Earlier in the year I watched a TV programme about Caffè Florian, where Roberto one of the head waiters with more than thirty years experience working with the brand, was interviewed about its history, wine and music, with a visit to the kitchen to speak to chef. I went online and the vegetarian club sandwich could easily be made vegan, so I emailed to enquire if they could cater for me, when I visited later in the year and this is the lovely reply.
Whilst docked in Dubrovnik I received an email to say chef would like to offer a vegan cheese, but had concerns if it was suitable for me, so sent me the ingredients. I was blown away by this personal touch, Caffè Florian really go the extra mile to look after their customers and luckily I could have the cheese too.
A large tray was served with handmade potato crisps, rosemary houmous, olives and two huge club sandwiches covered with serviettes (protection from the seagulls), wine and a note detailing every ingredient on the tray. I was offered the note in English too, but I speak a little Italian so could read the note perfectly, so knew exactly what I was eating, but what a lovely caring thought.
The sandwich was scrumptious, the bread was lovely and moist and there was plenty filling, with the houmous, crisps and olives, a nice glass of wine, it was a memorable lunch I will never forget.
If you are visiting Venice and want an experience of a lifetime, then Caffè Florian are more than happy to accommodate you, all you need to do is drop them a line like I did. Highly recommended.