Sizzled is the eighth story in the Facile Restaurant series of 10 shorts. Each story focuses on a different couple.
Facile's manager, Xavier Blackwell, has a reputation for being ruthless, smart, and savvy with the ladies. While the first two descriptors are correct, the third portion of his reputation is not exactly accurate. While the posh London accent and prowling persona have garnered him many a lady's attention, for Xavier there's been only one woman - one woman who seeped into his soul and left her mark on his heart. And she chose tonight, one of the most hectic, disastrous nights in Facile's history, to visit his restaurant.
Food critic Lakshmi Krishnamurthy remembers her all-too-brief time with Xavier fondly. She means her visit to Facile to be a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. But due to miscommunications between nearly every member of the restaurant's staff, it has become more of a culinary death march. Will Lakshmi take pity on the scrambling manager and invite him to her hotel room for a bit of room service?
©2015 Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona (P)2016 Audible, Inc.