Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?
I will be in Venice for 10 days over New Year's with my parents. I'd like to go to a nice cennone with the midbight brindisi and all, but not at 300 euros per person. Is it possible to find something in teh 100 or 150 euros a person? Thank you.
I was in Venice several years ago over the New Year. Much was closed at that time, including (from my notes):
● da Fiore
● Osteria alle Testiere
● Osteria al Portego
● Trattoria alla Madonna
We had a nice NYE dinner at Osteria Antico Giardinetto, but the restaurant has since changed hands.
Although I had ruled these out, the following were open:
● Corte Sconta
● Vini da Gigio
● Osteria dalla Marisa
● Osteria di Santa Marina
● Osteria Anice Stellato
My favorite meal from that trip was out in Cavellino at Trattoria Laguna. The owners will pick you up from the ferry stop at Punta Sabbioni. The fish was fantastic. Johnny Apple's write-up: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...
Thank you very much for the extensive reply. From the ones I read about in general, i did get a few replies saying they were closed for New year's. I read of two places where food was recommended: antiche carampane and osteria garanghelo that responded that they are open for New Year's. Perhaps I should also check with Cavellino. Many thanks.
Ristorante Antico Martini 2010 San Silvestro Menù
With only two fingers:
Finger food welcome
As a watch: variety of raw and cooked fish and shellfish
Foie Gras brased with aged Porto sauce
Tonka beans crackers garnished with bitter orange marmalade
Crab ravioli on a ginger & salicornia sauce
Stien corn- wheat “gnocchi” with Kitake mushrooms on a cream of clams
Herb crusted fillet of sea bass served with potato and cuttlefish timbale
Fillet of veal stuffed with truffle and pistachio “buffalo burrata”
selection of desserts
€ 250,00 per person Price includes : Wine, water, coffee, service and V.A.T. Water : S.Pellegrino / Panna. White wine : “Sharjs “ - 2009 – Livio Felluga. Red wine : “Pinot Nero Campo alle More “ – Az. Gini.
VeneJan: where Venice meets the East on New Year's Eve. Restaurant Terrazza Danieli is pleased to invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve with an exclusive event: a cocktail lounge party on the most famous Terrazza of the lagoon, savouring innovative gastronomic creations inspired by oriental flavours and accompanied by signature cocktails and wines selected by our expert sommeliers.
Oriental-style raw fish: Langoustine shrimp, yellow tail tuna, sea bass with wasabi and soy sauce
Sushi Venetian Hotel Danieli's traditional steamed fish with its sauces
Vicenza-style baccalà and polenta
Grilled octopus salad with celery and potatoes
Beef Carpaccio with sake
Pasta and beans
Ramè Noodles with prawns, squid and vegetables
Lobster ravioli with tomatoes and eggplants
Seafood Laguna Risotto
Venetian Pasta Pie
Crispy sea bass with Ponzu sauce
Mixed grill of John Dory, Turbot, Sea bass and jumbo prawns
Lamb chop with Mediterranean couscous
Duck glazed with honey and Bengala black pepper
Japanese beer seared beef served with its sauce
Grilled and Mushi Style creamed vegetables
Ginger Chocolate mousse
Janapese White Tea Crème Brulée
After midnight traditional
Pandoro & Panettone
Lentils, Cotechino & Zampone
Barmen and Sommelier selection
€230,00 per person Wines and beverages, VAT and service shuttle boat transfer to/from Hotel Danieli on New Year's Eve included for non-resident guest included
A bit expensive! Do you think we could see the fireworks from the terrace of the restaurant?
And now the "Da Fiore" New Years Eve menu
VENEZIA 31 DICEMBRE 2010
Shrimps marinated with fennel and ewe’s cheese,sea bass tartar and tuna carpaccio
with capers and oreganum € 36
Warm striped bass with
puntarelle salad € 36
Fried oysters with hot sauce € 34
Mantis shrimp on potatoes and
savoy cabbage € 32
Baby artichokes salad with tarocco
orange and truffle cheese € 28
Sausage, home Martin with white
Truffles from Alba € 32
Spelt soup with calamaretti,prawns,vegetables € 32
Pappardelle oysters and saffron € 32
Roll of fresh pasta with spinach,sole
and Scorpion fish sauce € 38
Taglierine with spider crab and
baby artichoke € 32
Risotto with shrimps and feneel
(min 2 porz.) € 34
Potato and cheese ravioli with white
truffles from Alba € 66
Marrow risotto with Franciacorta Brut
2005 Ca del Bosco (min 2 porz.) € 34
Deep fried soft-shell crabs on arugula
and orange salad € 48
Roasted wild eel with laurel € 44
Steamed wild sea bass with stewed apples
and balsamic vinegar € 54
Monkfish rolled with bacon fat
and cabbage € 46
Jumbo shrimp in bread “shirt” with
aromatic herbs € 68
Roast musk duck € 38
Veal liver rolls with sage € 38
Cheeses € 22
Sorbets and ice creams € 16
Desserts € 20
New Year’s eve tasting menù
7 course € 200
Dishes may change according to the market of the morning.
I cannot comment on Antiche Carampane's New Year eve's menu because I am never in Venice during the holidays. It is one of our favorite restaurant in Venice.
For glamour and New Years Eve celebration, I would consider da Fiore and order a la carte. The 200E menu might be tempting but it is probably too much food for me and good to save some euros.
After Antiche Carampane, Antico Martini, Osteria Da Fiore, Il Ridotto,
Fiascheterria Toscana offers New Year's Eve dinner's at around 170-180 euros
Menu and price be fixed on the 1st week of december.
The dinner will start at 20,30 to finish after midnight.On the dinner there are included 2 glasses of wine, a glass of Spumante for aperitif and a glass of Champagne to celebrate the new
Personally, I hesitate between:
Antiche Carampane the cheaper (140 euro) the most authentic but far from the fireworks and the celebrations of New Year's St. Mark's Square
( the glamour ) Da Fiore tempting "a la carte menu" and not so expensive for a one Michelin star but far from the fireworks too !
Terrazza Danieli lounge menu, the less authentic (Stardwoods hotel standards) and the most expensive (230 euros) but with "all inclusive" and no doubt a breathtaking view of the fireworks of New Year.
Can you help me make a choice?
And today the "Ai Mercanti" (San Marco 4346/A Calle dei Fuseri Corte Coppo)
"Menù à la carte" per l'ultimo giorno dell'anno
Scallops with jerusalem artichoke sauce and Avruga caviar € 45,00
Warm lobster salad and panzanella € 45,00
Goose foie gras terrine with dates and dates icecream € 45,00
Rolls of beef carpaccio stuffed with goat cheese, chicory hearts and alfa alfa sprouts€ 45,00
Primi piatti-First courses
Spaghetti in carbonara style with smoked eel and salmon fish caviar€ 45,00
Milk risotto with oyster and coffee powder € 45,00 per pers.
Tagliolini with white truffle€ 70,00
Home made ravioli stuffed with artichokes on sheep ricotta cheese soup ,and thin slices of mortadella € 45,00
Secondi piatti-Second courses
Amber fish with dried and fresh vegetables in lemon grass sauce€ 60,00
Daily pourpose from the fishmarket with steamed vegetables and Campari reduction€ 60,00
Braised beef cheecks in barbera’wine, mashed potatoes and fennel sorbet€ 60,00
Veal chop in milanese style with light bagna cauda and cardoons€ 60,00
I still have no answer for Antiche Carampane Capodanno 140 € menu, maybe they do not want tourists?
I fear that the Terrazza Danieli lounge menu has only the view of the fireworks positive...
The "Da Fiore menu à la carte" of New Years Eve also seems appetizing and not too expensive for a Michelin star. Can someone tell me how is the atmosphere and the room?
Da Fiore started as a simple family osteria that has slowly evolved into a Michelin star restaurant. One enter to a small cozy bar that is painted deep red. It is used mainly as a pre dinner cocktail space. To the left is the single main dining room. Best to describe it is 'simple elegant'. Not much decoration except for bouquets of flowers. The tables are set decently apart but no banquettes. There is a choice table in the far end that leads out to tiny terrace on a small canal. The service is formal but not stuffy.
Antiche Carampane is our favorite restaurant in Venice. Excellent seafood though never have eaten there New Years Eves. It is has a devoted local clientele as well as it's share of visitors. The decor is "trattoria cozy" and the service is quirky, depending on the mood of the family staff.
Thank you! Still no response Antiche Carampane, I'll try to be persistent....
Thank you for these detailed descriptions!
The choice will be difficult, they both look very good.
Originally, I wanted to go to Ristorante Riviera (my favorite and closest to my hotel Pensione La Calcina) but unfortunately it will not open for the evening of New Year's Eve.
I think I'll abandon the option of "Venejan Cocktail Lounge" Danieli and save a few euros
Yes, be patient with Antiche Carampane though they can be exasperating, very Venetian. Lots of the menu will depend on what seafood is available at that time, therefore, nothing will be set in stone. Their quality of seafood and cooking have always been excellent.
The food at Riviera is very good but their terrace is better for another occasion or warmer weather.
Cocktails are expensive in any high-end hotels such as the Danieli. An Aperol spritz or similar will be around 18E. And the lobby of the Danieli, though grand, is so faded. I guess that is the patina of old Venice. My motto is "go only when someone else is paying".
In fact for the Danieli, I was talking about the evening lounge ( Venejan lounge party) of the new year in my previous post.
It will be held at the Terrazza Restaurant (rooftop) and different from the Hall Dandolo and I guess with a view of the fireworks.
But it is a buffet at 230 euros!
I will be patient with Carampane which may be my final choice.
On sunny days the terrace of Ristorante Riviera is also one of my favorite with Lineadombra on the other side of the Zattere and that of the Trattoria Altanella on the Giudecca
And today the "FIASCHETTERIA TOSCANA" New year’s Eve 2010-2011 Menu
Flut of Metodo Classico Brut Millesimato ’06 L’ Orlando Le Barbaterre with crostinis
Scampi Ca’ d’ Oro style on soft polenta
Foie Gras on Briochè bread and persimmon jam
Mantis shrimp soup
Goose ravioli with thin chopped vegetables
Local sea’s sea-bass turban on artichoke bed With lemon balm and ginger sauce
Pink grapefruit and celery salad With lemon sauce
Pigeon’s breast with pomegranate and myrtle on cardoons bed with parisienne style potatoes
Raisins and grappa parfait
Flut of Champagne
During the dinner you ‘ll have a small wine list (not included) that could match nicely the menu. The price is 170,00 euro each person which includes the menu and the dinner will start at 8,30 PM.
I have no luck with Antiche Carampane, they can not welcome me to New Year's Eve because they have only nine tables and seats are very limited !!!!
Now, I hesitate between Da Fiore (à la carte) and FIASCHETTERIA TOSCANA (menu) whose menus are tasty and have a good reputation here.
Has anybody ever tried the restaurant Terrazza Danieli's?
I just had a very unpleasant surprise. I went ahead and email Da Fiore on November 23rd. They said they have space and need my credit card, which I immediately provided. I even followed up the next day by email to make sure they received it. Never heard back... today I just get an email saying that they are full! I dealt with them entirely in Italian, so it's not even about a stupid tourist. Now I have nothing for the most important dinenr of the trip and it's with both of my parents!
Here is the menu of New Year's Eve one of the favorite restaurants of this forum Ristorante Il Ridotto
MENU’ DI CAPODANNO
cauliflowers purée with scampi and almonds
guinea hen with caramelized shallot and orange sauce
lentils tortellini and “zampone” in chapon and cardamom stock
yellow risotto and “carpaccio” of prawns
sea bass slowly pan cooked on the skin with a fava beans purée, wild swiss chard
assorted pastries stew fresh fruit, ginger ice cream and biscuits
Restaurant IL RIDOTTO Euro 170,00 per person, drinks not included