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Harry's Bar: The Life and Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark | [Arrigo Cipriani]

Harry's Bar: The Life and Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark

The complete history of the legendary Venice landmark where Hemingway, Welles, and others were regulars. A meeting place for writers, artists, models, and the stars of stage, screen, and corporate boardrooms, a luxurious restaurant whose fabulous concoctions and timeless decor have often been imitated but never matched, Harry’s Bar in Venice has remained one of the world’s most renowned watering holes for more than 60 years.
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Harry’s Bar’s is a landmark in Venice, Italy, an establishment that’s been patronized by Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, and Woody Allen and the world-famous birthplace of the Bellini cocktail. Arrigio Cipriani’s, the bar’s current proprietor, tells its long, colorful history.

The book includes recollections from Cipriani’s father, Giuseppe, the bar’s original owner. Among the many colorful stories in this audiobook is one about Harry Pickering, an American student with a drinking problem, who leant Giuseppe 30,000 lira to start the bar and gave the places its name.

Bryan Bendle relates this story of a landmark with a tone that smartly balances reverence with wit.

Publisher's Summary

The complete history of the legendary Venice landmark where Hemingway, Welles, and others were regulars.

A meeting place for writers, artists, models, and the stars of stage, screen, and corporate boardrooms, a luxurious restaurant whose fabulous concoctions and timeless decor have often been imitated but never matched, Harry’s Bar in Venice has remained one of the world’s most renowned watering holes for more than 60 years. Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Sinclair Lewis, and other luminaries have tasted its famous cocktails and enjoyed the bar’s original inventions, such as the "carpaccio" appetizer and the now-ubiquitous bellini. Filled with engaging wit and lighthearted charm, Arrigo Cipriani’s history of Harry’s Bar is a delightful listen - and the next best thing to a table at Harry’s Bar itself.

©1996, 2011 Arrigo Cipriani (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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