Cicchetti Menu 1 - The Meatball Edition
Cicchetti is a style of Venetian Tapas, the word “cicchetti” (pronounced “chi-KET-tee”) — said to derive from the Latin “ciccus,” meaning “little”. The term embraces a broad range of small dishes, our cicchetti menus give you a fabulous range of vegetable, fish and meat dishes with authentic flavours that will take you straight to the calli of Venice. This sharing menu is perfect to enjoy with friends and family. We will guide you through the serving process, taking care of all the timings so that you can serve the dishes together, hot and fresh.
Kale and Cannellini Beans:
Every cicchetti menu needs a vegetable dish, and we think your guests will love our kale with cannellini beans.
In this delicious dish you’ll simmer kale and cannellini beans in chicken stock flavoured with garlic and cayenne before topping with parmesan breadcrumbs and baking until crisp and golden. A truly stunning vegetable dish that perfectly accompanies the rest of our Cicchetti menu.
Monkfish Wrapped in Parma Ham:
Our monkfish is the perfect fish dish for your cicchetti menu, a simple yet impressive dish which will quickly be polished off.
For this recipe you’ll coat the monkfish in a herby walnut pesto before being wrapping in parma ham and baking to perfection. The saltiness from Parma ham really compliments the sweet but delicious monkfish, with the pesto adding fresh, nutty flavours.
Our scallop gratin is a stunning dish that’s so delicious you may not want to share it!
With our scallop gratin you’ll bake the plump scallops in our favourite creamy wine marinade, topped with a hint of tarragon. You bake this dish fresh, just ahead of serving, and if you’re worried about achieving the perfect cook on your scallops – don’t be, we’ve got the timings covered.
We couldn’t offer a cicchetti menu without these irresistible crispy croquettes.
Our Taleggio Croquettes use the aromatic Italian smooth cheese which has a mild but tangy flavour. You will encase the taleggio in creamy mashed potato before being coating in herby breadcrumbs and shallow frying until crisp and golden on the outside, but soft and molten on the inside.
Wild Boar Meatballs:
Our meatballs are the perfect dish for sharing, the distinct flavour of the wild boar will impress your guests.
For our Wild Boar Meatballs you’ll combine wild boar minced meat with chestnut mushrooms, garlic and basil before cooking and serving with an authentic Italian tomato sauce flavoured with white wine, garlic, thyme and oregano.
This Cicchetti Menu includes a delicious Charcuterie board with a mix of cured ham and cheese with a crusty baguette.
Here's a List of the Required Equipment for the Meal.
These are staple kitchen cupboard ingredients that we do not include in the box.