Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Antipasto - Before the meal – La Cantina

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Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Antipasto - Before the meal
Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Antipasto - Before the meal
Tuesday 20th December

Italians are very impatient people. we can't sit for more than a minute in traffic and he hate to wait for our food. That is why we invented antipasti, which literally means 'before the meal [pasto]'. Italians want to get around the table as soon as possible, so the bread can arrive. And not just the bread - we also want salami, prosciutto, maybe some marinated artichokes, some olives... We want to enjoy a glass of wine, to talk and argue, because everything we do in a day is a small drama and everyone has an opinion on it - but we need to eat while we are discussing it. Once the antipasti are on the table, that is the signal we can relax, get into the mood and interact. Antipasto is all about sharing and generosity.

On Tuesday 20th December, we will have all of our wonderful antipasto selection available for tasting, including a taste of Aunty Rosa's famous homemade delights; Polpette, Potato Croquettes, Stuffed Peppers and Eggplant Parmigiana. Come in and try our amazing selection and put something different on your Christmas Antipasto platter!