The brunch at Palazzina Grassi

Among live DJ sets, show cooking and champagne flowing

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
The brunch at Palazzina Grassi in Venice — Veneto Secrets

Palazzina Grassi in Venice, the 5-star hotel designed by Philippe Starck, synonymous with glam and exclusive parties since 2009, renews one of its most loved events, the Sunday brunch with DJ set.

Part of the charm of Palazzina Grassi is certainly due to the sexy private club atmosphere that distinguishes it: hidden in a small calle, once you cross the entrance you are immediately surrounded by soft lights, precious materials and 289 mirrors made by the artist Aristide Najean and Barbini, a Murano brand famous for having contributed to the creation of the hall of mirrors of the Versailles palace in France.

It is no coincidence that the Palazzina Grassi logo is a mask, a tribute to the Carnival of Venice, but also a symbol of the many parties that have made it famous in the international beau monde.

The brunch at Palazzina Grassi in Venice — Veneto Secrets
The brunch at Palazzina Grassi in Venice — Veneto Secrets

From 12 March, Palazzina Grassi renews one of its flagship appointments, just to enjoy its sophisticated atmosphere in total relax: the Brunch with live DJ Set which is held every Sunday from 12 to 15. A format that does not betray expectations: dim lights, the right music and a glass of champagne to start off with the right mood.

Chef Fabio Manni offers the great classics of Anglo-Saxon brunch revisited ‘Italian-style’. Four courses that include a dish of your choice for each section (Egg, Small Whims, Classics and Sweets) and range from 18 proposals, including Mezzo Pacchero Cacio e Pepe, Truffle Parmigiana, and Bluefin Tuna Burger. While, among the desserts, cheesecake or pancakes cannot be missing.

The brunch at Palazzina Grassi in Venice — Veneto Secrets
The brunch at Palazzina Grassi in Venice — Veneto Secrets

The tables, arranged in the center of the room, are enclosed by an elegant open kitchen, where the brigade prepares the dishes, and by the bar counter, the realm of expert bartenders. In addition to champagne, you can indeed order excellent cocktails such as Americano and French 75.

After brunch, literally next door, is Palazzo Grassi, a contemporary art center that hosts major exhibitions and the private collection of the French entrepreneur François Pinault, truly perfect to be visited…after a few glasses of champagne.

Until Jan 2024, you can’t miss ‘CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century’, the first major exhibition of photographic masterpieces recently acquired in part by the Pinault Collection, from the Condé Nast archives.

Useful Info

Palazzina Grassi Venezia
San Marco 3247
30124 Venezia
Tel. +39 041 5284644

4-course set menu: 60 euros including a glass of champagne, bread, water and coffee

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