Italian Menu Idea’s That Will Impress Your Guests

Finding recipe’s is pretty simple. You either go on the internet, call a friend or pull out an old recipe book from your library. But creating a menu that will impress your guests is not so easy.

How do you decide what to serve as a starter? And once you finally decide you ask yourself, which main dish will go well with it.

How about the wine?  Is too strong, fruity, light ……  So many things to think about.

I will give you a few Menu ideas with the right combinations so your guests will have a wonderful dinning experience ….. The Italian Way !

MENU 1

PRIMO

Risotto con Radicchio e Prosecco

SECONDO

Coniglio Ripieno al Forno

 CONTORNO

Insalata di Arugula con Pere, Noci e Parmigiano

Condimento: Olivo di Olive e Aceto Balsamico (extra vecchio)

 FORMAGGI MISTI

Piave, Orecchio e Pecorino

servito con Miele Millefiori e Uva bianca

 DOLCE

Canolo alla Ricotta e Crema al Pistacchio

 

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS

MEAL:  Donnafugata Anthilia

DESSERT: Moscato D’Asti – Bosc dla Rei Batasiolo

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MENU 2

ANTIPASTO

Insalata di frutti di mare

Gamberi, Polpo, Seppie e Calamari

Condimento: Olivo di Olive e Limone

PRIMO

Linguini con Vongole

SECONDO

Pesce Spada in crosta di Pistacchio di Bronte

CONTORNO

Insalata di Finocchio, Cipolla Rossa, Arancio e Olive Nere

FORMAGGI MISTI

Montasio, Asiago (medio), Parmigiano

servito con Marmellata di Fichi e Mandorle

 DOLCE

Biscotti Misti – Amaretti e Cantucci

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS

MEAL: Lugana Zenato

DESSERT: Brachetto – Castello del Poggio

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MENU 3

ANTIPASTO

Fichi Bianchi con Prosciutto, Ricotta e Noci

PRIMO

Rigatoni al Ragù con Ricotta Salata

SECONDO

Costate di Vitello alla Griglia

CONTORNO

Caponata Siciliana

FORMAGGI

Parmigiano con Aceto Balsamico (extra vecchio) e noci

 DOLCE

Tiramisù e Gianduiotti

 WINE RECOMMENDATIONS

MEAL: Ripassa Zenato

DESSERT: Prosecco Mionetto

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Sushi … The Italian Way

Trying to be inventive or making things better is no surprise when you are Italian.  We love to cook with simple and natural so what better way to eat Sushi the Italian Way.

Soya sauce has a particular flavor and not a lot of people enjoy the taste.  It is know to be very salty and what you find in the store is not so natural, so here is a little twist to make it healthier and of course …. Italian.

Italian Dipping Sauce Recipe

  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Oregano

In a bowl, add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The quantity will depend on how much sushi you have, so  use  what seems reasonable for you.  Then add the freshly chopped basil and oregano.  Stir all your ingredients together.

You will notice that it will separate, don’t worry  it’s  normal.  This will give you an excuse to stir your Italian sauce with your sushi.  Enjoy !

TIP:  If you would like to have a sweet taste, try using a balsamic vinegar that is aged 20 years or more.