As I sit, sipping my freshly made passion fruit juice, with just a hint of salt, to intensify its aromatic, sweet/sour flavour, I know it’s time to do a post about Sri Lankan food. I’m not ready, photographically, and it will take me several days to pull it together. In the meantime, I’d like to see if I can manage to reblog one of the first posts I put on my site – a description of the finest meal I’ve ever tasted.
In response to Ailsa’a Foodie Travel Theme this week, I give you “Infused by Alchemy into the Sublimje” a description of a meal at Venissa, on the island of Mazzorbo, in the Venice Lagoon. Enjoy.
I was reminded today of the most exciting meal I’ve ever had, and wouldn’t you know it, it was in Venice, a city which, only a decade or so ago, was notorious rather than noted, for its food. This visit, food, glorious Italian food, was almost top of my agenda, and so I made a mini-excursion into the wilds of the Venice Lagoon so I could eat at Venissa: a Michelin-style restaurant that’s part of a project rehabilitating an ancient vineyard and farm buildings on the little island of Mazzorbo. I couldn’t have chosen a more evocative day to set out: grey, misty Venice – the clouds capsizing onto the campaniles, subsiding into the campos and along the quayside fondamentas; the wind making frosty shakes as it collided with the downpour. I’m glad I bought those (cyclamen pink leather) gloves.
While my lunch near the Rialto the previous Sunday…
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