A reverie at the Simpson

A reverie at the Simpson

I went here for the first time some years ago, when I was too little to appreciate it completely; anyway, this fascinating place remained impressed in my memories. And then, I visited it again. It was like returning to a well known atmosphere, with lacquered wood on the walls and white tables which reminded long games of chess, during which, as it is said, they started to serve the players with silver trolleys. A very nice picture of a charming British past, full of gentlemen smartly dressed and long days of rain. One of my favorite ideal images of London.
After dreaming about what people used to do at the Simpson, we can pass to the dinner. Since I remembered I had taken the Dover Sole, I decided to try it again. And… it was really a Miss Dover Sole. Sublime as no others I have ever tasted. Perfectly grilled, with spinach and a drop of lemon. The British cuisine I appreciate more: simple, light, but extremely savory. The ideal dish to feel being one of those chess players who were served during the match. And this is the mysterious power of well cooked dished: they can remain impressed in your mind, until you feel it again in your mouth, and then, in that magical moment, they revive the best experiences of your life. I can say my Dover Sole really did it yesterday, so I thank Her Majesty for making me feel again the dreams of my first visit to London, as well as the fascinating past atmosphere of chess and London gentlemen.
Everything ended with a nice sorbet, followed by salted caramel chocolate. Nothing better to conclude my reverie at the Simpson, which surely remain even more impressed in my mind. And, maybe, even in the British corner of my heart.


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