“La serendipità è l’inatteso che irrompe, non potrà mai essere costruita, pianificata a tavolino”.
Telmo Pievani, Serendipity. The unexpected in science.
Serendipity is the name of the Wistèria menu, it is a place of research and experimentation where, when the unexpected breaks in while looking for something else, it is welcomed as a happy discovery. However, you need to be able to grasp the unexpected, to do so you need to be prepared, with mind, technique and experience, so that you can propose it again.
Serendipity is part of the path of Wistèria and Venice, it was in fact in a Venetian printing shop that the Persian fairy tale “The Three Principles of Serendip” was published for the first time in 1557, where the concept of serendipity began. In the tale, it is luck that leads the protagonists to happy discoveries. The modern term serendipity, on the other hand, was coined by the English writer Horace Walpole in 1754, when he began to use the word serendipity in his correspondence to describe his lucky discoveries.
Serendipity in Wistèria is a unique menu, declined in 5 or 8 courses, dynamic based on the fresh ingredients of the territory, selected by producers who value environmental sustainability, where inspiration collects the Venetian tradition and re-elaborates it with contemporary creativity, including unusual components and processes. A kitchen open to languages and techniques of other traditions, which discovers contrasts to blend them into unexpected harmonies.
The Serendipity menu features fish, meat and vegetables dishes that change according to the seasons. There are the iconic Venetian cicchetti and sandwiches, inspired by tradition but offered in an innovative version, created for Wistèria Restaurant by chef Valerio Dallamano, as well as castradina, the ancient Venetian soup prepared in away that transcends the original version and becomes contemporary in taste and form.
The tasting is meant the same for the whole table
Discover the unexpected, grasp the details and savor the details. A path where being disoriented becomes the value of the experience. Nothing happens by chance in the Serendipity menu. 6 or 8 courses of emotions.
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The wine list in Wistèria embraces prestigious wines and niche productions, the result of wine research and innovation. In fact, the wines are chosen not only for their intrinsic value, but also for the ability to add a dialogue to the tasting experience that enhances the dishes and the wine itself. In combination with Serendipity, sommeliers Tommaso Martin and Matteo Cesaretti have selected different wines, in two different proposals, to accompany the 5 and 8 courses of the menu respectively.
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