Vacation, Day 5: Venezia

Vacation, Day 5: Venezia

Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

March 1st, 2008, 1:21 pm #1

Happy Valentine's Day!

A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:



Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!



Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.



Guess what we did after lunch?



Our gondoliere was a cutey:



Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)



Tom is happy:



Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.

This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!



PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.



PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.

I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.



Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.

There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!





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Joined: January 5th, 2007, 12:04 am

March 1st, 2008, 2:34 pm #2

That looks like a perfect day, PR!

Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

March 1st, 2008, 2:40 pm #3

Happy Valentine's Day!

A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:



Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!



Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.



Guess what we did after lunch?



Our gondoliere was a cutey:



Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)



Tom is happy:



Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.

This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!



PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.



PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.

I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.



Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.

There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!





PaulaRat
was absolutely divine. I do believe I could have eaten pizza for one of my meals everyday the week I was there this summer. PR, that one is a 10 on the WOW scale!
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 6:30 pm

March 1st, 2008, 2:41 pm #4

Happy Valentine's Day!

A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:



Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!



Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.



Guess what we did after lunch?



Our gondoliere was a cutey:



Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)



Tom is happy:



Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.

This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!



PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.



PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.

I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.



Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.

There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!





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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

March 1st, 2008, 3:22 pm #5

Happy Valentine's Day!

A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:



Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!



Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.



Guess what we did after lunch?



Our gondoliere was a cutey:



Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)



Tom is happy:



Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.

This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!



PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.



PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.

I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.



Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.

There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!





PaulaRat
Spousal claims to have lived there in a past life, you know. So Mr. Toast's Italian cousin is Sig.Polenta? Hmmm. Last time I was there all dogs were muzzled. Is that still the case? Should I ask what a gondola ride costs these days?

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Joined: May 10th, 2005, 3:50 pm

March 1st, 2008, 3:53 pm #6

Happy Valentine's Day!

A tiny fish market (I guess just a stall) in our 'hood:



Here's where we had lunch that day. The 8 Euro ($12) personal pizza advertised was a bargain!



Here's my pizza verdure. Artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms. It was delicious.



Guess what we did after lunch?



Our gondoliere was a cutey:



Paula is happy: (Yes, lots of graffiti in Italy.)



Tom is happy:



Valentine's Dinner at Vecio Fritolin was divine. No flash, so excuse the picture quality. No pic of my appetizer which was tagliatelle (fresh) with tomatoes and fennel. PC had a creamy shrimp soup, also delicious.

This was turbot with shaved artichokes and beet sauce. These were the best portion sizes of the trip - it was the only time I got dessert!



PC's fried fish platter. It was delicious - about ten different types of fish and veggies. Funny, they use polenta as their "toast" on the bottom.



PC had a sgroppino for dessert (thanks to foodmuse for recommending this!) which was a lemony drink spiked with vodka. That description didn't do it justice - it was wonderful and light and refreshing.

I shared my semi-freddo with hazelnuts with him, too. This was also excellent.



Lots of locals here. One couple was American, the husband of which was on a one-year assigment in Venice. Nice. They were loving it.

There was an Italian family here with two little girls. One of them got the fried fish. She was eating it up, little fish heads and all. Loved it!





PaulaRat
So glad you had such a wonderful trip.
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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

March 1st, 2008, 9:35 pm #7

Spousal claims to have lived there in a past life, you know. So Mr. Toast's Italian cousin is Sig.Polenta? Hmmm. Last time I was there all dogs were muzzled. Is that still the case? Should I ask what a gondola ride costs these days?

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I actually took this one for my Irish Setter-owning sister. This was at the outdoor cafe in Venice.



This was a more fashionable pooch - in Milan, of course! No muzzles on either, nor did I notice any.



The gondola ride was 120 Euros for 50 minutes. It was worth it for us - truly. It was so very peaceful and quiet. We brought on a bottle of ever-so-slightly effervescent red we bought from a nearby wine store. The owner described it as "lively" in Italian. It was nice. We drank from hotel bathroom glasses (hey, I can't think of everything!)



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