Quite a few years back, pizza was all about the toppings and the cheese. The more the better. Not much attention was paid to the base. How things have changed. Now it is all about the base, the crust and the minimal toppings.
Brother Marcus looks like a small coffee shop from the outside. The entrance is a solid blue door that has the “Come Inside” sign. The restaurant instantly has a welcoming atmosphere and a rustic feel to it. Green plants are entwined onto frames along the walls. Everything else is wooden including the wall panels and furniture.
Although Monsieur Georges is situated in Place St Georges, it is secluded from the main square with plants and vegetation. The outdoor seating by the entrance initially looks fairly small but then there is additional seating over the grass way.
Il Pezzo di Giuseppe was situated in a lively part of Madrid with the area having a good atmosphere in the evening. This restaurant had outdoor seating in the piazza.
An early movie meant that was plenty of time for dinner afterwards. Around Swiss Cottage, there seems to be a limited amount of places to dine. Most of them are more towards Finchley Road such as Zizzi and Sprinkles Gelato.
At certain times of the year, the South West restaurant is closed and the same menu is served in the sister eatery of the South West Lounge.
What can be better than seeing a movie with friends? When it then becomes a dinner outing to complete the day. Luckily for us, Kings Cross has an array of restaurants including Dishoom.
As Lugano is situated close to the Italian border, it does feel like you are in Italy and not in Switzerland. It still has the beautiful views of the mountains and lakes. There are plenty of piazzas, fountains, quaint streets, restaurants, gelato places and shops that make up Lugano.
An impromptu weekday evening out led us to dinner at La Lluna. It had come at the right time as when a day has been a bit of a trying one, the time with special close friends helps wonders.