(Photo courtesy of my lovely sister)
"Gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people*, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good home."
- M.F.K. Fisher in An Alphabet for Gourmets
*I personally might argue that eight is an equally magical number, but then again, who am I to argue with the M.F.K.?