Sunday, March 08, 2009

Flavour


Four Coles made long awaited debuts at Sebz on Saturday night. Sebz is a tapas restaurant in the renowned thoroughfare known as Northgate Street and, verily, we gorged merrily on delight after delight. I hungrily consumed three dishes, Spanish omelette, some spicy potatoes and Portuguese cod fishcakes but also munched on garlic bread (what a concept that is), the house olives and a dish of spicy broad beans. The strong Portuguese beer I supped was gorgeous. It was just great to enjoy some less usual tastes in really pleasant and incredibly friendly surroundings. I’ll certainly visit this establishment again. I’m aware I sound like an agent for the place but I’m tempted by the three tapas for £6.95 deal at lunchtimes.

The only downside to the Sebz experience was the music they played. Rick Astley’s Greatest Hits is not my favoured selection when seeking aural pleasure. I wasn’t aware that the boy Astley had produced so many songs and all of them sounding exactly the same. The evening ended with a bizarre selection of tracks including Booker T and the MGs’ Soul Limbo, 10cc’s Dreadlock Holiday and The Macarana by an unknown (to me) artist.

4 comments:

L said...

The aural similarities you describe stem from, I fear, the Stock,Aitken and Waterman production team. This would explain the hideous lack of quality and the mercilessly repetitive rhythmic and lyrical patterns within Rick Astley's (and many others) catalogue of hits.

The Macarena is by Los Del Rio. A very well known 'outfit' often heard within certain circles - spanish package holidays et al.

As for Soul Limbo and Dreadlock Holiday-both classics with a cricketing link.

An eclectic mix indeed with which to entertain customers whilst they dine...

Cole said...

I noted the cricketing connection at the time. Those songs came one after the other and I did secretly hope for @howzat' by Sherbert to complete the hat trick.

L said...

Thought you would. Howzat? Now that would have been perfection!

L said...

Thought you would. Howzat? Now that would have been perfection!