First Restaurant in 2009

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私の家から一番近いエリアは、歩いて20分弱、ロンドン中心部の北東にあるイズリントン区エンジェル(Angel, Islington)になる。今日はお正月で、お店やレストラン・カフェはあまりオープンしていないのではないかと心配だったけれど、チェーン店をはじめ何軒かは開いていた。お店は通常より早めに閉まってしまったけれど。ちょっと小腹が空いたので、Stradaというイタリアンでお茶をした。Stradaはイギリスで全国展開するチェーン店で、モダンでスタイリッシュなインテリアで人気。私は温めたパネットーネ(Panettone Forno)を、Mはピザを注文。以前来た時は、ピザがもっとぱりっとして美味しかったのだけれど、ちょっと味が落ちたような。。。世界的な食糧価格高騰で、使用する小麦粉の質が落ちたのではと、疑っています。でも、ピカデリーサーカスにあるような、肉厚の安価なピザに比べると生地は薄いし、格段に美味しいけれど。

Our nearest High street area is Angel, Islington, located on the north east of central London – about 20 min. walk. We were worrying that many shops and restaurants might be closed for new year’s day, but some (mainly chains) were opened, for god’s sake! We went Strada Italian restaurant. Strada is a chain but it is popular with its modern and stylish decor. I had Panettone Forno and M ordered pizza. Pizza was not as crispy as last time – we suspect that they might have changed the quality of ingredients, due to soaring global food price. But Strada’s pizza was thin at least, and not as bad as lower end pizza takaways around Piccadilly Circus.

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  1. Pingback: Italian Restaruant Week: Obikà Mozzarella Bar @ Charlotte Street, Tottenham Court Road | everydaylife.style

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