There are a handful of restaurants and bars in Sydney that have taken hold of that wonderful European tradition of The Aperitivo. Itís the older, more refined and richer cousin to what we affectionately know in Australia as Happy Hour Ö that time between 5-7pm where you can allow yourself a moment to relax with friends over a few pre-dinner drinks and tasty nibbles.
The Aperitivo has successfully spread from its Italian origins and has embedded itself firmly throughout the world. My English in-laws end the day with a Gin and Tonic shared over a bowl of roasted cashew nuts. My parents serve up Spritzers with tarallis.
My husband and I have also incorporated the aperitivo into our daily ritual. It gives us quality time together and allows us to wind down after work over an Aperol Spritzer and some tasty little snacks. One of our all time favourites snacks are crumbed olives. These tasty little morsels makes stopping at a few near impossible.
Crumbed Olives are the perfect snack at aperitivo time.
C&C - they are delicious. My cousin's mother-in-law is from the South of Italy and hand makes these for her family (she also makes bulk orders for a couple of cafes and gourmet delis in Adelaide). I rate mine as c-level compared to hers ! They are so moorish. Hope you enjoy them !!