Russell Norman: The Places That Inspired Polpo

Esquire's resident food expert takes us through the places that inspired his restaurant empire

Restaurateur, cook and Esquire’s food columnist, Russell Norman is famed for his love of Venice – his Polpo empire is based almost entirely on the food culture of the city.

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In this film by Chris Floyd (another regular contributor to Esquire), we get to see Russell exploring La Serenissima, and explaining how he first came to realise its exceptional beauty as student, why its stayed in his heart ever since and how it inspired his success in the industry. 

Film made for luxury clothing brand The Founder; thefounder.me 
 

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