Las Chicas que Comen had their October outing close to home in Manet Hotel in El Portet, observing all Covid safety rules, and with the tables well spaced out. open but fortunately under cover. The weather was changing by the minute, wind, then rain then sun, sometimes simultaneously. Salad and carpaccio shared starters were tasty and generous, but unfortunately main courses were served on cold plates making them rather lukewarm. But the waiters were very good at keeping glasses topped up and the Chicas are an intrepid bunch, always pleased to meet up and chat, ignore the weather and enjoy themselves. Our thanks as ever to the staff at Manet and to Lynn Clark for organising it.