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Venice- New Year's Eve

Here is my list so far. It's still a work in progress, but thus far the leader seems to be Osteria Bancogiro. 90E per person set menu (two actually, one fish and one meat) Menu for NYE is here http://www.osteriabancogiro.it/event/.... There are two seatings so there is still time to get to the fireworks.

I am sure I am missing out on some great experiences with some of the more pricey price fix NYE options, but it's always been my experience that those places are better on non-event nights. I am still waiting to hear from a few more places that I would consider, but so far I am leaning toward Osteria Bancogiro

Poste Vecie-no email, book online in late November
Anice Stellato-closed 30, 31, 1, open for dinner on 2nd.
Antica Besseta, open for NYE, 120E per person with 1/2 bottle wine, no champagne
Osteria alle testierie- closed for NYE
Da Fiore- 280E pp NYE tasting menu or 45-50E pp entree al 'carte.
Antiche Carampane- waiting for response. if not NYE, go for Lunch. Around Rialto.
Ristorante Fiaschetteria Toscana- responded, will send menu before December 10.
Al Covo-180 E per person, not including wine, 230E with wine
CoVino-waiting for response
Osteria ai 40 Ladrona-closed the whole time.
Trattaria Casa Mia- No website, call for info in December
La Cantina- No website, call for info in December
Al Giubagio- waiting for response
Osteria da Rioba-closed from NYE through Feb.
Ristorante La Bitta-No website, call for info in December
Osteria ai 4 Feri- No website, call for info in December, reservations suggested.
Osteria Bancogiro - 90 Euro tasting menu, not including wine,two seatings.
Alla Frasca- No website, call for info in December
Hosteria da Franz- No set menu, email for reservations, two seatings 7 and 9:30. Unclear on price with no menu online
Il Ridotto: 250 EPP on NYE, 100E pp on Jan 1st and Jan 2.

Nov 21, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Live from Emilia Romagna

3 year wait to get one? or 3 years to age? What if I want to put one into the aging room while I am there? Are their less expensive options or are they all that long of a wait?

Nov 11, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Live from Emilia Romagna

Did you get/hang a culatello of your own? Any idea if that is possible ala 'Bourdain?

Nov 11, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Sid's short(er) list for Venice:

Thanks. I have a running list going now. At least a half of them require a phone call so will take some time. I'll post it in a week or two when I have more info.

Nov 05, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Sid's short(er) list for Venice:

Loving this list. I am heading to Venice for three days starting New Year's eve. Staying at an apartment near Rialto. If you had to narrow this down to 4-5 and needed a) 2 chicetti places b) one special but not exorbitant place for New Year's eve and c) one place not to miss, what would it be? Fine saving the nicer place for a night other than NYE as long as I have a reservation on NYE. Planning on heading to San Marco for fireworks after dinner

Heading to Bologna on Jan 2nd for more eating, but my wife is super excited about Venice and I want to make sure we do it right.

Nov 04, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Venice- New Year's Eve

Just looked at Al Covo's website and saw this :

NOW OPEN, the "CoVino"! "Bacaro" with a traditional menù and terroir wines, just around the corner from it's "mother" restaurant.The same quality as "Al Covo", in a more simple, less expensive format. Set price menù of 3 courses, to choose freely from the daily menù, accompanied with a glass of wine € 36,00. Lunch: from 12:00PM--3:00PM Dinner: two seatings, at 7:15PM and at 9:30PM

Although I would like something a little more formal than that, I'd rather go lower key on NYE and go out to someplace good on another night that isn't so hectic. Anyone been to CoVino? Is it good?

Also, what are my best bets for New Year's Day?

Nov 04, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Venice- New Year's Eve

Wife and I are going to Venice for New Year's eve and a few days after and looking for some options that aren't 200E a person for New Year's eve dinner. We are hoping to get to St. Marks for the fire works but want a great meal where we can make reservations. Looking through old threads it seems like most of the options are super pricey and/or get mixed reviews. It also seemed like a lot of the suggestions were a few years old so not sure if they are still good. Appreciate options for New Year's eve, but other suggestions for New Year's day would be great too.

Thanks

Nov 03, 2014
biltritewave in Italy

Casual dinner for 12 near CBC, FQ during Jazzfest

I'll check out Maison.

Bonton only serves BIG groups for rentals on weekends. Never been that impressed with Capedeville.

Have an option for a table for 12 at Palace Cafe and another one for two tables of 6 next to each other at Mannings Steak. Never been to either. Domenica was booked. and Cafe Adelaide wanted a 1200 dollar min plus tax and tip for their room.

Apr 18, 2012
biltritewave in New Orleans

Casual dinner for 12 near CBC, FQ during Jazzfest

that was actually my first thought but they wont take that many.

Apr 18, 2012
biltritewave in New Orleans

Casual dinner for 12 near CBC, FQ during Jazzfest

I am having my bachelor party in N.O during the second weekend of Jazzfest and need some suggestions for a somewhat casual place for the second saturday of Jazzfest. We will be at jazzfest all day so want to get someplace close to our hotel (off Canal and Magazine). The price is not so much an issue but want something quick , ~1 hr give or take, so we can get back to partying but also want to be able to at least seat everyone together and give people who are only here for two days some good food to remember besides the amazing food at the stages. I am at a loss for suggestions. Also, I have never been down for jazzfest before but given the size of the group, think a reservation is probably in order. Any other weekend I would risk taking people to one of my local favorites .

Thanks for suggestions

Apr 17, 2012
biltritewave in New Orleans

Need Great Cannolis in St Louis

Yah. A cannoli station is definitely the way to go, but not sure if thats in the cards.

Jan 13, 2012
biltritewave in Great Plains

Need Great Cannolis in St Louis

I am looking to get some really really great Cannolis for a rehearsal dinner. Who has the best in the St. Louis area?

Jan 12, 2012
biltritewave in Great Plains