Antipasto is a traditional Italian entree or appetizer and is a common desire for anyone looking for an authentic Italian dining experience. Restaurants wishing to fulfill this need have a huge interest in making sure their kitchens produce quality antipasto dishes. Read on to see what nibbles and bites go into making your antipasto a memorable treat that makes customers hunger for more.
Cured or smoked is the only way to go for antipasto meat. The salty, smokey taste of prosciutto, chorizo, pepperoni, and salami contrast perfectly with the sweeter items in the selection and help form more complimentary tastes for the diner.
A mixture of fresh and dried fruit helps add variety to the taste and textures available. Slices of melon or grape clusters can be served with a bowl of raisins or dates to give a fuller selection. If there are any local fruits available, you can also try incorporating them to give your antipasto a more unique spin.
It’s not antipasto without cheese! Make use of cheddar, gruyere, manchego, or flavoured brands to provide a novel set of flavours to accompany the other ingredients.
Roast them, preserve them, or serve them fresh, but vegetables are a key part of any good antipasto. Whether you offer olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots, roast peppers, or anything else is up to you, but you should aim for a visually pleasing selection as well as a tasty one.
Italian-style antipasto requires Italian-style bread. This calls for grissini, pita triangles, or crackers. Focaccia, sourdough, or baguettes can also be used if you want to go for a more artisanal approach.
Once you have the main ingredients out of the way, feel free to experiment and add unique extras to your antipasto so guests can better enjoy the meal. Offering seafood salads, canned sardines or anchovies, or smoked salmon can add extra Mediterranean flair to the dish. You can also try offering items like specialty jams or pickles for more taste-tastic experiences.
When getting your restaurant’s antipasto ingredients, quality matters. This is why you should trust in the top brands to deliver quality taste and texture for your dishes. MVR is dedicated in its role as a retail wholesaler to provide customers and their businesses with only the best brands for their needs, and antipasto is no exception. On our shelves can be found a wide variety of antipasto brands, including the following:
At MVR Cash & Carry, we have everything you need to produce the most mouth-watering antipasto dishes for your customers. What makes MVR Cash & Carry the best choice for being your wholesale restaurant food supplier is that we are not open to the public. Our membership is reserved exclusively for business owners, and we have tailored our inventory to meet all of their professional needs. That means we offer the prices, volume, and top brands that every restaurant wants.
Come by our Toronto warehouse store and pick out the best ingredients for your antipasto recipes. If you have special requests or specific needs, feel free to look for any of our managers (or even the owner!) on the floor, and we will be happy to do the utmost to satisfy your needs.