If you have plans to attend an Italian wedding, you are in for a real treat when it comes to the food selection. That’s because there really is nothing quite as delicious as authentic Italian fare. Keep in mind, you won’t experience real Italian cooking just anywhere, but you can feel confident that when attending the nuptials of a couple where at least one of them is Italian, you are going to encounter a couple of the dishes on this list.
This dish is made of thick slices of bread, which have been grilled. After grilling, the bread is rubbed with garlic and has olive oil drizzled over it. In some cases, the bread is then topped with herbs and tomatoes. For most purposes, this is served as an appetizer and is the ideal way to provide snacks for guests attending a cocktail hour.
Another dish that is commonly served at Italian weddings is ravioli. This is a type of dumpling that is made by inserting a filling of your choice (cheese, meat, etc.) between two thin layers of pasta dough. While ravioli can be served alone, it is often served with either pasta sauce or broth. This is how ravioli originated as a type of traditional Italian dish.
Italian Wedding Soup
Traditional Italian wedding soup is made with green vegetables, typically cabbage, spinach, kale, lettuce and/or escarole. Meat is also added, with the most common types being sausage that contains parmesan cheese and Italian parsley and meatballs, and then it is all cooked in a chicken-based broth.
Chicken is one of the most popular main dishes for Italian wedding receptions. Some options include spaghetti with roasted peppers and chicken, chicken parmesan, chicken Sorrento and chicken piccata pasta. Each of these are considered traditional Italian dishes and are often seen at Italian weddings.
Hot Berry Tarts
When it comes to dessert, the Italians definitely do it right. Hot berry tarts are a popular wedding desert filled with delicious fresh fruit and all the traditional pastry makings. It is a great addition to a summer wedding and something all the guests are sure to love, whether they’re Italian or not.
Regardless of if you are planning an Italian wedding, or just have plans to attend one in the near future, you are definitely in for a culinary treat! The dishes highlighted here are just a few of the things you are sure to experience at this event.
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