Bistrot de Venise is a central Venice restaurant, wine bar and enoteca serving traditional Venetian dishes based on the traditional 14th and 15th century local cuisine in the heart of the city near Saint Marks Square.
In fact, the menu has been compiled with the help of historical culinary consultant Marcello Brusegan, author of "The Venetian Cuisine" 1997 and all dishes are superbly prepared by Chef Ivano Frezza and his team.
Sample dishes include 'branzin in sapor fior de ginestra', 'cavreto rosto in cisame', 'storion in sapor de ua', 'rafioli de herbe', 'cento risi co' la quajeta' and 'menestra de fenochi' together with some traditional sweets like 'fritelle da imperador' and 'cioccolato de ..culo alla cannella coi biscotini alle spezie'.
ON THE MENU
As was the case more than 500 years ago, the dishes use only vegetables and fruits in season.
Guests should consult the website left for the full list of delicacies, but the following are just a small taste of what is on offer:
• Baked eel in a bay leaf and rose pepper sauce
• Spaghetti with grey mullet fillet and its eggs in a light tomato sauce
• Handmade gnocchi in a lightly spiced pigeon ragout sauce
• Pork fillet steak in an orange and red wine sauce
THE WINE LIST
The 'Bar à Vins' of the Bistrot has created a list of specially chosen wines from Veneto and the rest of Italy to perfectly accompany the dishes. Both Italian and French cheese are also available.
ART AND WINE EVENTS
Why not visit Bistrot de Venise during one of the regular enogastronomic and art events held inside.
In such a stunning setting the Bistrot also arranges numerous afternoon artistic 'punto d'incontri' and wine evenings with experts and wine producers.
These include poetry and literature readings and photographic and art exhibitions. Keep uptodate with these on Bistrot De Venise Facebook page.