Eat Local — Venice, Italy

Fresh fruits and vegetables at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fresh fruits and vegetables at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

One of the wonderful things about sailing aboard a private ship with apartments is having a real kitchen in each port visited.  Our last day in Venice we walked a mile to the Rialto Bridge and its eponymous fresh food market.  We loaded up on fruits, vegetables, and seafood for dinner (for four, including our guests).  A supplemental visit to the local supermercato (supermarket) enabled us to stock up our pantry.

Fish monger at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fish monger at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fresh fish at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fresh fish at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fresh scampi at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fresh scampi at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

We enjoyed the walk back to the ship, absorbing the local colors…

Old palazzo windows, Venice, Italy

Old palazzo windows, Venice, Italy

Over a bottle of sparking wine on the veranda as we prepared to sail away at 7:45 p.m., we began dinner with lightly pan-fried zucchini flowers stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese and herbs.  This was followed by pan-seared fresh capesante (scallops) with its roe, served back in the shell.

Our next course was a fresh seafood salad, using some of the wonderful fresh gamberetti (shrimp) and vongole (baby clams) purchased at the Rialto Market.

Seafood salad -- dinner in our apartment, sailing out of Venice, Italy

Seafood salad — dinner in our apartment, sailing out of Venice, Italy

We finished our sparking wine with a toast to Veneto as we sailed by Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark’s Square).

Sailing out of Venice, Italy -- departing view of Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark’s Square)

Sailing out of Venice, Italy — departing view of Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark’s Square)

Your intrepid photographer neglected to capture the main course — pan-seared fresh Norwegian salmon and asparagus.  But we do have the ending of the meal (before some excellent local grappa as a finish) — fresh figs and raspberries with a fabulous hot fudge sauce from Connie’s Chocolate Confections at the farmer’s market in Alexandria, VA, purchased a few weeks ago while visiting our family there.

Fresh figs and raspberries with hot fudge sauce for dessert -- dinner in our apartment, sailing out of Venice, Italy

Fresh figs and raspberries with hot fudge sauce for dessert — dinner in our apartment, sailing out of Venice, Italy

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