Appetizers -the things you fill up on before dinner

Prior to dinner comes the appetizers.  We have three appetizers in the  offering.


  • Antipasto Platter
  • Cheese Platter
  • A toast or cracker spread

Antipasto Platter 

This delectable display consists of:


  • Heavenly Villagio Marzano Tomatoes from Trader Joes.  (Any small cherry tomatoes will work for those without a Trader Joe’s).
  • Italian Cold Cuts
  • Prosciutto Ham
  • A mix of Olives marinated in Lemon and Herbs
  • Italian Breadsticks wrapped with Prosciutto Ham


Cheese Platter

Cheese platters are always a hit at any gathering.  The cheeses chosen here are from Trader Joe’s but the formula for an excellent platter is to have at least one firm cheese, one soft cheese and one unique cheese (stinky). The cheeses we used are:20151225_133748

  • Pave D’Affinois
  • Campo de Montalban
  • Bleu D’ Auvergne
  • Farmhouse Cheddar

To be served on a Rustic Multi-grain Bread or Water Crackers.

Simple to set up.  Remember presentation is paramount.

Toast / Cracker Spread

20151225_133859This appetizer is served with the toasted hard breads, water crackers.  The spread consists of Lentils, Feta, Trader Joe’s Bruschetta,  and diced Cucumber.

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