Welcome to Carpaccio
In 1950 a Contessa named Amalia Nani Mocenigo visited the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice. Having been advised by her doctor that she should avoid cooked meat, she asked the chef at Harry’s to come up with something she could eat. The chef came up with a dish which was essentially very finely shaved red beef with a cream-coloured sauce. The dish was named Carpaccio by the owner of Harry’s, Giuseppe Cipriani, because the colours of the dish reminded him of paintings by the Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio. He was one of the most celebratedVenetian artists of the 15th Century.