2020-07-04 19:40:19| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
As Londons Trullo opens its doors to its first in-house customers in 108 days the seating is restricted and the waiters visored but its not only its fabulous pasta that thrills the Observers food critic Coronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have just finished polishing the brass plate at the threshold of Trullo at Londons Highbury Corner when I arrive for my lunch, dead on noon. A moment later I become the first customer to cross that threshold in 108 days. And then there I am, with a menu of rustic Italian dishes in my hand. I choose. They bring. And then they do the washing up. After over three months of the lockdown and an awful lot of my own cooking, it is frankly thrilling.But it isnt business as usual, not quite. Trullo has reduced the number of seats upstairs from 38 to 22 with a similar cut for the basement dining room, and a path has been marked out across the floor should you need to head to the loo. Screens have been inserted between tables making them into booths, and all the waiters wear visors. Its very good to be back, our waiter says, as she takes an order for rugged pasta dishes and porchetta. Does she feel anxious about the working conditions? I really dont actually, she says. Continue reading...
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