Slice of tuna, whit peach , foam of tomatoes “datterini”and veils of cress bread
Sauteed lobster, scented whit saffron, french beans and courgette flowers stuffed whit ricotta cheese
Risotto whit red turnips and slices of scallops and lime
Fishing seabass,cooked on the skin whit scampo gratin whit lemon balm and vegetables.
Mix of different types of chocolate whit spices, from venice markets
Redeemer Feast Venice 2016:
The Redeemer Feast, one of the oldest venetian popular festivities, is celebrated every year dur- ing the third week-end in July: continuing a rite which has been repeated for 400 years, this fes- tivity, the best loved and most deeply felt by the venetians, sees hundreds of boats gather in San Marco ‘s Basin to await and admire the midnight fireworks. The story goes that, after three years of a terrible epidemic, Doge Sebastiano Venier fulfilled the vow (made by his predecessor Alvise Mocenigo) to build Temple of thanksgiving to the Redeemer on the Giudecca island. The commis- sion for the work went to Palladio who laid the first stone in 1579: the church was then consecrated in 1592. On 21 July 1578, on the place where it had been decided to erect the Temple, an altar with tabernacle was across the Giudecca Ca- nal. A huge crowd of venetian, who had survived the terrible epidemic crossed in the knowledge that bereavements and misfortunes were over. When the Temple was built, the Doge decreed that the third sunday in July should be set aside for pilgrimage. Very soon the people, afraid of not finding room at the ceremony, would arrive at the Giudecca the evening before and spend the whole night there to then await the sunrise on the Lido despite the fact that more than 4 centuries have passed since it began, the Re- dentore feast continues to be held in the same places and with the same procedures. The city is united with the Giudecca by a bridge wich crosses the Giudecca Canal and is mounted on modern floating platforms the character of the popular festivity has remained unchanged: the venetian are the real protagonists with their ex- quisitely prepared boats, with roof terraces bal- conies and squares illuminated by thousands of light: about 1500 boats gater in San Marco Basin while it can be said that 30000 people watch events from boats and from canal banks. The festivity reaches its climax towards midnight with fireworks that are set of from pontons sprend along 400 meter stretch between San Marco Basin and the Giudecca Canal. Since 1978 they have been accompanied by music and are unanimously considered to be among the most spectacular in the world. Once the fireworks are over, the boats head for the Lido where, in keeping with tradition their occupants await the sunrise on the other hand Sunday is devoted to Religious celebrations of thanksgiving, attended by all the civil and religious authorities, and to sporting contest: a regatta for the young on Pup- parini (fast boats once used for marittime surveil- lance) and a champions’ regatta on two-oared gondolas.