First read the chef’s suggestions. Couldn’t be simpler! Then view the dishes. Exotic, sophisticated. Time is of the essence to appreciate works of art. Perfect. Outside, tones of saffron, avocado and passion fruit in the form of flowers beckon. Go out for a wander.

The air inspires us back for tea. Accompanied by a slice of homemade cake, a pastry or a scone oozing with butter, tea is not only taken at 5.00 p.m. but at any hour that calls for the moment to be relished.