Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 40px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>Buongiorno…. No, make that Buona Sera! When the day is done – to close out the work day and start the evening – the Italians like to indulge in an aperitivo before dinner. While technically the purpose of the aperitivo is to stimulate the appetite, (how else would a European’s stomach know it’s time to eat dinner?) it’s really just a wonderful excuse for friends to gather from between 6:00 to 9:00pm to socialize whilst partaking in a few savory snacks before commencing with a 3 course dinner. I still wonder how they stay so thin!
Aperitivo’s are simple – you’ll find a variety of olives, cheeses, and breads being served alongside a dry cocktail or prosecco, which is a favorite pre-dinner sparkler in Italy. In some cases, meats and cheeses paired with puff pastries and other finger foods are set out as tempting treats that could very well spoil dinner if you’re not too careful!
In the spirit of opening our three day VIP tour in Italy, The Antiques Diva & Co embraced the Italian phrase, “to-italian-aperitivo-and-drinks-in-italy/” target=”_blank”>Facciamoci un aperitivo” (Let’s have an aperitif!). Each night on our recent VIP TOUR in Parma, Italy we hosted a Prosecco Aperitivo at the Grande Hotel de la Ville for our guests before dinner! Plenty of Prosecco and savory snacks were served while lively conversation ensued as we we discussed the days purchases and plunderings. Some of our VIP designers on this special VIP tour included tobifairley.com/” target=”_blank”>Tobi Fairley, Mark Cutler, Jon Call, and Denise McGaha.What a fun group we had!
When we bring clients on an Antiques Diva Tour, it’s not just about the shopping, it’s about the entire European experience!
The Antiques Diva®
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