Papadeli catering & hampers

Papadeli catering & hampers
Papadeli - delicious food in Bristol

Thursday, 15 October 2009

The food of Northern Italy Nov 6th 2009

Papadeli supper nights really are special nights. Quite hard to explain or describe... They're pretty unique - a gathering of up to 40 people who all love food and they all get together for an aperitif in the beautiful deli whilst mouthwatering canapes are handed round. I always marvel at how, by the end of this short aperitif time, everybody seems to know each other and the place is buzzing.
Then everyone sit down and just enjoy themselves. The only decisions that have to be made are what to drink next and how much to eat. The food just arrives. Beautifully made, with all the tastiest, best ingredients. The atmosphere really is lovely - I generally don't like that word but it does describe these evenings so well. Lots of chat, lots of laughter, lots of delight. The last one, British night, offered the most wonderful dishes local to here and further beyond.
The next is really exciting - we'll be looking at Northern Italy and tasting some of their delicious foods. Take a look at the menu and see what you think!

Canapes with a Prosecco Cocktail

Porcini ragu & Taleggio on polenta
Smoked eel with horseradish cream on crostini
Rabbit loin with a sausage & sage stuffing wrapped in speck

Boards of Prosciutto di San Danielle, Robiola, chestnuts with truffle honey, grissini & radicchio

Osso Buco made with British Veal, served with risotto Milanese
To follow
Panettone with a chocolate sauce and vanilla gelato
Pecorino with panforte and a glass of Vin Santo

It is really like a secret supper club and something must be tried!