I have a bunch of friends who meet once a month for a meal.
Originally there were four of us, and it all began over a Christmas drink in December 2000 to catch up. I had two separate groups of people who I wanted to meet up with and I chose a spot that was local to both groups and the four of us met for the first time at the now long-gone Jolly Poacher Bar. After a couple of drinks we decided to dine somewhere and headed to the also long-gone Tin Goose. And so dawned a new idea to go somewhere different every month. We gave ourselves a name (the Divine Diners) and an institution was born.
There are now seven of us and we each take turns picking somewhere to go, with the rule being that the majority haven’t been to the place before. We NEVER ran out of new places to try. After the February 2011 earthquakes, we did relax the rule, to support restaurants re-opening, we could go back once. We have done this for The Bodhi Tree, St Germain and The Twisted Hop.
I will be blogging about our eating adventures – I do try and get a feel for what everyone else thought, however the views and final review are my take on it.