Dopolavoro Dining Room: “haute cuisine and dreamy location”
I had the immense pleasure of being a guest at the Dopolavoro Dining Room, the signature fine dining restaurant of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, a 5-star hotel completely refurbished by architect Matteo Thun in 2015. The sumptuous resort, surrounded by wide and lush green gardens, is settled on its own private island in Venice, Isola delle Rose, the youngest of the Venetian islands, founded in 1870.
At the Rose Lounge Bar, the barman knows exactly what he does and delights me with a negroni. Before dinner I get lost in the hotel, magnificent. Great relief has been given to local craftsmanship and the pastel-colored furnishings make the rooms warm and elegant.
Dopolavoro Dining Room
And finally here we are. After leaving the hotel, we reach the restaurant with a golf car. To welcome me, surrounded by vineyards, meadows, palm trees and olive trees, an original structure of a building born in 1936.
Before I sit at the table, I have an aperitif at the counter, located right at the entrance of the restaurant. For every little creation, Simone, who is also the head sommelier, invites me to taste “two Italian sparkling wines”, he points out playfully. Selected ingredients and matching combinations follow the rhythm of the season and the creativity of the Chef. It was impossible not to taste everything, although aware of the imminent dinner.
They get me seated at the table and it was impossible to ignore the elegance of the dining romm. Interiors with sophisticated and contemporary design, but mirroring Venetian craftsmanship.
My dinner started with the Chef’s welcome and one after another the other dishes soon arrived, all paired with a specially chosen wine for the occasion. I am happy, everything is perfect to delight my palate and stimulate my mind. Sadness pervades me only when I look at the hour. Time seems to move faster when you’re doing something enjoyable
I feel indebted to you for your kindness, you opened the door as if you’ve known me for a long time, I have been delighted and above all you made me feel unique.