It’s time to get acquainted with Cicchetti, the small Italian snacks that you really do need in your life.
You’ll often hear Cicchetti described as “Italy’s version of Spanish tapas”, which is not too far off but not quite correct also. Cicchetti (meaning ‘little things’) are bar snacks and they are the delicious bites on the counters of the casual bars in Venice and its surrounds. It is these bars where people regularly step in for small glasses of vino and the vino is enjoyed with Cicchetti. The term is contextual, referring not so much to what you’re eating as to where. Fried olives served at the table pre-dinner: that’s antipasto. Offered alongside a drink in a bar? That’s Cicchetti.
Unlock the delicious joys of Cicchetti with Pia Gava (MasterChef alumni). Pia has been creating Cicchetti in her kitchen for many years. Her delicious menu will be varied and will feature:
- a range of indulgent toppings for crostini and bite-size polenta/parmesan biscuits
- how to perfect arancini (served with a homemade / class made aioli)
- Eggplant Meatballs
- Honey & goat cheese truffle….. and there will be more
- If you have any room left, you will also get to indulge in a mini Italian dessert
Pia will show you how these dishes can be achieved successfully at home, and also provide plenty of other ideas, tips and tricks to take your entertaining to the next level.