“Venetian coffee is said to surpass all others”
Farewell meat. Hello coffee. Only a few days left before Fat Tuesday. I plan on celebrating with a coffee drink named after the Carnevale City of Venice. To make a Venetian Coffee, put a sugar cube* in a mug. Add 1 ounce of brandy, then fill with hot black coffee and top with whipped cream. Traditionally served in a footed glass coffee mug, Venetians often drink their coffee with a baicoli, a special Venetian biscotti.
Costumed partygoers can be found drinking coffee or sipping their hot chocolate while nibbling on traditional Carnevale pastries: galani, crunchy slivers of biscuit and fritelle, soft oval-shaped doughnuts, plain, studded with raisins or stuffed with chocolate or zabaione custard cream.
*You can replace the cube of sugar with a 1/2 ounce of dark cream di cacao if you like.