Carnival 2007: A 'Bellini Bar' in Venice's Piazza San Marco
Long ago, in the shade of the same bell tower there was a wine bar where the Venetians would go for a glass of wine drunk in the shade of the tower. The definition "ombra" (shadow), with which Venetians refer to enjoying a glass of wine in a local watering hole even today, comes from this ancient custom. To revive this tradition, during the Carnevale di Venezia, it will be possible to taste the Bellini Canella in the shade of San Marco's bell tower.
On this occasion, the newest pre-prepared Bellini cocktail made with prosecco wine flavored with white peaches grown in the Venetian countryside, will be introduced to the carnival revelers. Recently Canella started production of white peaches in San Donà di Piave used exclusively in the preparation of the famous Bellini cocktail, thus taking charge of all ingredients and production phases of the drink.
The first harvest of the fruits, left to ripen to their fullest on the tree, was exceptional for the high concentration of perfume and sugar. There's no better opportunity than the next carnival to to meet friends in the Ombra del Campanil (shade of the bell tower) and taste the new, all Venetian, Bellini cocktail.
|Source: Monica Canella|