Wine and Dine
There is so much that you can discover about a city from its food and wine tradition.
Sure, you can find out about Venice's history through its incredible buildings and art, but believe us if we say that the Venetian cuisine can share all kinds of secret from the city's past. Since the beginning of times and because of its geographical position, Venice took on the role of commercial gateway with the East. It was this communication channel that allowed many typical products of the Orient, like spices and rice, to be introduced into the European market. Don't be surprised if in this area of the Italian Peninsula, risotto is often replacing other pasta dish options.
In a city where the roads are made of water, the streets are called calli and the local piazzas are referred to as campi, the food culture is so peculiar that even Italians from other regions have to learn the process. Start your aperitif ritual by hitting the local bars, or bacari in Venetian dialect. Halfway through a tavern and a pub, this is where traditionally prices are low and you order your wine or the famous wine spritzer, and get to taste the finger-licking cicheti. No need for cutlery, these are the real ancestors of finger food.
Land of wealthy merchants and dukes, the culture of fine wine has also been very central on the island. Venetians have always looked with interest at the wine-food pairings just as seriously as people do with love matching and oh dear, do they know how to do it!
From Michelin star restaurants to local markets around Rialto, old school bacari and the kosher tradition, take inspiration from the menus of the island to bring this incredible variety of food and wine heritage to your wedding table.
RECOMMENDED WINES: Malvasia, Bardolino, Prosecco, Raboso, Recioto, Soave, Valpolicella, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Chardonnay.