Wine and food? In Italy, this pairing is a form of entertainment, beauty and culture. Don't miss this perfect combination: the tradition of the Venetian ‘cicchetto' and the scenic luxury of the Danieli Bistro. By Elena Binda
Indulge in a typical Venetian 'cicheto' experience enhanced by the scenic luxury of the Danieli Bistro
In Venice, there's an ancient tradition, so ancient that its name derives from Latin. According to historical documentation, the name ‘cicchetti' stems from the late-Latin word ‘ciccus' (small). Cicchetti are the ‘bite-sized' appetizers that Venetians love to eat at pavement cafés while enjoying their surroundings. An integral part of the ritual is a glass of wine or an ‘ombra de vin' (shadow) because, in bygone days, flasks of wine were preserved in the shadow of
St. Mark's bell tower. Although a wide variety of ‘cicchetti' are available throughout the city, the Danieli Bistro, located on the top floor of the historic Palazzo Dandolo, offers one of the best ‘cicchetti' experiences in town.
A real triumph of Italian excellence, this unique venue, boasting an innovative, informal ambience, offers diners creative cuisine, infused with Mediterranean ingredients upgraded with a cosmopolitan twist. The bistro's warm, intimate atmosphere is ideal for diners in search of an ideal mixture of upscale food and wine paired with stunning views over the Venetian Lagoon. In addition to the delectable bite-sized creations prepared by chef Dario Parascandolo, guests can choose from among a fabulous selection of fine wines, sample top-notch craft beers or opt for the Danieli's trademark spritz, Venice's best-loved cocktail which, in this case, comprises a mixture of Aperol, ginger, cucumber and prosecco. An unbeatable idea? Treat yourself and make this New Year's Eve something really special by booking a table at the Danieli Bistro.
>> Danieli Bistro c/o Hotel Danieli. Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196. T: 041 5226480 - www.danielibistro.com