Tiramisù was the first cake I learned to prepare when I was a child. Indeed, this is not an ordinary cake for me for many reasons. First of all it’s literally delicious and one of the main ingredients is my beloved coffee; then, it is one of the most famous cakes in Italy and last but not least it hails from Veneto (my region). That’s enough to take advantage from your Italian trip to taste as much Tiramisù as you can.
Tiramisù is generally a dessert to taste after dinner: a mascarpone cake made with ladyfingers biscuits, soaked in coffee. In Venice there is a good spot to have a Tiramisù on the go, and where you can try some good alternatives to the traditional recipe.
Not so far from St.Mark’s Square, in Castello district you can find “I Tre Mercanti”, a gourmet shop and coffee house where you can buy Venetian food products, have a coffee or to try one of the 24 different flavours of Tiramisù. My favorite one other than the classic? “Pistachio” or the “Matcha Tea” version.
If you are lucky it might not be so difficult to admire the pastry chef preparing these delicacies by the shop windows.