In Verona, in a romantic 15th-century Gothic-style building, Darì reveals itself in a succession of rooms with elegant dreamlike atmospheres, the realm of chef Corinna Darì who combines the Ottoman Venice cuisine with French accents.
Located inside the Ca’ Rezzonico palace a few steps from the Verona Arena, Darì takes us back to the atmosphere of The Thousand and One Nights tale, underlined by the refined symbol of the venue, the arabesque three-mullioned windows of the facade of the ancient building.
A dream born in 2019 from the passion of Corinna and Giuliano who, after twenty years of managing the Cangrande restaurant in Piazza Bra, have chosen this wonderful location to make it their home, the former as executive chef, the latter as maitre d’.
As soon as you enter, you will be struck by the eclectic style of the many rooms that accompany guests in a kaleidoscope of colors and precious objects, where a sophisticated Hollywood Regency style combines classic shapes with glamorous touches like the wallpapers by Maison Lacroix.
A restaurant is an enlarged dimension of a home and hospitality a natural predisposition of the soul.
Romantics will love the Mirror Room, where the Venetian Gothic style is combined with an elegant neo-classicism and a refined game of mirrors, refined by stuccoes, which reflect a Murano glass chandelier, previously exhibited at a Venice Art Biennale. While, the Enoteca or Wine Room, with vaulted stone walls and Art Noveau lamps, and the Cigar room, reminiscent of the gentlemen’s clubs of the late 19th century, will particularly appeal to lovers of Bacchus.
The Winter Garden Room, which projects us into a Paris of the Belle Époque, surrounded by a large greenhouse and exotic vegetation, is a continuum of the adjacent garden, while, beyond a curtain, the Pink Room, with a single oval table and many colorful plates on the walls, it is perfect for more intimate private parties.
Finally, unique in Verona and truly wonderful, Darì’s garden is an outdoor living room, a refined setting for lunch surrounded by hydrangeas, begonias, and elegant brick-colored umbrellas.
Like the furnishings, cared for and original in every detail, the cuisine is made up of traditional recipes but characterized by unprecedented, sparkling accents. Corinna, an artist in the kitchen, combines her childhood memories with gourmet experiments, drawing inspiration from French cuisine and embellishing its flavors with the use of spices, fruit, sweet and sour aromas.
On the menu, scallops with Bas-Armagnac, Jerusalem artichoke and caviar, agnoletti filled pasta with capon creamed and fois gras, Venetian gnocchi, Rossini-style Tournedos; mouth-watering dishes to accompany a wine list at the height of such refined tastes that enchant the eye and the palate at the same time.
The fate of Corinna and Giuliano looks like it was already been written. After managing the Cangrande restaurant for 20 years, Darì Restaurant is now hosted inside Ca’ Rezzonico Palace, owned by the eighth dynasty of the Cangrande family itself, whose coat-of-arms is shown on the large fireplace in the Mirror Room. Ca’ Rezzonico name, in fact, is strictly linked to Venice, the city of origin of chef Corinna, whose surname Darì in Arabic means “hospitality”.