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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

My visit to Venice



An enchanted city that  looks like it is from a fairy tale. Full of details, food, art, praying and carnival. 



I enjoyed as a child getting lost in Venice, just walking and walking and finding the most amazing architectures and piazzas with adorable places to eat. 


Everywhere I looked I found the most inspiring views, art everywhere. We took the vaporetto and rode through the canal. 



If you are thirsty just relax have a cold Bellini at the piazza and keep wandering around. Definitely drinking an aperitif and having a good conversation could happen anywhere.


While walking with no direction or destination to a specific place, I arrived to the most amazing place Rialto market where everything was extremely fresh, appealing and colorful. I love the way they sell the the artichokes hearts. My feeling was that there was not even a need to have a refrigerator because if I lived there l would buy food daily to cook and eat fresh. 



Beautiful sun dried tomatoes and Limonchello everywhere. Just around the corner to the market you could eat fresh fried calamary with a squeeze of lemon and a glass of local white wine.


 


Any meals would taste great with the freshness and quality of the ingredients.
After my trip I came enthusiastic with the idea of just buying seasonal veggies just locally grown. Here in Florida there are some organic farms that deliver weekly from local harvers.


Campo della pescaria in Rialto, a daily fish market with amazing sea creatures.



 Perfect for a Venice antipasto with grilled vegetables, olives and seafood.




A magic city with visual delights. We got from the airport to the hotel in a water taxi. Most of the hotels have a little dock at the back, our taxi driver got confused and let us in the wrong dock. So we found ourselves lost in a little narrow alley with four heavy luggages like tourists coming out of a comedy movie. All until someone came out of nowhere and asked us if we needed help carrying our stuff to the hotel which we said yes and he started walking very fast making it hard to follow him. I was running to the level of his steps, thinking he was going to run and take our belongings,  just like in the movies. I said to myself Lola too much Netxflix. But in the end I was totally wrong, he kindly took us to the hotel.


Eating with a view is almost anywere.


Now at home thinking of Venice, better make myself a Bellini and enjoy the afternoon brezze.

Bellini

Just mix and serve 
3 ounces of  Prosecco (chilled)
1 ounces fresh white peach puree ( peel fresh peaches, cut in pieces and blend in the food processor, press the puree through a sieve) 

The idea is to put two teaspoons of the peach puree in the base of a chilled champagne glass and pour the chilled Prosecco
Per bottle is about 2 or 3 peaches.

You may add one or two drops of raspberry puree to give an enchanted color to the drink.

23 comments:

decocinasytacones said...

AH, cuánto tiempo sin verte por la blogosfera Lola...¡vaya viaje mas ideal!, Italia siempre es Italia...
Un besazo
Marialuisa

Veronica Cervera said...

Que delicia de viaje. Terrible debe ser regresar de tanta belleza, pero rico tenerte de vuelta.
Besos,
Vero

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said...

Welcome Back Lola! Your photos of Venice brings back memories and I would love to visit Italy again. So many more other places I have not been to. Definitely want to stop by Capri, the wine valley: Tuscany too.. Can't wait to check out what you have new in your shop too. Hugs, Jo

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Hello Lola, Venice must be amazing, I´ve never been in Europe and this is one of my dreams.... Hugs and kisses.

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Hello Lola, Venice must be amazing, I´ve never been in Europe and this is one of my dreams.... Hugs and kisses.

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Hello Lola, Venice must be amazing, I´ve never been in Europe and this is one of my dreams.... Hugs and kisses.

Tina Bk said...

This does look like a wonderful place to visit. Your pictures are so stunning. Between the getting around on boats and the huge food markets, you can't help but want to be there. Thanks for sharing your trip to Venice!

love2dine said...

wonderful post

Lizzy said...

I remember having the best melon I'd ever tasted at the Rialto Market. And now I'm longing for a Bellini...mmmmmm. Thanks for sharing your views of Venice with us~

Akila said...

Heard Venice is old city n it's beauty attracts all... Hope u have enjoyed well... Thanks for sharing

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Oh Lola...what gorgeous pictures! I truly hope I get to visit Venice one day. You are right...everywhere you looked...you had a beautiful view! Thank you for sharing a bit of your vacation with us. And though I wish I could have experienced it first hand...I will certainly be content in sipping your bellini! : )

firefoodie said...

Wow, what a trip, and Venice is one of my favourite food heavens. Been too long 'though. Also great to hear you hit London and it's foodie delights from your kind comment on my blog earlier. A.

Jay said...

wow..wat a fantastic post
Tasty Appetite

Pencil Kitchen said...

You're not only beautiful but you went to venice! I'm jealous!

love2dine said...

wonderful holiday

Ruth REYNOSO-SANCE said...

That bellini sounds awesome for the hot weather we've been having lately! The pictures are beautiful! I dream of visiting Europe some day :-)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Lola, I had SO MUCH FUN going through your pictures!!! It's been always dream to visit Venice and I truly enjoy your post. Sigh... you take gorgeous photos and make me want to go there right now!

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Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, BEAUTIFUL Pictures!!! ANd I LOVE your new header!!!

Maggie said...

Oh Venice! Such a charming city, which so much to see! We took one of the Gondola rides after dark and it was so romantic. And, of course, the food and wine are so amazing! Glad you had a wonderful trip. Gorgeous pictures!

Catherine said...

Dear Lola, What beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing these photos. Blessings dear. Catherine

Magic of Spice said...

Absolutly stunning!

Lola Lobato said...

Specially the food!!!