And we’re straight into season two, format heroically unchanged and highlights generally still coming during the stand-up segments. This opener peaks early, as Louis CK’s initial rhapsodising about his kids rapidly and inevitably descends into how and why he’d kill them. After all, his youngest did tell him she loved his ex-wife more.
His heavily pregnant older sister Gretchen then drops by for a visit, resulting in a disappointingly crass and predictable pay-off that mostly serves to underline the higher standards to which we hold this show. For those who were lucky enough to catch him at the O2 or the Hammersmith Apollo, it’s a fleetingly impressive reminder of his talents.
A restaurant and wine bar tucked away amongst the townhouses, villas and mews of Kensington. It's a relatively versatile space, with booth seating, a bar and a separate restaurant giving its clientele - usually the well-heeled locals - the kind of flexibility to which they are accustomed. The modern-European menu ranges from parmesan soufflé with quince, alfalfa and a walnut and chicory salad to North Sea cod served with olive oil mash, Swiss chard, samphire, balsamic fig, pomegranate and purple kale. The steaks and chops are cooked in a Bertha oven - an indoor charcoal oven capable of cooking at more than 400 degrees. There are no beers on tap but a good range available by the bottle. A varied wine list takes in the old world and new, with organic and biodynamic bottles available alongside a few on offer by the glass. Classic cocktails prove popular.