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A Culinary Tour of Veneto at The Rainbow Room By Massimo Capra
November 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $75.00
Veneto gets its name from the original inhabitants of the area known as the Veneti, who were slowly assimilated into Roman culture. The food of Veneto has some similarities with its neighboring regions, like Lombardia; risotto is very popular and there are dozens of variations using anything from wild mushrooms to the region’s famous seafood. Polenta, a versatile cornmeal-based porridge, is often served alone, as a base for antipasti or as a side dish to main courses. Risi e bisi is a dish of rice and peas that is simple yet delicious. Seafood, ranging from prawns, shrimp and clams to fresh fish and eels, play an important part of the local diet and are proudly displayed in the markets and restaurants. Wild game such as rabbit, duck, pigeon and guinea fowl are also favorites.