TALES FROM VENICE, POLPO AND BEYOND

POLPO Pizzette

SPINACH, SOFT EGG & PARMESAN PIZZETTA

We don’t know the first incidence of a runny egg on top of a pizza but whoever had the idea deserves a medal. It’s a glorious moment when you cut in to the centre of the pizza and the yolk breaks and oozes yellow onto the plate. The base for this pizzetta needs a bit […]

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POLPO Bites

SMOKED SALMON, HORSERADISH & DILL CROSTINI

This is one of those assemblies that we never tire of. It’s an easy, quick and efficient cichèto and doesn’t require you to smoke your own salmon. Just make sure that you buy the best that you can afford. For twenty crostini:  250g crème fraîche 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard About 3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish […]

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POLPO White Wine

WINE TO DRINK WITH RECIPES FROM OUR BOOK

As you eat and drink yourself around Venice, you will notice that wine is often served in tiny glasses. These allow you to just have just a small taste before you move on to the next bàcaro. The wines served are almost all young, local varieties too: Garganega from Veneto, Pinot Bianco from Friuli, Barbera […]

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EAT DESSERT AND GIVE BACK

Spring is one of our favourite months, not least so because gloriously pink rhubarb can jump on the menu. £1 from every panna cotta with rhubarb goes to the charity Refuge.

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