December 18, 2023

Our best bite-sized recipes for the holiday season

Having a big party? You’ll need bite-sized appetizers!

Whether for an aperitif or a cocktail buffet, canapés, amuse-bouches, and other finger foods make the difference between a simple meal and a full-on holiday party. From bombette pugliesi to smoked salmon pizza canapés, here are our top 10 holiday bites.

Bakes camembert with figs and balsamic vinegar: The perfect starter for a relaxed evening of hosting. As an aperitif or starter, all you need is five ingredients and no dishes!

Baked camembert with figs and balsamic vinegar

The perfect starter for a relaxed evening of hosting. As an aperitif or starter, all you need is five ingredients and no dishes! The balsamic vinegar enhances the figs, while the rosemary adds a fragrant touch.


Ricotta, hazelnut and truffle honey crostini

The art of aperitivo is learned, but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated or time consuming. These canapés will impress your guests and have them like bees to a honeypot. Crunchy and creamy, sweet and salty, it has it all and then some.

Rehaussez notre pizza ricotta et épinards avec de la crème fraîche, du saumon fumé et du zeste de citron.
Brochettes de crevettes et saucisses avec gremolata: Le concept « terre et mer » en format amuse-gueule pour votre prochain apéro!

Smoked salmon pizza appetizer

The art of making something good taste even better. Elevate our ricotta and spinach frozen pizza with crème fraîche, smoked salmon, and lemon zest. With a good base, you’ll see how easy it is to improve a recipe — sceptics get ready to be proven wrong.


Prawn and sausage skewers with gremolata

Surf and turf as an hors d’oeuvre for your next friendly get together. These skewers also make a great starter for a more formal evening. Don’t forget the gremolata!

Cette trempette chaude épinards et artichauts est la solution pour bien recevoir, tout en gardant ça simple.
La salsa rosa, c'est un peu comme la fameuse sauce rose ketchup-mayo ou la sauce Mille-Îles, mais en version italienne et prête en 15 minutes top chrono.

Spinach artichoke dip

This hot dip is the solution to hosting, while keeping it simple and not serving the same cold dips or cold cuts. All you have to do is mix it up and put it in the oven. As simple as that and even better than you think.


Shrimp with salsa rosa

Salsa rosa is a bit like ketchup mixed with mayo or Thousand Island dressing, but the Italian version, all made from scratch, 15 minutes and you’re done. I love this recipe so much, I wanted to create my own version of it.

Sausage rolls

This is what your holiday table is missing: a fun appetizer that’s great to serve as soon as your guests arrive, to buy you some time if the rest isn’t quite ready.


Charcuterie platter with sgonfiotti

Have you tried sgonfiotti? These marvellous little stuffed pockets of fried dough come from Veneto and are usually flavoured with rich and fine spices, including the legendary saffron. It’s a new twist on the classic treats that will enhance your appetizer platters, especially those featuring Stefano charcuteries!

Ces belles brochettes légèrement panées et formées de petits baluchons de viande farcis de pancetta et de fromage sont un peu la version à griller des escalopes qu’on aime tant.

Chicken liver pâté crostone

These crostones are traditionally served as an appetizer with a nice glass of vino cotto, or cooked wine. To make things a little easier, we went with a drizzle of our balsamic vinegar for that irresistible sweet and salty touch. And speaking of sweet, the fragrant and colourful persimmon—an essential Holiday fruit for most Italian families—rounds out these crunchy appetizers with a well-balanced sweetness.


Bombette pugliesi

These golden skewers are made from little bundles of lightly breaded meat stuffed with pancetta and cheese. No doubt, the bombette pugliesi were born to liven up your get-togethers! And although barbecue season is over, bombette are just as good cooked in a pan or in the oven.