(photo: at the heart of making great small plates for an Italian themed dinner party is good bread)
Piattini: 12 Small Plate Italian Menu Ideas
Preparing multi course meals can be a fulfilling endeavor, especially when you’re cooking for family and friends who appreciate food. However, spending hours in the kitchen to prepare L’antipasto, Il primo, Il secondo, Il contorno, and Il dolce, even for a dyed-in-the-wool home cook, can be a demoralizing prospect.
So, what’s an Italian food obsessed person to do when a formal dinner isn’t in the cards? I say create multiple small plates, or piattini, for your dinner party and enjoy the extra time with your beloved guests. In turn, here are 12 piattini (small Italian appetizer) ideas tested on Scordo family members and friends!
1. Prosciutto, soft goat cheese, and spicy olives.
3. Sliced tomatoes with wild arugula
4. Olives (all shapes and sizes)
6. Sliced ham, mortadella, spicy salami, and prosciutto, and cracked olives