15 03, 2010

Moeche, Lagoon Crabs in Venice

2016-01-07T03:42:00+01:00March 15th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Fish, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Venice|5 Comments

Moeche are soft shell crabs found in Venice’s lagoon. I purchased a few of these live ones in the Rialto market and deep fried them for dinner last night. They are a seasonal specialty, found only in the spring when they are “between” […]

2 09, 2008

Ai Artisti, Venice

2016-01-07T14:38:47+01:00September 2nd, 2008|Categories: Food & Wine, Venice|0 Comments

After hours of meandering through the back alleys of Dorsoduro, we were hungry. Blood sugar levels were plummeting and by 3pm on a Saturday, most proper restaurants had already closed for lunch. Thankfully, in Venice there are countless osterie that serve wine, chiccheti (snacks), and small selection of hot meals all day. One such place, [...]

2 09, 2008

Novecento, boutique hotel in Venice

2016-01-09T13:32:23+01:00September 2nd, 2008|Categories: Accommodations, Venice|0 Comments

Finding a room in Venice can be a daunting task, regardless of the season. Even in the winter months, quaint rooms with value are booked months in advance. Planning ahead is essential, particularly because the hotels and B&Bs with the greatest value and best locations are often small family run affairs with few rooms. Such [...]