Galactically Antipasti

Matt Hayden

 

We were called upon to put together a nice set of appetizers for a little get together at Chip Cassanos. We just couldnt resist going the extra mile for our friend.  So instead of a traditional Antipasti platter, we opted for the GALACTICALLY ANTIPASTI PLATTER. What treasures inhabit this ginormous platter you ask:  fine Italian meats including Prosciutto, Mortadella, Sopressa and Calabrese Salami – Fresh Mozzarella and Soft Tallegio Cheese Candied Orange Peel and Fresh Herbs – Grilled and Marinated Red Bell Peppers, Fingerling Potatoes, Zucchini and Portabella  Mushrooms. Roasted Garlic, Nicoise Black Olives and Marinated Artichoke Hearts.  In the end, the platter weighed about 20 pounds ! Labor of Love.  Thanks to our newest Chef, Marshall Bartley for the dramatic presentation. I wish i could barricade myself in a quiet room with this thing for 8 hours 🙂