La Furatola, down a tiny street off a small piazza. The fog is everywhere and you are in a different world. As you enter you hear a woman's voice singing Frank Sinatra's "One more for my baby and another one for the road" over the sound system. A good start to the evening. At our table we are greeted with glasses filled with prosecco and a waiter to discuss the menu in English. Looking around the quiet and cozy dining room , we see it half full but will fill up quickly over the next half hour. The place is warm, inviting and relaxed.
Jennifer is feeling better and we are about to begin her first and only great restaurant experience in Italy. The waiter helps us decide on a tasting menu of sorts...
This is it folks. Simplicity at its best. Venice is the home of seafood.
Scallop in shell, scampi with white polenta and a fish salad.
Fish, octopus, scampi, prawns, sepia egg and langoustines.
Olive oil poached salmon, large sepia egg, marinated sardines, sun dried tomatoes, marinated sardine with onions.
A simple pasta with cherry tomatoes & scampi. Perfection.
A palate cleanser
Lemon sorbet mixed with prosecco. They also do a version with coffee sorbet, sambucca and prosecco with espresso beans crushed in. I will be making the coffee soon.