I'd been craving for a proper steak for the last week...so I decided to take one of my best mates to this Argentinean place, the gaucho . We got there late because of my low descriptive power. [Darn! I should have listened to my mate when he said we should take a cab]...anyway this day of all days i decided not to wear my glasses. I perused the wine list squinting with interest and settled for a Malbec... it tasted full,smooth and a joy to drink as i swirled the drink with my tongue [wine aficionado]*. We enjoyed the tenderest blue fillet of steak.....that would melt in your mouth in seconds- In my quest for quality steak cuts that was the 3rd time i had such a perfectly cooked steak. The atmosphere was great and we just caught up on the gist of 2006... you should have seen the smile of contentment on my face.....if only i knew that would be short lived.
"£94 pounds!... how the hell did we consume that much in 45 minutes?" We asked in unison. The smiled was wiped off our faces immediately. Well Ms-I-deliberately-forgot-to-wear-my-spectacles didn't see the price on the Bottle of Malbec, Ms busy-body had this strong conviction in her head that she chose the cheapest bottle of wine which was £24.50..but Alas, it was a £42 bottle she chose. "Why the hell should i drink a £42 bottle of wine on a Friday night...what was so f*****g great about the day anyway?" I queried. The last time i drank such an expensive bottle it was some one's birthday and besides i didn't pay for it if i remember correctly.
I just feel bad about it and guilty at the same time. £42 will feed a family of 4 for a month up in the rural areas of Sokoto in Nigeria.
But I can say this much, the wine tasted so good...it was pukka.
Now, I will need my glasses more than ever, with an extra pair to check my bank balance.