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Moreen Simpson: You can’t beat dining at an ootside eatooterie

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Ever since Covid, the Neest has seen an eruption of pop-up, open-air cafes and beer gardens. Quite right, too.

The only thing better than going to an eatooterie is going to an ootside eatooterie. My most precious memories of holidays doon the decades are of sipping heady cocktails in stunning locations and feeding my face with fine food. Maybe that’s because my very first meal like that had such a dramatic – in more ways than one – conclusion.

Sweet 16 and barely kissed, adolescently ecstatic when the boatmen from Sorrento to Capri, Josef, asked me oot that Saturday night: a dead ringer for that hunky Italian Davide on Love Island. (Of course I watch it!)

My pal’s mum, our chaperone, rightly forbade the date, but no one was keeping Mo from her Romeo.........

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