I conquered a rather odd phobia last week.
It all started with an email, asking if I'd like to review Jamie's Italian Glasgow. I pretty much just read the word 'Italian' and replied 'yup'. Italy is definitely in my top three countries when it comes to awesome food, so it was a no-brainer. (What are the other two, I hear you ask? Japanese and British - for the chips of course.) Plus I'd heard great things about the food from various colleagues. So far, so exciting. Then I realised I'd have to take pictures of said food. In the middle of a restaurant. Potentially surrounded by other diners, who would wonder why the hell that person is documenting all her food and not letting her partner eat?
I managed to put this dilemma to the back of my mind until Tam and I arrived at the restaurant. The inside is huge. It's all dark wood and flashes of red inside, with long rows of tables and giant windows looking out onto George Square. Just my style, but... I pulled out my camera as soon as we were seated, told myself to stop being stupid and just started snapping away. And guess what? No one cared at all! No one even glanced my way! I didn't die! I did feel stupid for thinking taking pictures of food was such a big deal, but other than that? Totally fine. I kind of want to do it again.
We passed up the offer of coffees and left the restaurant feeling totally stuffed. I got a chance to talk to the manager on the way out and she told us they have a huge refurbishment planned for January, so I'll definitely be heading back to see it then. She also told us they've been there for five years - I thought the place was only about a year old so I'm even more embarrassed that I hadn't been before! Next time, I'll listen to the guys at work when they tell me to visit somewhere...
Has anyone else been? Any favourites from the menu?
* I was given a voucher to visit Jamie's Italian in exchange for an honest review *