Carpaccio story, a tale combined and connect with history, rich local cultural heritage and excellence gastronomy.

We all know carpaccio, extraordinarily popular Italian dish made of thin slices of raw meat. The very first time was prepared for special occasion by Giuseppe Cipriani, the owner of well known Harry's Bar in early 60s. Perhaps, many of You do not know, that Cipriani name of a dish is inspired by Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio (1465-1525). Prepared dish reminded him on Carpaccio's tradicional red and white shades, on his magnificient art.

Vitorre Carpaccio spent a great part of his life in Koper, where he also created many of his works of art. This was also the birthplace of one of his most known altarpiece by the name Madonna with Child on the Throne and Six Saints, which still adorns the Cathedral of the Assumption in Koper and the ceremonial entry of Sebastian Contarini in the City of Koper. In 2016 and 2017, both paintings commemorated their honourable 500 years, which according to some sources makes them one of the oldest paintings in Slovenia. Carpaccio’s legacy is not to be found only in the paintings he left behind. He was undoubtedly one of the cornerstones of Koper’s history, as his son Benedetto gained civil rights and the Carpaccio family lived in Koper for more than three centuries.

This is how the idea of this project was born - through culinary and gastronomy is telling tales and is exploring charms of our cultural heritage, and we named it Carpaccio story - Art of Raw.