ANTIPASTI Bruschetta Integral- Strawberries, cherry tomatoes and celery green Falafel- Pita bread and Israeli salad Polentawith Dried Cod Pumpkin Flan and Cream Cheese Appetizer VIP- Hummus, babaganush, michweia, pita, burike, falafel, rice rolls in vine leaves Shashuka Sabih-Spicy sauce with eggs gratin Trio of Fish- Mullet raisins and pine nuts, marinated salmon, purèe of dried cod Plate of Yellow Squashwith Tahini Salmon and Tuna Tartarewith croutons
SALADS Salmon Caesar Salad- Salmon, bread, croutons, salad, parmesan flakes Delicata – Lettuce, Champignon, parmesan flakes, pumpkin seeds Nicoise- Lettuce, Green beans, steamed potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, tuna, anchovies, salad, olive and onion Spring salad- Tomatoes, tuna, dates, dry mixed fruits Winter salad- Cabbage, carrots, celery, beets, walnuts, pears and cheese Red salad- Green cabbage, beetroot and parmesan
PRIMI Mejadra- Oriental rice with lentils and caramelized onions Spaghetti all’arrabbiata- Spicy tomato sauce Spaghetti alla pescatora- Fish sauce little spicy Tagliatelle with four cheeses Eggplant Parmigiana Homemade gnocchi with radicchio and cheese Cous Cous with vegetables- Carrots, zucchini, mint and chickpeas Homemade Tagliolini with truffles Paccheri, confit tomatoes and fresh tuna Whole wheat spaghetti with broccoli sauce
SECONDI Haraimi- Fish in spicy sauce with couscous Fillet of Sea Bream with harissa and roses Tuna steak with pink pepper Red Pepper and baked egg gallettes Vegan dish with rice- Mousse of broccoli, peas with caramelized onions, vegan meatballs, sauces
PIZZE Fungaiola- Tomato, mozzarella, mushroom and parmesan cheese Mari e Monti- Tomato, mozzarella, smoked salmon and mushrooms Delice- Tomato, mozzarella, mascarpone, smoked salmon, radicchio and walnuts Veg-pizza- Tomato, mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, grilled eggplant, mixed nuts Vegetariana- Mozzarella, carrots, zucchini, onion and mint Capricciosa kosher- Tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, olives Patatosa- Tomato, mozzarella, boiled potatoes, anchovies and black olives
SIDES Roast potatoes and plums with caramel Baked pumpkin with rosemary Spinach, raisins and pine nuts Zucchini “concia” Caponata alla giudea- Sweet-and-sour Sicilian dish made of fried aubergines, capers, olives and celery Broccoli purèe and citrus sauce
information about Ghimel Garden
Supervision of the Chief Rabbi of Venice Rav Shalom Baghbout
Hours Sun - Thurs 9:30am - 11:00pm
Friday dinner and Saturday lunch meals of shabbat open to all by appointment only
In the magical city of Venice, built on more than 100 small islands in the Adriatic sea, you won’t find any streets or cars, but you will find one of the best kosher restaurants in Italy. Ghimel Garden is a dairy restaurant in the Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, started by Sylvie Menasche and Bruno Santi. Sylvie was born and raised in Venice and after traveling around Asia building restaurant experience, she came home and put her knowledge to good use. Sylvie’s partner, Bruno, was also born and raised in Venice and grew up in a large family with a legacy for preparing food and pastries for generations.
Sylvie and Bruno believe that, “there’s no single culinary tradition common to all Jews; Jewish food is more like a kaleidoscope of flavors and fragrances merging individual facets of all the various communities and becoming an exclusive means of communication.” Their menu includes fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as offering vegan and gluten-free specialities. Small boats of curried vegetables served over couscous and a bowl of their cream of asparagus soup make for good starters. A great fish dish is the beautiful Rosa di Salmon, a pink salmon, marinated in orange and plated on a bed of rice, adorned with strawberries. The tuna tataki is served rare with citrus based soy sauce and is light yet flavorful. There are also Italian classics, like pizza and pasta, on the menu, of course. Ghimel Garden makes all their artisan breads in-house, including the homemade challah prepared every Friday morning.
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Although the food is a fusion of different disciplines of cooking, Sylvie and Bruno wanted to represent their Jewish heritage so they named their restaurant after the third letter in the hebrew alphabet and spelled the name with a nod to their location. Ghimel Garden is situated in the ancient Jewish ghetto of Venice, it hosts an inviting dining room inside, and a patio outside with a large garden and pomegranate trees. Ghimel Garden invites you to celebrate your special events, join them for brunch, or place your Shabbat orders with them.