A full vegetarian menu is available, in keeping with changing times, and a platter of grilled squash, zucchini and mushrooms from the nearby island of Sant Erasmo Island is a wonderful starter. Millet spaghetti with three types of tomatoes and fresh basil is an explosion of flavor and subtle taste, sheer perfection on a plate.
The evening is a swirl of fine wine, in this case a Mastro Janni Brunello di Montelcino 2008, classic settings, gorgeous views, exquisite cuisine, domed serving platters and exceptional service.
In the warmer seasons dinner at L’Alcova is also served on the glorious patio along the Grand Canal in a setting as beautiful as it is unforgettable.
The moon gleams off the water as the evening comes to an end gazing out the open windows of the junior suite, overlooking the twinkling lights along the Grand Canal, a moment of serene romantic joy.
More profoundly than any luxury hotel experience in Venice, Ca’ Sagredo is a bridge into another world and time on a scale that is impossible to replicate.
Spectacularly unique, magnificently opulent, and with more than a hefty slice of authentic Venetian grandeur, Ca’ Sagredo creates a joyous awakening of the senses that transcends the concept of the five-star luxury hotel with a truly extraordinary experience.
Standard double rooms start at $275 a night with a garden view, and $490 a night for a Grand Canal view. Junior suites overlooking the Grand Canal start at around $660 per night. The art suite is available for $700 per night, while the library suite and the presidential suite can be had for around $825 a night.
Joel Berliner is a travel writer based in Los Angeles. @JoelBerliner
All photos by Alison Reynolds @BigAlPeoplesPal