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Italian Restaurant Week: Luce e Limoni @ Gray’s Inn Road

Luce e Limoni(イタリア語で「光とレモン」の意)は、クラーケンウェルのSt Cross Streetにあるレストラン・Fabrizioのオーナーでシチリア出身のFabrizio Zafarana氏の新しいシチリア料理のお店。偶然通りがかって、素敵なお店なのでトライしてみた。


Luce e Limoni (“light and lemons” in Italian) is an Italian restaurant specialising traditional Sicilian cuisine, and another venue by Fabrizio Zafarana from Sicily, the owner of Fabrizio restaurant on St Cross Street in Clerkenwell. We just found this place by chance, and tried this good looking place.

The restaurant is elegantly decorated with a Sicilian ambient with drawings of lemons on the walls. Equally their dishes looked great when served. However, a disappointment struck us after we started eating – the food was bland and didn’t have much flavours. The sauce didn’t taste freshly made but came from a jar. I had the similar dishes in Sicily and were far better. It is not fair to compare the cuisine in Sicily and Sicilian cuisine in London, as the ingredients cannot be the same here and there. But still, I think they can do a bit better. Probably we won’t come back…

シチリアの伝統料理、ソラマメとイカのスープ £6.95

Macco di fave con calamaretti saltati £6.95 (traditional Sicilian dried broad beans soup with spicy squid)


Bucatini alle sarde con pomodori secchi, capperi, sultana e mollica tostata £10.50 (Bucatini with sardines, sun dried tomato, capers, sultanas and toasted breadcrumbs) and Rigatoni con melanzane, pomodoro, basilico e ricotta salata £9.95 (Rigatoni with aubergine, tomato, basil and salty ricotta cheese)

Konditor & Cook: a Sweet Paradise

Konditor & CookKonditor & Cook @ Chancery Lane

地下鉄Chancery Lane駅からGrays Inn Roadを少し北に行ったところにあるKonditor & Cookは、スウィーツ好きにはたまらないカフェ。Borough MarketやSOHOにあるミニシアター系映画館・Curzon SOHO等、現在ロンドンに5店舗ある。全てのスウィーツは、Free Range(放し飼い)の卵や天然のバター等、高品質の材料を使って手作りされている。バースデー・ケーキやウェディング・ケーキの注文も受け付けており、カラフルでキュートなMagic Cakeには特別メッセージも入れられる。

ここ、Chancery Lane店では、イートインもできるけれど、中と外に数席しかなくて、運が悪いと座れない時もある。店頭には美味しそうなケーキが並び、クッキーやチョコレート類も充実している。サンドイッチもあるんだけれど、ラップに無造作に包まれていて、きれいに包装されたお菓子類に比べると、かなり見劣りするかな。今は季節柄、ハロウィーンのカボチャのデザインのチョコレート等も売っている。Konditorの色とりどりのケーキやお菓子類、見ているだけでハッピーな気分になれます。

Konditor & Cook, going a bit north from Chancery Lane tube station on Grays Inn Road, is the cafe that you cannot resist if you have a sweet tooth. Currently, there are five shops in London, including the ones in Borough Market and Curzon SOHO, an art-house movie theater chain in SOHO. All cakes are handmade, using high quality ingredients such as free range-eggs and natural butter. You can order birthday cakes and wedding cakes, as well as special messages on their colorful and cute Magic Cakes.

At the Chancery Lane shop, you can eat-in, but you may not find a seat if you are unlucky, as there are only few seats inside and outside. There are gorgeous cakes displayed at the store front, as well as a wide variety of cookies and sweets on the counter and at the shelves. They have sandwiches too, wrapped roughly with cling films, and it doesn’t look as good as beautifully wrapped confectionaries. You can find now seasonable Halloween pumpkin chocolates etc. Just looking at Konditor & Cook’s mouthwatering sweets make everyone feel happy.

Konditor & Cook @ Chancery Lane

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