Immersive Market-To-Table Gastronomic Experience Launches at The St. Regis Venice

Executive Chef Giuseppe Ricci at The St. Regis Venice takes food-curious travelers on a whirlwind tour of Italian cuisine.

The St. Regis Venice, the recently renovated luxurious property on the Grand Canal, is pleased to announce a one-of-a-kind experience that invites guests to join Executive Chef Giuseppe Ricci on his morning market rounds followed by a chef-led cooking session and a lunch in the kitchen.

With no shortage of local ingredients to pick from, guests will discover a whole world of new ingredients and flavours as they accompany Chef Ricci to Vignole and Murano Islands in search of the freshest seafood, vegetables and herbs that capture the essence of Italian cooking. There, guests will meet with local fisherman to pick the catch of the day as part of the experience.

“As they sample delicious produce at the islands and try their hand at tasting Italian classics, guests will be inspired to learn more about traditional foods and dishes of the region,” said Patrizia Hofer, General Manager of The St. Regis Venice. “Chef Ricci is a highly creative culinary leader who imaginatively turns fresh local ingredients into classic Italian dishes that elevate the authentic flavours of Venice for our guests. His knowledge and mastery are second to none.”

Ricci, born and raised in Puglia in the south of Italy, creates memorable menus at Gio’s Restaurant, featuring artisanal butters and creams, vegetables, seafood, lamb and beef from every corner of Italy.

“A Day with Chef Giuseppe Ricci” experience is priced starting from € 600 per person and includes:

  • First Stop: Vignole Island for Vegetables & Herbs
  • Second Stop: Murano Island to choose the catch of the day with local fisherman & visit a “Cicchetteria” for local bites.
  • Third Stop: Kitchen at The St. Regis Venice for cooking Master Class & lunch with the Chef.
  • Cooking class, including all ingredients, equipment, and recipe cards
  • Lunch with Chef Ricci at the Chef’s table
  • Private Boat transportation

To book the “A Day with Chef Giuseppe Ricci” experience, prospective guests can call +39 041-2400001 or email [email protected].

The St. Regis Venice boasts 130 rooms and 39 suites, some with private terraces, offering unparalleled views over the city, a formal rose garden and direct access to the Grand Canal. The atmosphere of glamour spills over to the restaurants and bars, where locals and travellers mingle over expertly mixed cocktails and exquisitely rendered food. At Gio’s Restaurant and Terrace guests will find an unexpected haven in the midst of Venice’s contemporary landscape, while the atmospheric Arts Bar boasts a collection of drinks that celebrate the oeuvre of artists who were inspired by the city’s ethereal beauty to produce some of their best work.

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 About The St. Regis Venice

The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. Through a meticulous restoration of the unique collection of five Venetian palaces, the hotel’s design celebrates the modern spirit of Venice, boasting 130 guestrooms and 39 suites, many with furnished private terraces with incomparable views of the city. Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offers a range of exquisite dining and beverage options for Venetians and visitors alike including the private Italianate Garden (a refined space for local tastemakers and guests to mingle), Gio’s (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and The Arts Bar, where cocktails have been specially created to celebrate masterpieces of art. For celebratory gatherings and more formal functions, the hotel offers a choice of areas that can be easily transformed and personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of inspirational cuisine. Crafted occasions are held in the Library, with its urbane atmosphere, in the well-appointed Lounge, or in its adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room embodies the contemporary spirit of a Venetian palazzo and impressive ballroom, presenting an ideal backdrop for significant celebrations. For more information, please visit

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts  

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 45 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service.

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