Friday, December 30, 2011

Vini da Gigio a Go-go

The evening after our arrival, after checking in, braving the tens of thousands in San Marco's for the Angel's Flight beginning Carnevale, and stumbling jet lagged throughout the dark and cold, we arrived at this oasis of warmth and light.  Chestnut pasta with duck sauce, sarde en saur, razor clams - molte been!

We carried the warmth and light back to our beds and drank deeply of the wines of Morpheus.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Corte Sconta (the Hidden Court that we found)

After making reservations months in advance for Al Covo and wandering in biting February winds in the rather deserted Castello, we found out that Al Covo is closed on Wednesdays! So we went over to Corte Sconta nearby and had an unbelievable meal. The seafood appetizer was four courses of all types of seafood - bream carpaccio, spider crabs, razor clams and other assorted bits fresh from the lagoon.

The courtyard as seen above was a cheery, sunny space, but as it was too freakin' cold, we warmed ourselves visually.

Monday, December 19, 2011


A short street on the East Side of Providence, Stimson Avenue is a feast of fine design from the cornucopia of architecture era 1880-1930. Many styles, all done well. This big honkin' mama is an excellent essay in brick wing walls and green stained shingles well worth a careful reading.