Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Caffe Amore

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's Amore

Amore is another one of those Cafés that seems to have confusion about the spelling of Café and Caffè. Café is the French spelling and has been adopted into English as standard spelling for a coffee-house or restaurant. Caffè is the Italian spelling. Interestingly if one translates Café from English to Italian with babelfish one gets Caffè. Translating Caffè from Italian back to English yields "Coffee". Amore has a URL of cafeamore but the web site itself refers to it as Caffè Amore. Other Cafés that use both spellings in different situations within the store and on the web are Caffè Como, Café Dolci and Caffè Buongiourno.

The last time Merkel Marmaduke sat in Caffè Amore was when it was Fleet Street Café and across the road was The Left Bank coffee shop. Both were innovators in their day and well patronised eating establishments. Now the Left Bank building has been knocked down and a number of financial institutions have taken its place. Fleet Street was extensively renovated to become Caffè Amore but still has plenty of seating, good food and table service.

Merkel ordered his usual hot chocolate and received it in a glass with a handle. It had a good froth and a sprinkle of chocolate on top. The hot chocolate had a hazelnut flavour. It was reasonably rich but the sweetness of the hazelnut hot chocolate does not appeal to Merkel. The hot chocolate cost $3.50.

When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's Amore
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That's Amore Lyrics as performed by Dean Martin available from http://www.metrolyrics.com/thats-amore-lyrics-dean-martin.html. The songwriters were Harry Warren and Jack Brooks.

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