Articles: Eating Venice

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Alajmo Art & “Fluid Light” Revive Ristorante Quadri

The news has got around by now the the Alajmo brothers of Le Calandre fame have taken the one-and-only Ristorante Quadri under their wing — and as is their habit, are aiming for the sky.

Eating Venice: Tiny Yellow Tuna Fins

Tail propulsion in the form of tiny, sturdy, radiant yellow fins. Or, yet another reason why I’ve (almost) sworn off tuna.

Who sat on my peaches?

These white tabacchiere (named for their snuffbox shape) or saturnine peaches begin to show up mid-to-late July. They come from the Etna zone of Sicily and are some of the sweetest around; due to their soft pulp they also make an excellent puree to mix up for the famous Bellini Cocktail.

Venice means fish…but which is which?

Almost every travel guide will conscientiously advise you that when dining in Venice, don’t skip the fish. You’d do well to heed it…

Sant’Erasmo peas, please.

Fresh Sant’Erasmo peas…almost too pretty to eat…