The Steeple Times asks nightlife guru Francisco Alves Gomes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force?
Passion and desire.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
“If the glove doesn’t fit, you’re full of bullshit.”
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?
My family as I live far away from them.
What might you swap all your wealth for?
If I had any, I would be delighted.
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?
It’s bad for business.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
“I don’t work, I just play.”
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home.” What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
I am annoyed by the chuggers. They should be banned. People should give when they feel willing.
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?
Phones should only be used at only the appropriate moment.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
People who matter in my life.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
A meal cooked by my mother with my family.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
It depends on the circumstances.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A cup of tea.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
My own at Bodos Schloss because partying is my life (so far).
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 don’t like tattoos.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
Cilla Black presented “Surprise, Surprise.” Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
I’m a true gentleman.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
I don’t have one but I do have a barbecue.
Francisco Alves Gomes is a London based expert in hospitality. His current projects number the nightclub Bodos Schloss and he is looking forward to owning the most exotic cars in the world in due course.
Bodos Schloss: http://www.bodosschloss.com