flavours with a long dry refreshing finish.
‘The Secret Recipe for Second Chances’ by J.D. Barrett. I struggled to put this book down – Lucy Muir is moving on from a cheating husband and their very successful restaurant. She discovers a restaurant that has been vacant for many years and has fallen into disrepair. Chef Lucy signs the lease and brings the old restaurant back to life with the help of an old red recipe book she finds. Frankie, the deceased former owner’s dodgy friends start to show up – the question is asked – was he murdered, and why?