The new Cafe Giovanni has a small bar at the entrance, and one open, airy dining room with lace cafe curtains at the windows along the street. If you don't like your companion's dinner conversation, you can count the people walking along Washington Road who can't resist stopping, and peering in above the curtains to see what's going on. One evening H.H. counted seven.
From my table, I can see a woman framed in the window behind a lace cafe curtain. Sitting on a red banquette, she leans forward, takes a sip of her kir, flirting with someone I can't see. Just then our waiter stops by to announce the specials in French-accented English -- three kinds of oysters, including "Endless Summer" from Baja, an eggplant soup "with dairy," and something else I've already forgotten.
Set back from the heavily trafficked street, Rino's features a waiting area with a wall of signed celebrity photos and more culinary awards than there are restaurants serving tiramisu. The overall romantic feel is capsulated by candlelight filtering through glass bricks separating two dining rooms, translucent blocks that also act to surrealize movement from one room to another. Lace cafe curtains hold the outside world at bay while no more than eight tables in each room furthers the intimate setting.
Lace cafe curtains are an inexpensive solution to creating privacy in a room without having to sacrifice sunlight by covering only the bottom section of the window. They are among the best options for a kitchen or a bathroom and not only are lace cafe curtains easy to produce but they are also cheap to make.
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