The lowermost floor contains the kitchen, bustling now with the activity of maids, footmen and the best chef in Venice, seduced away from a dowager duchess. Black marble counters gleam in the light of several wall sconces. On one counter are stacks of fine, opaque white china dishes, glittering crystal glasses and champagne flutes. Another counter is covered in bottles and decanters of all shapes and sizes, red and white wines, brandies and exotic liqueurs. In the corner on a tall wooden pedestal stands a book of recipes, all written in a lovely hand. Each page lists the favorite dishes and drinks of guests and friends of the courtesan.
Drinks that make sinning so much easier