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More nourishing than an aperitif but more informal than a dinner, rather than eaten sitting at the table, it is usually served in the form of a buffet from which people can help themselves and then eat either sitting or standing, whatever they prefer.
Arranging an ‘apericena’ is a great way of celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, or even just enjoying a very informal and flexible little get-together.
Let’s take a closer look and see what steps are involved in arranging an ‘apericena’ at home:
Food is without doubt one of the key elements on which to focus when arranging an ‘apericena’. So what should any buffet include?
It is good practice to diversify your dishes, in order to offer a nice variety of flavors. Another idea is to serve single-portion finger foods or in any case dishes that don’t require a table or a surface to lean on in order to be consumed because, even if you can sit down during an ‘apericena’, it is normal to eat standing or, at any rate, not at an assigned place at the table.
Here are a few ideas for your ‘apericena’:
It is also important to prepare the house and ensure it is welcoming and suitable for an ‘apericena’. First of all, you need to know how many guests will participate: being a buffet, it might get quite crowded at the table if everyone decides to serve themselves at the same time. If you have lots of guests, it is good practice to have different food tables, so the flow of people at the buffet is more manageable.
Food tables can each have something different or all serve the same dish, so it makes no difference which one you head for.
It is also important to create areas with surfaces, so guests don’t have to spend the entire evening with their glass or plate in their hand.
An ‘apericena’ is a perfect way of hosting more guests and spending a pleasant evening chatting away over some delicious food. A great way of celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying an informal get-together.