It is nice to pamper yourself with a short trip, a good book or a delectable meal even if it may cost a month’s salary. Last week I headed to Strada, the new addition to the Four Seasons First Residence in Giza, previously known as the Seasons restaurant.

The fancy restaurant has been revamped completely adding a hip-ish feel to the interiors; the walls are adorned with photographs of Italy’s streets and two Vespa’s decorate the entrance of the eatery.

The service is efficient and the restaurant staff is fast and friendly; as usual, the menu is concise and limited only to Italian cuisine. The wine menu however is loaded with local and imported wines that would suit every taste.

I opted for the Mushroom risotto which was thick and creamy with the right among of parmesan cheese to accentuate the flavors. The quantity was humongous and I barely finished half the generous serving.

The Involtino di Pollo was simply a delight; the chicken was well cooked and tender and the parmesan and vegetables stuffing was generous and provided a fest of tastes and aromas to the dish.

For dessert, we had the fruit cake topped with mango and peachesโ€ฆit was light and heavenly. Other than the fact that we had to put and arm and a leg for this diner, we enjoyed our lovely meal and our beautiful Nile view table. ย