Saturday, August 13, 2011

CLIP OF THE DAY: Food for thought

According to Harry's Bar present owner Arrigo Cipriani, Carpaccio was created there in 1950 for the first time when Contess Amalia Noni Mocenigo ordered a raw meat dish which was recomended by her doctor. Atending her request, the waiter prepared thin slices of raw beef served with mustard sauce. The soon to be worldly famous dish was baptized Carpaccio, by Giuseppe Cipriani (Harry's bar owner at the time) as a tribute to Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio, since the artist palete resembled the colours of their new dish. But that's not all Harry's Bar is known for, as many of you might know  Bellini drink was also created there and no one knows how to prepare it like they do as they serve it with natural peach juice insted of bottled juice. All trivia aside, if you are planning a trip to Venice make sure to Clip "Cantina do Mori " in mind  - a typical and charming Osteria close to Rialto market, San Polo 429.

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