Do Spade’s Blackboard
In a small slate blackboard on the bar, where we serve the “cicchetti”, we usually recommend to our guests a good wine. Here we can also give advices, recipes and anecdotes, to let you know the history of each dish or glass.
Sardines, onions and vinegar: these are the masterfully matched ingredients, following a 2:1 ratio, that is 2 kilos onions for each kilo sardines
Festa della Sensa: the Serenissima in harmony with the sea
Venetians have the habit of taking a “giro d’ombra”, i.e. they go from bacaro to bacaro and have a glass of the tavern’s wine with their friends
The ancient osterie in Venice were both places where to eat cicheti and drink wine, and actual hotels during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
On November 21st Venice celebrates the end of the plague of 1630 and eats the traditional dish for the Madonna della Salute, made of salt wether mutton meat
The church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice has created one of the Venetian proverbs on plague, as well as traditions related to typical dishes
The exhibition “Water and food in Venice” at the Doge’s Palace explains how food gets to Venice, how it’s produced and what Cantina Do Spade look like
A tradition related to the Historical Regatta of Venice is the “disnar dei regatanti”, the dinner offered to all crews prior to the competitions
In one of the tourist routes for families travelling by car in Northern Italy you will find Cantina Do Spade, too
Why is our ravioli with cheese and walnut sauce so irresistible? Surely because its pumpkin stuffing adds a delicate taste to this dish.
Venetian cookery has many flavours and ingredients, whose common ground lies between water, earth and sky: the raw materials of its culinary specialities come from these elements
We support the “M’illumino di meno” campaign, launched by an Italian radio show to raise awareness of the importance of energy saving.
One curious episode from Giacomo Casanova’s life, told by Casanova himself in his Memoires
To drink an ombra in Venice is a social habit, a way to show friendship and solidarity
Just like in any decent bacaro, here we can taste delicious local wines served with excellent traditional cicchetti
Cantina Do Spade is one of the most ancient osterie of the Calle delle Spade area in Venice
The term bàcaro comes from a gondolier who, when tasting a new wine from Southern Italy, cried out “Very good! This is a bàcaro’s wine, indeed”
Gingerino, with its ruby-red colour and bitterish taste, is the perfect soft drink for every time of the day.
Ragù is surely one of the most famous Italian pasta sauces, and its best-known variation is the meat ragù that goes with our delicious gnocchetti.
From black grapes, besides good wines, the creamy and delicious balsamic vinegar of Modena is produced, too, an international representative of Italian food customs
Bigoli is no mere first course: it is symbol of Veneto!
Tasting beer is an accurate art: here’s everything you should know about it
What are truffles and which are the differences between black and white truffles?