A few years have passed, but Gaia remembers it as if it were yesterday, the first date with Andrea: an evening for the two of them, a dinner out to get to know each other better and then, who knows … As soon as they crossed the entrance of the restaurant, they felt perfectly at ease. The table reserved for them by the maître, quiet and with a magnificent view on the sea, had helped to make the atmosphere even more special. On those enveloping chairs, time had flown by and the affinities between them had spontaneously emerged – a bit like the relaxed and authentic elegance of the place. Since that evening they have never left, and they have never even left their special place. Last Valentine’s Day they had to celebrate it at home, trying to replicate the refined mise en place of the restaurant, but now they can’t wait to go back to spend a romantic evening between the clink of glasses and the sunset over the sea. Is everything as they remember it, or perhaps even more beautiful?
On Friday evening after work, you will find yourself in front of a good glass of wine. Gianluca and his friends were used to opening the weekend like this. A pleasant habit born a little by chance, when that new wine shop with kitchen opened near the office. Week after week, they had been conquered by that modern environment where they could feel right at home. Among lockdown and smart working periods, however, their cheerful habit was giving way to something else. But just a couple of phone calls, a few messages to define the last details, and here they are together again, ready to spend the evening in joy. They sit around the new round tables, browse the wine list, and the weekend can finally begin.
Daniele and Caterina had the same idea: Sunday will be mum’s birthday, and there is no doubt about how to celebrate it. He warned his loved ones, while his sister thought about booking “their” table at the restaurant which – since they were children – has seen them celebrate anniversaries, small and big goals, but also moments of ordinary family happiness. And on the other hand, they have also seen the place change and renew itself over the years: a different colour on the walls, designer seats, new dishes on the menu, while always remaining faithful to its identity. During the closing periods they continued to enjoy their favorite dishes thanks to the organization of the take-away service, but they can’t wait to be all together around that table again.