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Arva is Aman’s tribute to Italy’s rich culinary heritage – an inventive and sustainable approach to cooking using the finest ingredients of the season. Its name is taken from the Latin term for ‘cultivated land’, a reflection of the kitchen’s philosophy of making the best of soil and sea. Each day at Aman Venice, Arva’s chefs bring their instinctive understanding of flavour to produce sourced in and around the lagoon, to prepare bold, heart-warming and authentically Italian dishes that can be shared among family and friends.
The Arva menu is rooted in the cucina semplice culinary tradition of rural Italy, inspired by creative cooks who concocted dishes solely from what was available in the gardens, forests and oceans surrounding them. Each day, sustainable, seasonal produce, and fresh fish and organic meats are brought from the Rialto market, the Venetian lagoon and its islands to enrich the Arva menu.
Arva’s chefs pay homage to the classic dishes and flavour combinations of traditional Italian cuisine with a creative contemporary touch, offering guests inventive takes on familiar flavours.
Chefs Matteo works with local farmers, fishermen, market traders and niche suppliers to secure the freshest Adriatic fish, single-source olive oils from Tuscany and Liguria, artisanal pasta, and market produce. The result is a considered selection of pastas, risottos, prime meats and seafood, generous sharing dishes, delectable gelati and sorbetti, as well as – in homage to Venice’s globally beloved cicchetti heritage – a wide range of small plates.
At Aman Venice, Sundays are savoured as they should be - each golden moment filled to the brim with flavour and relaxation. Combining a leisurely Italian brunch with an indulgent spa experience, there is literally no better way to round off your weekend in La Serenissima. Offering a decadent feast of classic Italian delicacies, brunch is enjoyed in Arva's magnificent dining room overlooking the palazzo's jewel of a garden, with the sounds of the Grand Canal drifting through the windows. Then retreat to this storied hotel's intimate spa, where a signature massage employing a blend of essential oils and elements of Swedish massage, reflexology and energy work will rebalance body and mind.
Restaurants are open to Aman guests and non-residents (subject to availability).
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