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Massimo's Food Experiences

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Massimo

Massimo

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

English , Spanish , Portugese.

#Stories of the sea and seamen. Also art. Venice is art. I do enjoy learning
#too and therefore listening!

I’m a seaman from Venice and like every true Venetian I love good company and good food. And what else could a seaman do on shore than cooking fish? Did you ever have a seaman as a cook? I’ve been to many places of the world (at least the ones with a harbour) - probably also to your hometown – but I never get tired of getting to know new people.

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My Food Experiences

Ever tried fish cooked by a seaman? Discover the 7 seas with me on a culinary journey of Venetian food!

The ancient palazzo, where I’m living in, is unique. Explore the channel, courtyard and my apartment! I love people who are interested in a secret ...

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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COOKING CLASS - Discover the Venetian Secrets

Taste the traditional Venitian food through hands-on cooking classes! You are welcome in one of my Cooking Classes in Venice, you can discover the ...

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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LAST DAY OF THE YEAR DINNER !!!!!

You are welcome to join it at my Venetian home. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the typical atmosfere of a Venetian family. The dishes served at...

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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Latest Reviews

Jacob Wenger
Jacob Wenger

My girlfriend and I had a lovely dinner with Massimo. He was a great host in every way: great food, great wine, great decor, great conversation. This was by far the best meal we had in Italy and I would recommend this to everyone who visit Venice.

Klaus Lanvermann
Klaus Lanvermann

It was a very interesting experience of visiting a local host in Venice and experience local food. The food was on one side "simple" but with a nice personal touch and delicious. Massimo is a great host and entertaining with interesting stories. We enjoyed the evening and will definitely recommend this to our friends visiting Venice.

Agnes Lee
Agnes Lee

Perfect. He was a wonderful host. Lovely food and wine and great conversation. Would definitely have another meal with Massimo

Paul
Paul

What a great experience! A small group of strangers met on a bridge in Venice. We were whisked through a few alleyways to the home of our host, Massimo who had been working through the day to prepare the delicious feast that awaited. A few get to know you's and we were in to the feast: Scallops in a tomato based sauce a mixed plate of fresh anchovies, cod mousse and salad with homemade foccacia fresh lagoon fish seafood strozapetti (amazing!) Tiramisu The quality of the food was up there with the best we had in Venice (ate at some very well regarded restaurants). Massimo is a great host. Telling stories of family, and adventures. The best part of a magnum of his grandfathers wine was consumed. A delicious cabernet franc. and 6 courses had us rolling out of there, full as fools. I'd highly recommend a night with Massimo.

Dan
Dan

Review written by my lovely & talented dining partner, Maria... Authentic food, good conversation, unparalleled atmosphere, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'd admit I didn't know what to expect when we booked this experience. It was our first through BonAppetour, during our first international vacation together. Being a wary sort, I waited nervously in the piazza where Massimo asked us to meet him, wondering what we'd gotten ourselves into. But just as soon as he appeared, with his hair loose and a ready smile, and led us to his 650-year-old palazzo, I relaxed. I realized we were in for a treat. Massimo led us through the labyrinthine path and up some stairs to his place. The table was set simply, and we were invited to sit. He served us wine his father had made, and after short introductions, the food started coming. Fresh and tasty, every plate was served up with a story and a smile both by Massimo and the friend who was assisting him that night, Ariele. Dish after dish was passed around: fish, fresh vegetables prepared in unique ways, delicious sides. (One of the members of another party said of Massimo's tomato salad, "I don't like tomatoes, but these tomatoes are my favorite thing."). As he began to pass yet another round of food, Massimo joked, "Americans, forget about the anchovy in the can," serving us the quintessentially Venetian dish and asking us to keep an open mind. I was skeptical but, boy, did he open my mind. I can still taste their lemony, fresh goodness. I'll be searching for a dish to rival it in freshness and flavor for a long time. Course after course was filled with surprises and an explosion of flavors. He accommodated my need for gluten-free variations with ease and good nature. (Side note: if you're gluten-free, don't be afraid to ask for gluten-free options in Italy. They're amazing just about everywhere). If the experience had only been about the excellent food, I'd still recommend it wholeheartedly. But it was about so much more. Massimo regaled us with tales of his seafaring, and we talked easily about many topics, including art, cooking and local history. It was a rare and special evening. If you're looking for a unique experience in a magical city, look no further.