He brought us a litre of white wine. Then we each ordered a salad with octopus and fried whitebait as a starter, followed by spaghetti with mussels in tomato sauce, and for a main course marinated anchovies with broccoli rabe.
Riccardo poured the wine.
'To us,' he said, raising the glass.
'And sod the others,' I said.
From Andrej Longo's short story Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness in Ten.