Just when you’re wondering if ‘Fresh Meat’ is losing its way, you’ll notice the relentlessly amusing dialogue, the superb characterisation and the fine performances. And just when you feel like it’s back on top form, you’ll notice a certain vacuum at its heart; a sense that the writers might be running out of things to do with these characters.
Tonight, Oregon unveils her play – which appears to be a series of thinly veiled character assassinations of her housemates. Meanwhile, Howard gets in a fight and the rest of the gang sign up for a clinical drug trial. It bumbles along perfectly happily. You may not even notice the slight lack of focus while you’re snickering at Howard’s pre-fight training regime, enjoying Vod’s cutting critique of Oregon’s writing or marvelling at JP’s ‘incredibly strong’ gap year stories.
But we’re hoping ‘Fresh Meat’ still remembers how to marry humour and drama – a climax that’s both comically and emotionally satisfying could be a stretch this year.
A charming corner restaurant in Knighstbridge that specialises in Italian cuisine. Split over two levels, Montpeliano is dressed with crisp white linen, retro rattan chairs and pictures of famous faces on every inch fo the walls. Having been situated here since 1974, Montpeliano is well practised in their traditional Italian menu, which features classics with top ingredients. Such as fruits de mer with slow-dried linguine and half a lobster, homemade ravioli with a rotating range of fillings and Milanese shin of veal with saffron rice. Desserts range from fresh fruit to plump profiteroles, and the wine list (with French options, as well as Italian, stretches to an impressive 12 pages.
Venue says: “Come and enjoy our three course set lunch menu up to 7pm, for £22.50, seven days per week!”