maître d’ - MET Restaurant, Venice

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Hotel Metropole is a feast for the senses: an eclectic collection of objects, flickering candles, and spicy aromas. And MET restaurant is its inner sanctum.

Chef Corrado Fasolato heads Venice’s top-rated restaurant, yet it has not gone to his head. The vibe of the dining room reflects a youthful air, soft jazz plays in the background, and witty Paola makes the service shine – and with good reason: she is married to the chef.

Fish is the strong suit, naturally, but Fasolato has taken humble, locally sourced ingredients and transformed them: his lacquered mullet with Aperol is called Spritz, for the famous before-dinner aperitif. Textures, forms, flavours, and colours mix in each dish, and the painstaking experimentation behind each plate is evident; the flavours match, the pieces fit.

His signature creation is the moka – a patented process – a brew of tomatoes and selected herbs in an Italian espresso pot, resulting in a consommé bursting with flavour, a little like ‘drinking’ a pizza. Fasolato, like MET, is mild-mannered, but creative juices are bubbling beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered.


MET Restaurant
Metropole Hotel
Riva degli Schiavoni 4149
30122 Venice, Italy
Tel + 39 41 5205044

Venice, Italy
Distance: 4,142 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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