Merry Christmas everyone! We’ve now completed our final Christmas in the Caprese Restaurant and are having a well-earned break from work until Tuesday 4th January 2011 when we will be re-opening our doors for our final 2 months in The Caprese.
Things have been very hectic for the past month hence the reason for the lack of updates on the blog. We didn’t have a minute to ourselves with everyone working at full steam preparing for all of the Christmas parties that were being held at the Caprese. To say we are exhausted is an understatement so we are glad to be getting a few days off to recuperate. We would like to take the time to thank everyone who joined us for our final Christmas and hope you enjoyed yourselves! Apologies to anyone that we had to turn away, things got pretty hectic at times and we didn’t have room to squeeze anyone else in!
Our Christmas Day was spent with the family as usual and below you can see a photograph of Costanzo taken in the Arctic conditions of his back garden just before Christmas. The weather up here has been awful and we will be glad to see the back of it. It has caused chaos on the roads causing us to have to close our doors for 3 days when it was at its very worst. The song “The Road to Nowhere” was very apt on the day we all ventured out to work a couple of Mondays ago and promptly got stuck in various areas of Glasgow after being bombarded with several inches of snow during the morning rush hour. We eventually gave up after 3 hours of sitting amongst abandoned vehicles and headed home for a plate of Italian Lentil Soup and a nice glass of red wine in front of the log fire, I know where I would rather be! Thankfully the snow held off for Christmas Day meaning all of the family were able to reach us in one piece. We had a wonderful dinner of smoked salmon with tiger prawns followed by roast veal and lots of vegetables, washed down with some lovely champagne and wine of course. Later on, the children played on the Wii whilst we played the traditional Italian game of Tombola (Bingo in this neck of the woods) and had a good old fight amongst ourselves about who was cheating and winning all the money! Don’t you just lovely family get-togethers! Next morning we were surprisingly fresh considering so that was a bonus.
Now we just have to get over the hurdle of New Year and we will be all set for our final swan song. If you are thinking of visiting us before we close, our final week is almost fully booked although some lunches are still available. We cannot take any more bookings for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the final week ending 26th February 2011 but we are working backwards now to make sure we can accommodate everyone in some way in the run up to that final week. Please call us after 4th January 2011 to book, especially if you are in a larger party.