The Steeple Times asks The Palm’s barman Fillipe Ricchi: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
“Happiness and success”.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
I don’t miss anything. I’m very, very lucky.
What might you swap all your wealth for?
I’d love to open a business. I’d love to open a bar.
Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?
Banks are not very trusting.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
It’s good to support charity but too many people do it for themselves rather than for whom it will benefit.
The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?
They are very important but when I was young no one had one. Now everyone has one, it isn’t good.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
I’d like mustard filet at a restaurant by the sea.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
House parties because I am in the company of friends.
Who is the most positive person you know?
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
I have a tattoo and it is of a baseball and sunglasses. I have it because I played baseball for ten years and I got the tattoo to remind myself of my love for the sport.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
An Aston Martin because it is elegant and aggressive at the same time.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
A bottle of cognac.
Fillipe Ricchi is a barman at The Palm, 1 – 3 Pont Street, London, SW1X 9EJ. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7201 0710. Website: http://www.thepalm.com/London
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