Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Bistrot in Venice - The Egg Nicola Batavia @ Hotel Danieli

The Egg Nicola Batavia @ Hotel Danieli - Photo: Laura La Monaca
(Venice, Italy) Nicola Batavia is a passionate, internationally-acclaimed chef who has performed his art on five continents, from Italy to the Netherlands, England, Thailand, Morocco, China, Qatar and Korea.

Nicola Batavia - Photo: Laura La Monaca
Nicola was the official chef of the Winter Olympic games in his hometown of Torino in 2006, then chosen by Nike to be the official chef of the Olympic games in Beijing in 2008, and the official chef of the Olympic games in London in 2012.

Fried quail eggs with spinach & licorice (Signature dish) - Photo: Mirco Toffolo
Nicola won a Michelin star in 2006, but refused it because he felt it was more about the appearance of the restaurant, rather than the quality of the food. This bold move did not hurt his career.

Nicola Batavia & Alessandra Pagano (center) - Photo: Mirco Toffolo
A couple of years ago, Nicola decide to create a baby. When his son, Vittorio, arrived on the scene, it transformed Nicola's life, and his way of thinking. Inspired by the miracle of creating a new human being, Nicola opened a new gourmet bistro in Torino called "The Egg," based on this simple form of life.


And now The Egg Nicola Batavia has arrived here in Venice at the Hotel Danieli.

The Egg bistro is located on the top floor of Palazzo Dandolo, down a short flight of stairs off the main dining room. The room is casual and romantic, with the same spectacular view of the island of San Giorgio that the Restaurant Terrazza Danieli enjoys, framed like a painting by the bistro's windows.

The Egg @ Hotel Danieli - Photo: Laura La Monaca
Together with Dario Parascandolo, Executive Chef of the Hotel Danieli, Nicola Batavia has recreated the menu of his triumphant The Egg bistro in Torino, turning the simple egg into a variety of yummy and creative dishes, a balance between traditional Italian cuisine enhanced with international flavors, with premium ingredients from Venice and the Mediterranean. The emphasis is on cicchetti, a Venetian tradition, bite-sized appetizers usually accompanied by a glass of wine.

There are also some surprises on the menu. The two chefs whipped up Asian Pad-Thai rice noodles with egg, vegetables and chicken in front of our eyes.

Nicola Batavia & Dario Parascandolo - Photo: Mirco Toffolo
The Egg hopes to attract both a local and international clientele, offering a unique dining experience in a casual, intimate setting perched high above the Venice lagoon.

I've posted the menu, together with the wine, beer and cocktail list, below.

The Venice Insider
Cat Bauer - Inauguration of The Egg Nicola Batavia @ Hotel Danieli
Go to The Egg Nicola Batavia @ Hotel Danieli for reservations and more information.

Ciao from Venezia,
Cat Bauer
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog


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  1. And now The Egg Nicola Batavia has arrived here in Venice at the Hotel Danieli.

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