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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

j'adore des collines de Roppongi!

Buon Giorno! As I've said on my last entry, I indeed did visit Roppongi Hills yesterday with my family. The "Golden Week" this year is supposed to be one of the longest ones possible, with the holidays lined up perfectly on the calendar. I, along with everyone in my family would've prefered a vacation abroad, but our trip this year ended up in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo as a substitution to an oversea trip.
As the beginning of this blog shows you, yesterday was really "Italian". Let's start from the very beginning...

We actually visited this department store in Futagotamagawa first, by my mother's request. They were having this "Golden Week" campaign or something, which attracted my mother. We arrived at the place at around 11am and wandered around the mall for about 2 hours. Nothing really interested me much, since it was...obviously, a department store...but my mother on the other hand, seemed to have enjoyed searching for the things she deserved although she didn't purchase anything. My father...I think he had his own time also.

After walking around all the floors my family was interested in, we went up to the restaurant floor and went into this Venezian Cafe, which supposedly was the only branch out in Japan. We each ordered coffee and some food. I had espresso and focaccia sandwich. The espresso was really rich, like nothing else I've tasted in Japan. The crust of the focaccia was great also. Then, we left for Roppongi Hills.
We drove up the Rt. 246, passed by the Shibuya Sta., continued driving under this highway thing and arrived at Roppongi. It was 2pm.

Man, the amount of people there was C-R-A-Z-Y! It was my 5th visit to Roppongi Hills, but I've never seen this many people out there. Including me, my family totally disgust crowds. But since we've already deceided that we were going to have dinner there, we looked around for a place to have dinner right after we got there. With so many selections available, we walked around the restaurant floor multiple times, but with my request, which was Italian, we were finally able to decide the place. After the choice was made, we went up the tower and saw the MoMA exhibition. My so. I've already seen the whole MoMA in NY before, so the impressions I've made toward the pieces were not as fresh compared to my first sighting. It was 6pm when we finished the exhibition...dinner time!

Please look at the menu for the explanation of what I ate there. But one thing is for sure...I TOTALLY LOVED IT! J'adore le cuisine italien! Thank you! Unfortunately, I can't describe it in was totally different from the stuff I've ever had before. The dishes were beautifully served, the taste was fabulous and...oh yeah the environment was awesome too! It wiped out all the stress I've gotten from the amount of people. Well...I've got to calm myself down. I am looking forward for our next dinner, wherever the place is going to be, and also my next visit to Roppongi Hills.

Oh yeah, one last thing. I saw Antonio Inoki, the wrestling guy walk into the restaurant, when we were just about to leave. I'm not interested at him or wresting, but maybe it's something I should write about... Well that's all for now! Ciao!