Friday, March 16, 2007

Tasty Travels: Venice

If you ever get the chance to visit Venice, you must try the spritz! There are two favorite places in Venice to drink a spritz-- one is the cafe at the end of the Rialto Bridge (below). The other is Naranzaria, good for an evening aperitif!

The Venetian Spritz
2 fingers of prosecco
1 finger of Aperol
1 splash of mineral water
Garnish with a slice of orange.

We also highly recommend the restaurant Osteria Antico Dolo.
We each had the set menu:
Antipasti consisting of a seared scallop served on a shell, baby shrimp on top of polenta, and prawns on lemon mashed potatoes.
Primo piatti: spaghetti with prawns and cherry tomatoes and seafood lasagna. Second piatti: seabass topped with a paste made of capers and olives. Dessert: berry gelato topped with mixed berries.

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