Still discovering

It was really lovely weather today and I had a really productive day. After days of studying at home, I finally had to get up with a purpose this morning as I met with my colleagues at the university library to do some course work (we have to analyse the websites of the major banks in Italy and it’s terrifying how badly constructed they are!)

We finished around lunch time and I decided to have a piece of pizza on the go (melanzane e formaggio – sooo good!) as I went for a walk in the sunshine. I first started my usual route: past the Borgo Sant’Angelo and towards Piazza Navona, but then I decided to get lost and chose a street I never walked before, only to discover a whimsical narrow street with cute shops and little workshops.

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I had a lovely stroll to Largo Argentina and then onwards to Piramide, where I joined Goirgio and we went to another library together. We got a little studying done, but eventually time for merenda came and as you know, I really do take that seriously! 😉 So I dragged Giorgio out of the library and we agreed to take a “quick coffee” at the first place we’d find – only to stumble over a fancy looking Pasticceria with the most delicious looking sweets in the vitrine. And guess what? They even had Sacher cake! So “quick” got cancelled and we sat down on one of the small marble tables and had a lovely fancy afternoon coffee and cake.

And that’s it. Full of cake and happiness I went home (being super responsible and all, Giorgio went back to study) What a perfect way to end a super sunny, happy and productive day!

XX, Angie

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Austrian Sunday lunch

Today started off as super sunny and almost spring-ish – and so did my mood. But as the day proceeded, clouds appeared, wind set in and eventually it started to rain. But that’s ok.  I’m still in good humour. Because I’m used to it by now. (Did you hear me, London? I know you and Sunshine have some troubles, but don’t worry, it doesn’t bother me any more. Well, at least most of the time.) And also because Gonzo and me went out for a very special lunch today. We went to Kipferl near Portobello Road for Austrian Tapas. Yes, right. 🙂

Ok, now let me explain. The other week me and Isa discovered Kipferl, the Austrian café near Angel. And doing my homework afterwards, I found out that they have another Kneipe and Kitchen at Portobello, specialized in Austrian Tapas. Of course all the Spanish people in my life found the mere idea of tapas being Austrian hilarious, but after all it was just another reason to actually go there and try them.
And let me tell you, it was amazing. Basically by tapas they mean ‘little portions’. Which is genious, because so you can order different dishes and taste them all!

And here’s Gonzo and my Menu of the Day:

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  • Steirischer Backhendlsalat (salad with mini Schnitzel in pumpkin seeds)
  • Mushroom Gulasch with Serviettenknödel (sliced bread dumpling)
  • Wiener Schnitzel with parsley potatoes and cranberry sauce

and for dessert:

  • Sachertorte (famous chocolate cake)
  • Marillen Palatschinken (pancakes with apricot jam)
  • accompanied by two Kleiner Brauner coffees

Guys, it was great! The waiter was a happy and chubby Austrian, the food was amazing and tasted like home, I had Almdudler (herb lemonade) and Gonzo finally believed me that soup with sliced pancakes is a thing (he read it on the menu). I am so full and happy now! I think that was one of the best Sunday lunches I had in a while! ❤

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We finished our afternoon with a walk in Portobello Road, shopping at the Spanish supermarket (to compensate the overdose of Austrian-ness, I suppose) and then made our way back home, trough wind and rain.

I hope you had an equally wonderful and tasty (hopefully less windy!) Sunday!
XX, Angie

http://www.kipferl.co.uk