Off to Diwali meal organised by S. This was at Les Portes Des Indes, just off oxford st, near Marble Arch. I started of with a chilli cocktail then switched to King cobra, bottles of beer so big that they put them on ice like champagne and serve the lager in champagne style glasses. Bruce and his friend from the BBC were there and Carlina and a musician friend of S's. After a few cocktails we moved into the main restaurant past the fountain and enjoyed a great meal. I enjoyed my purple aubergine side orders, and especially the cream filled samosa for dessert. We were surprised to hear during the meal that it was snowing outside. The first snow in London in October for 70 years.