The first is a clearly transnational film with a multinational cast and which tells the story of an immigrant Chinese labourer who befriends a man from the former Yugoslavia now living in Chioggia
, a town close to Venice, Italy, where the locals speak a mixture of Italian and Venetian.
I discovered this on a particularly heavenly day when, on the top deck, we basked in the soft Italian sunshine, sipped chilled Prosecco and tucked into the savoury fritters as our little boat nosed her way back to Venice from Chioggia
, a pretty town which - with its network of canals - gives its celebrated neighbour a run for its money.
Sugar Pie and Marina Di Chioggia
pumpkins, the latter being an absolute favorite of mine to grow!
4 large beets, trimmed and scrubbed well (a mix of red, golden and/or chioggia
beets is nice)
BEETS, WALNUTS and PARSLEY For the beets: Large red beets Large Chioggia
beets For the walnut sauce: 200 grams walnuts, shelled Salt to taste Apple cider vinegar to taste For the garnish: Fennel pollen Parsley oil Sea salt to taste Apple cider vinegar to taste FOR THE BEETS: Light a wood oven and fully fire it, cooking whatever you desire so as to make use of the initial heat.
Seven-course Winemaker Dinner with William Rose Wines, with winemaker Mark Nicholl and chef Kevin Ables; a sample of what will be served: 2015 Riesling paired with smoked trout rillettes; 2016 Prohibition Ros paired with chioggia
beets, fried mint and lemon and goat cheese mousse; 2016 Pinot Gris paired with Alaskan halibut and steamed Napa cabbage rolls with wild mushrooms; 2016 Nouveau Pinot paired with sable fish with eggplant pulp, arugula, bacon and a beurre blanc sauce, and 2015 Clonal Select 777 Pinot paired with roast ribeye with potatoes, pine nuts and mole sauce.
Golden beets, 'Chioggia
' beets, and red beets all work great here.
En route to Mantua we passed through Chioggia
, Adria, Porto Viro and Zelo.
The meltingly tender meat is served with grilled leeks, Chioggia
beets, potato chips, bordelaise sauce and Moroccan onion marmalade.
2 medium zucchini 2 large carrots (any colors), scrubbed 1 small golden or Chioggia
beet, peeled 1 watermelon radish (4 oz.) or piece of daikon radish, peeled 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves Sesame Dressing (below) Trim ends from vegetables and cut into pieces if needed to fit in spiralizer, then crank through to create spaghettisize coils.
We tucked into the savoury version of acacia fritters, washed down with chilled prosecco, while basking in the Italian sunshine on La Bella Vita's top deck as she nosed her way back to Venice from Chioggia
, a pretty seaside town which, with a rich history and its own bridged canals, gives its celebrated neighbour a run for its money.
As well as Roman, Etruscan and Byzantine ruins and those picturesque canals, Chioggia
boasts a well-stocked fish market which both we and our chef, Andrea, had visited that day - us to take in the bustle, and he to gather freshly caught Adriatic cod and cuttlefish.