“The Club del Doge restaurant is part of the cultural and social fabric of Venice,” writes Andrew Forbes at The Luxury Editor. “During the season, the Gritti Terrace is the place to see and be seen, whilst in the evenings the classic elegance of the Club del Doge Restaurant provides a sophisticated setting for a memorable evening.” As soon as spring weather permits, says Delicious Italy, “the restaurant moves outdoors onto the Club del Doge’s splendid terrace on the Grand Canal, facing the famous church of Santa Maria della Salute.”
Executive chef Daniele Turco’s has a simple mandate, writes Jim Tobler at Montecristo magazine: “To make the restaurant a classical Venetian place, while adding plenty of modern elements.” The restaurant “oozes sophistication and charm, the staff are impeccable, the food is exciting and most importantly -- authentic,” says The Foodaholic. Take a leaf out of his book with this video demonstration of tagliolini with rocket and walnut pesto, or view the Gritti’s virtual tour offering a glimpse of the views that await. Turco also presides over the Gritti Epicurean School, a Venetian style cooking school which is open to external guests.
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