Monday, 19 March 2012
When I went to the cinema the other day (to see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" which is excellent!), they showed the latest advertisement for Cartier. It is a beautifully made 3 minute short film which shows the Cartier panther travelling through Paris, St Petersburg, China and India where he faces snow, dragons and elephants before returning to Place Vendome. The full film can be found under http://www.odyssee.cartier.fr/#/home where you can also find an interesting short film about the making of the advertisement.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Last weekend I went back to one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London and was once more not disappointed. Babbo (which means "daddy" in Italian) on Albermale Street in Mayfair (http://www.babborestaurant.co.uk/) does delicious authentic Italian food. The menu features many Italian classics such as calamari fritti, prosciutto San Daniele with funghi porcini, lasagna (according to a more than 100 year old family recipe), gnocchi, Ossobuco alla Milanese (which, according to my mother, was one of the best she ever tasted), quite a few dishes with the trendy burrata cheese (a tastier version of mozzarella from Puglia) and great ice creams and an amazing tiramisu. The interior is very cosy - bistro style with beautiful chandeliers and a great bar - and the service is very friendly. Just a great place!