When considering your dream destination, Italy is sure to make the top of the list, or at least close to it.
The romantic atmosphere, the iconic historical sites, and the food (oh, the glorious food) are all so beckoning.
But when you finally get to the “boot country” and sit down in that coveted seat at Club del Doge Restaurant along the Grand Canal in Venice, you don’t recognize any of the dishes on the menu.
You may chalk it up to the language barrier at first, but even after the patient waiter gives you an eloquent description in English, you’re still falling down Alice’s rabbit hole.
This is because the dishes famously known as Italian fare in America aren’t really from Italy at all.