A DIY Platter To Celebrate Mother’s Day
The hour when daylight turns to dusk and preparations for dinner begin is known, in Italia, as the aperitivo hour. This special time before the evening meal is designed to set the scene and to allow one to relax into the evening with a palate cleansing drink. However, whilst it would be easy to perceive aperitivo as a ritual dedicated to food and drink, it is in fact a celebration of companionship and human connection. This delightful tradition captures the essence of Italy, where appreciation for time spent with family and friends is at the heart of life.
A chilled glass of creamy, bubbly prosecco is the ultimate aperitivo indulgence and Della Vite’s Superiore DOCG never fails to hit the spot. One of our favourite parts of the tradition of aperitivo is where small plates of food are served alongside the refreshing drinks and so we’re sharing with you our ultimate guide to a celebratory aperitivo platter, with special dishes that will pair perfectly with Della Vite Prosecco. So why not put together your own aperitivo platter to celebrate tua mamma?
Why not treat your mamma to a delicious bottle of Della Vite's Prosecco Superiore DOCG this Sunday? Available from Della Vite, this is the perfect pairing for our special aperitivo recipes.
Our Aperitivo of Dreams
Bresaola Salad with Treviso Radicchio
A classic Italian aperitivo platter will always involve some kind of delicious charcuterie and we’ve found that Della Vite’s Superiore DOCG goes perfectly with Italian Bresaola. This is a salted, air-dried beef that is aged over a period of several months and served in thin slices. Bresaola is especially delicious when paired with salad leaves such as Treviso Radicchio - a relative of leaf chicory which grows in northern Italy, not far from the enchanting Prosecco hills of Valdobbiadene. Served with a dash of white wine vinegar, a generous glug of olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan shavings this salad is the perfect accompaniment to Della Vite’s Prosecco and makes for a wonderful aperitivo hour.
Artichoke Hearts & Nocellara Olives
For our next aperitivo option we pay homage to the beautiful island of Sicily in the south of Italy. Here, the sun-drenched earth offers up delicious artichokes and heavenly Nocellara olives. Preserved in Italian olive oil, artichoke hearts are a divinely inspired addition to any antipasti selection, with their nutty, earthy impression. These pair wonderfully with Nocellara olives, which are a bright, vibrant green colour and have a crisp bite and relatively sweet flavour that blends beautifully with the orange blossom notes in the Superiore Prosecco. This dish captures the elegant simplicity of Italian cuisine at its finest.
Figs & Honey
Della Vite’s Prosecco Superiore has a very dry palate and this is perfectly complemented by sweet fruit. We favour the plumpest, juiciest figs from southern regions of Italy, like Puglia and Calabria, for this aperitivo classic. The floral notes in this Prosecco are matched by the fruity flavour of these delicious figs and we like to counterbalance the dryness of the wine with a sweetness derived from lashings of runny honey. Baked in a little butter with a generous amount of honey and a splash of sweet sherry - if you’re feeling bold - and served with a small dollop of fresh mascarpone cheese, this is truly a heaven-sent aperitivo platter. The perfect pairing to elevate Della Vite’s Prosecco Superiore to a divine level.