Harrys Bar: The Life & Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark Arrigo Cipriani

ISBN: 9781559702591

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Harrys Bar: The Life & Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark  by  Arrigo Cipriani

Harrys Bar: The Life & Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark by Arrigo Cipriani
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A meeting place for writers, artists, models, stars of stage, screen, and corporate boardrooms, a luxurious restaurant whose fabulous concoctions and timeless decor have often been imitated but never matched, Harrys Bar in Venice has remained one ofMoreA meeting place for writers, artists, models, stars of stage, screen, and corporate boardrooms, a luxurious restaurant whose fabulous concoctions and timeless decor have often been imitated but never matched, Harrys Bar in Venice has remained one of the worlds most renowned watering holes for more than sixty years.

Here for the first time is the history of this most venerable of saloons, as entrenched a fixture of the Venetian landscape as the Doges Palace, the Basilica, and the Piazza San Marco. Beginning with its founding in 1931 by a humble but enterprising Venetian barman named Giuseppe Cipriani and a wealthy American named Harry Pickering, we follow Giuseppe and his son Arrigo through World War II, when Harrys Bar was requisitioned by the fascists and turned into a mess hall for Mussolinis navy, while the real festive meals were served at the Cipriani house- the raucous liberation in 1945, when Allied Army officers took up virtual residence at the bar and tossed Giuseppe around the dining room like a rugby ball- and up through the postwar years, when Harrys Bar became a virtual club for the worlds glitterati.

Here too are the stories behind the Ciprianis great inventions, from the carpaccio appetizer, which has become a generic term for thinly sliced raw meat or raw fish with a white sauce, to the bellini, the now famous pink cocktail made of pureed white peaches and Italian champagne. The author also treats us to the adventures and misadventures of Harrys New York nephews, Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue, the only restaurant that was ever stolen from its director between lunch and dinner, and the Bellini in the old Taft Hotel.



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