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Sarde in Saor

For me, four days in Venice signifies four portions (minimum) of sarde in saor. I am completely obsessed with these Venetian style sweet and sour sardines. They practically swim in marinated onions studded with pine nuts and raisons. There is nothing subtle about these flavors.

2016-01-07T03:41:59+00:00 March 18th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Venice|8 Comments


  1. Hande March 18, 2010 at 10:03 am - Reply


  2. Deniz March 18, 2010 at 10:41 am - Reply

    🙂 Indeed a sardine can’t find a better place to swim

  3. Eleonora March 18, 2010 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Four days in Venice is not enough, and only 4 portions of sarde in saor is scandalously too little. I can’t get enough of that vinegary oniony tang. Tell me you’ve been to Ca’ d’Oro (La Vedova) and had their meatballs. Another addictive drug.


    • Katie March 18, 2010 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      Haven’t been (yet) and barely put a dent in my list of places to try. Alas 4 days are terribly inadequate for such a delicious city.

  4. Andi March 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I have never had sardines served that way, it looks heavenly! Are they served that way all over Venice? I must have totally missed that when I was there!

    • Katie March 20, 2010 at 12:50 am - Reply

      Yes they are served like this all over Venice. You can’t miss them! Add them to your “to eat” list!

  5. […] for lunch a couple of days later for a seafood-based lunch. Not surprisingly, I started with sarde in saor, a tangy sweet and sour sardine dish. Next up, garganelli with swordfish, capers, and olives, a […]

  6. Nadia October 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I was introduced to Sarde in Saor in Treviso this past summer. I just loved them!perhaps Trattoria Dante, by the University, did them just right!A WOW simple dish!!!

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