With the pointless, pre-Christmas cash-cow phase of the Champions League out of the way, now we get down to the red meat. This is where things start getting interesting. And tonight’s game is very interesting indeed. Real Madrid versus Manchester United is a lipsmacking tie under any circumstances – but the likely presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real ranks makes it potentially unmissable.
Real are struggling in domestic football, languishing in a frankly humiliating third place in La Liga – behind Athletico Madrid, no less. Still, this isn’t a vintage United side either – they’re running away with the Premier League, but that’s more to do with the inadequacies of their rivals than their own strengths. A fascinating prospect – this is the kind of occasion the Champions League was invented for. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
Caviar House & Prunier
This St James's location is one of Caviar House & Prunier's many sites across the globe, sibling to venues in Switzerland, France, the USA, Japan, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Qatar and the UAE. You can buy produce to take away (Prunier 'Heritage' caviar at £820 for 125g, perhaps?) but may visit here to dine in. Options include crab salad, shrimp cocktail, whole lobster, oysters and smoked salmon from their own smokery. A lengthy caviar selection features, as you would expect. The drinks list leans toward whites and Champagnes, with the majority available by the glass and the carafe. Grands crus wines feature for those looking to splash out.