In my opinion, it’s hard to fall in love with Venice in August – the crowds, the menu turistico, the lines for everything, and the masses and masses of tourists. Unless, like our guest today, you arrive and get as far from St. Mark’s Square as you can, spending your days on the beaches of the Lido.
Of course, there is a lot more to that story, but Russell Norman was bitten by the Venice bug and, lucky for us, he continues to suffer the effects. The creation of Polpo, his Venetian inspired restaurant and bar, grew out of this affliction and, thanks to him, London and rest of the UK are drinking Aperol Spritzes and eating cicchetti!
If we made you excited to try making the Aperol Spritz at home, then you can find the recipe here.
Who’s on tap next:
Have you ever heard the term small beer meaning an unimportant thing? I hadn’t until I met with owner of Small beer here in London. Now the definition is sure to get rewritten – are you confused. Well, check back next week to learn what I’m talking about.
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