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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.

Sarde in saor, the dish for the Redentor

Sarde in saor, the dish for the Redentor

Sardines, onions and vinegar: these are the masterfully matched ingredients, following a 2:1 ratio, that is 2 kilos onions for each ... read more

Risi e Bisi on the Sensa celebration

Risi e Bisi on the Sensa celebration

Festa della Sensa: the Serenissima in harmony with the sea read more

The Bàcaro and the ombra di vino

The Bàcaro and the ombra di vino

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 ... read more

No entry: the unallowed in the old osterie

No entry: the unallowed in the old osterie

The ancient osterie in Venice were both places where to eat cicheti and drink wine, and actual hotels during the Middle Ages and the ... read more

The Madonna della Salute celebration 2015

The Madonna della Salute celebration 2015

On November 21st Venice celebrates the end of the plague of 1630 and eats the traditional dish for the Madonna della Salute, made of ... read more

Plague, parties and proverbs in Venice

Plague, parties and proverbs in Venice

The church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice has created one of the Venetian proverbs on plague, as well as traditions related to ... read more

Water and food in Venice: how food gets to the lagoon

Water and food in Venice: how food gets to the lagoon

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 ... read more

Disnar, or the food of champions

Disnar, or the food of champions

A tradition related to the Historical Regatta of Venice is the “disnar dei regatanti”, the dinner offered to all crews prior to the ... read more

Venetian cookery and its tradition

Venetian cookery and its tradition

Venetian cookery has many flavours and ingredients, whose common ground lies between water, earth and sky: the raw materials of its ... read more

The Madonna della Salute celebration

The Madonna della Salute celebration

The traditional dish for the Madonna della Salute, served in all restaurants, is still the castradina in brodo cole fogie de verza. read more

Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Casanova

One curious episode from Giacomo Casanova's life, told by Casanova himself in his Memoires read more

What’s a Bacaro?

What’s a Bacaro?

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, read more