Money Lisa 2009 - acrilique on 12 American original banknotes

Money Lisa 2009 - acrilique on 12 American original banknotes

My friend, who owns Minerva Fine Arts, organized a great exposition of one of her artists, “Antonio Natale”. He is known to paint on banknotes that are not in circulation anymore, and I love every single piece of it. And after seeing his success, I guess I am not the only one who likes this talented artist from Puglia.

We decided that after the exposition we would all go and have dinner at “Luigia”.

As you all know by now, Luigia is the new happening restaurant of Geneva. You can find from teenagers to jeweled up Geneva ladies, passing by the hip crowd having dinner side by side. You will think that not being able to book for a table (so sometimes even waiting for 45 minutes), would stop the flow… in the contrary it seems that every time I go, there are more people waiting for a table.
I guess the great food and ambiance helps a lot; as some people would say: “you have the feeling to be in Italy”.
Some complains about the noise, but again… although it is the “to go” place, it remains a pizzeria. If you want a quit spot, go to an Auberge.

As we were going to be around 20, I booked upstairs, the private section. So this time we didn’t wait long, just the time to set the table.
Before everybody has decided for their main plates, we ordered some “Chiacchiere” (fried pizza dough) for the middle with cold cuts and buffalo; unfortunately they were out of mozzarella, so they replaced with other yummy cheese.
As main course, some took pasta with aubergines that looked to die for, some went for pizzas, and I took the “Veal Marsala” (sweet wine from Sicily). The veal was tender and the Marsala sauce was really delicious.

Although we were upstairs (so easy to be forgotten), we had an amazing service. My only complaint would be that we had to leave around midnight; I wish Luigia had an annex for after dinner… because everybody was in a great mood, and we would have stayed longer.

So my Italian evening was a success, great expo, great food, great service, and beside some people who were on a bad mood, amazing company!!!!