In our range you will find everything that belongs on a good antipasti plate: a delightful composition of Mediterranean delights that pampers the palate with a variety of flavours and textures. On this artfully arranged plate, for example, dried tomato slices meet fresh mozzarella, while pickled olives and an artichoke paste add a touch of salty finesse. Delicate slices of air-dried ham play around the taste buds, while crispy toasted ciabatta bread invites you to discover the tantalising oils and herbs. A touch of creamy hummus and spicy pepperoni add an oriental touch to the plate. This antipasti plate is not just an appetiser, but an invitation to a tasteful journey through Mediterranean cuisine.
While antipasti originated in Italy, similar concepts of starters and appetisers are also found in other Mediterranean countries such as Greece (meze/ mezedes/ mezes), Spain (tapas) and Turkey (mezze).
The concept of creative and extensive appetisers is closely linked to the Mediterranean food culture. These are intended to whet the appetite and prepare guests for the main course ahead. The variety of ingredients and creative preparation make antipasti, mezes and tapas an important part of Mediterranean food culture and contribute to sociability and enjoyment at shared meals.
Antipasti are usually a combination of various cold or hot dishes, such as pickled vegetables or mushrooms, ham, cheese, olives, seafood, bruschetta and other delicacies. This is usually accompanied by wine or an aperitif (Aperol Spritz, Campari Spritz, etc.).
Mezedes, known in Greece as appetisers, often present themselves as a diverse selection of small dishes prepared with varied ingredients and perfectly paired with a glass of wine, ouzo or tsipouro. These delicious specialities are served in compact portions and consist mainly of a combination of fish, vegetables and cheese.