The project was designed by the renowned interior designer, Adam D. Tihany, whose talent led to the creation of some of the most famous restaurants in the world, such as Thomas Keller's Per Sé and Bouchon, Le Cirque 2000 and Sirio for the Maccioni family and Daniel Boulud's Daniel in New York City.
At the helm of the kitchen, Michelin-starred Executive Chef Davide Bisetto has been called upon to reinterpret the gastronomic tradition of the historic Venetian hotel with his unique culinary creativity. Oro's modern design wedded to Venice's time-honored tradition and opulence is reflected in Bisetto's cuisine, which skilfully plays on the finest Italian ingredients.
The stand out signature dishes on his menu include, but are not limited to, the Red Prawn and Spider Crab au Naturel, Pink Grapefruit Aspic, Citrus, Sant'Erasmus Cucumber Sorbet, with Bloody Mary Water. Other delectable choices include Sea Bass Drenched in Marostica Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Garden of Lagoon Vegetables.
The name Oro, meaning “gold,” is a fitting name because of intricate details that went into all elements of the restaurant – from the rich Seguso chandeliers, to the fine Rubelli fabrics on the chairs, the emerald green sculptures by Luciano Vistosi and the blown glass candelabras by Venini. The main dining room of Oro Restaurant sits under a domed gold leafed ceiling embellished with a stunning handmade Murano glass chandelier. Wrought iron chairs and stone tables furnish the terrace of Oro, positioned directly on the Rio San Giorgio, the perfect spot for business lunches and alfresco dinners.
Another new addition at Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a rustic Italian Enoteca, La Via Della Sete, whose wine collection includes more than a thousand selected labels. The focal point of the room consists of a large bar counter decorated with intricate mosaics. Here, guests can enjoy an aperitif before dinner in a more casual setting. Overlooking the open kitchen, Enoteca is connected to the Oro dining room that seats up to 40 people.
Elements of Oro that catch the eye include bronze sculptures by French artist Paulin Paris and a painting by contemporary Latin American artist, Julio Larraz.
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