Portofino is full of little nooks and crannies where, if you look carefully, you will sometimes find something unusual that will make you smile.
A few years ago, when I saw this beautiful China kitten in a local shop window it reminded me of our own sadly departed Henry.
I bought it and placed it in one of our mock windows at Portofino. I often draw the attention of our younger patrons to it. They become so fascinated by our "guard kitten" that they begin searching for and noticing many more unusual artefacts all around our Pizzeria.
I have always felt that restaurants should not be just about food. If I am hungry I open my fridge door and make myself something to eat.
If I go out, unless it is for a quick lunch, I want to be in a place where I can relax.
After all, restaurant comes from the French word "Restaurer" which means "to restore" and restore my strength and my mind -not that I lose it often- is what I need when I go out for a meal.
Feeding minds as we fill tummies...