Sicilian Family Feast
Wednesday, May 20th - New Orleans Food & Wine Experience 2015
Let's Begin the culinary adventure on the Steamboat NATCHEZ with the Antipasto...
Antipasto means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Some have compared antipasto to hors d’oeuvres, but there are several distinctions. Hors d’oeuvres are served while guests are still standing, and tend to be served off trays in the most formal settings, or placed on a table. They are enjoyed with drinks prior to the meal. On the other hand, antipasto is served at the table and signifies the beginning of the Italian meal. Most table settings will feature a central variety plate, and small plates for each diner to enjoy this warm-up to the other courses.
Chef Labella's choice will be a selection of sliced meats and imported cheeses, assorted olives stuffed with smoked almonds, pickled garlic and lavender goat cheese & fennel polle, marinated Cippolini onions, house cured anchovies with toasted grissini
It will be paired with Avissi Prosecco
Avissi is a delectably fresh sparkling wine made from 100% Prosecco grown in Italy’s legendary Veneto region. In every glass, Avissi captures the very best of Italian style—it’s sexy and elegant, easygoing and friendly, delicious and delightful. Another wine proudly shared by Trinchero Estates family of wines.