Before dinner it is always nice to start off with a nice Aperitivo.
Bite-sizes of delicious food to perfectly accompany a lovely glass of wine and prepare for dinner or just to satisfy your appetite, in a cozy way. We are big fans of appetizers and we always experiment with interesting combinations, mixing our favorite with some other ingredients.
Tonight’s option was Pane Croccante, a homemade thin bread baked until golden brown slightly seasoned with sea salt, e.v.o.o and chilly flakes. We accompanied it with Crema di Carciofini, a smooth paste made with a blend of artichokes hearts, e.v.o.o, chili flakes, oregano, and black pepper, Olives Tapenade a soft spread made of black and green olives with e.v.o.o, sea salt, and black pepper. We also served some Pecorino Piccante our favorite sheep cheese this one in a chili flakes seasoned variety, Salsiccia Secca a cured cold cut made with pork meat, seasoned with a mix of spices with a hint of fennel seed.
This Aperitivo would not be complete without a bold glass of wine, tonight’s choice was Montepulciano di Abruzzo IGT, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is often a deeply colored wine with pepper and spice notes and a really bold aftertaste.