ABOVE: Maggie of Maggieinvenice.com guards the doorway of Harry's Bar in Venice.
We have mixed feelings about Harry's Bar (can anyone really justify spending nearly 17 euros for a Bellini?), but there's no denying that the saloon/restaurant has a colorful history and was an institution among the moneyed set before it became a popular tourist attraction.
Recently, Wendy Furtado of Nowness.com called our attention to a video interview with Arrigo Cipriani, the proprietor of Harry's Bar, from the luxury lifestyle site's "Five Days of Food" series. (Nowness is an editorially-independent Web site owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the international group of luxury brands.) You can watch the video below: