Philippe closed his menu… “Bresaola to start, with hearts of artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan. Then, the beef cheeks, which they do here with a slice of foie gras on top. And a fondant au chocolat. That will see us through until dinner…”
..Philippe turned his attention to Sophie……
“How’s your love life?”
“Philippe!” Sophie flushed prettily and appeared to find something fascinating on her plate.
from The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle (2010). Recommended.