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This is an easy tutorial on how to make antipasto board (antipasti platter) table runner. Impress your friends with this beautiful display of Antipasto foods. This delicious platter is paired with wine. Wine plus dinner equals winner.
“Friends are therapists you can drink with.”
In the beginning, I was terrified to start a food blog. A blog puts yourself out there for the whole world to see. I would think to myself, “What if no one goes to my blog? What if they hate my pictures? What if they hate my recipes? What if I fail?” And if I fail, all the people I know will watch me fail. As a half-hearted introvert, this was a difficult hurdle for me to overcome.
It was my husband’s and friends’ encouragement that pushed me forward to take that big leap. It was their little whispers of “Great job!” or “I love those pictures!” or “This dish is incredible, when does it go on the blog?” That kept me going. Their support has been endearing and it is so special to share my journey of blogging growth with them.
I am by no means a BIG TIME blogger, but I am no longer a small little jelly bean. I am doing what I love every day. I am learning something new every day. I am utilizing my talents in a way that full fills me. And while I am not making it rich, I am happy. For that, I wanted to raise my wine glass to send out a toast to my husband and friends for all of their support that has led me to where I am. THANK YOU! xoxo
“The best wines are shared with friends.”
One of my favorite things in the world to do is eat good food and drink good wine with my friends. One of my closest friends, Angie, loves to nibble on a bunch of different foods instead of eating one dish. So when she comes over, we are typically opening a bottle of wine and I am putting out a bunch of different cheeses, meats, and homemade dips.
Then I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be cool to make antipasto table runner for all of my friends to gather at the table around? I went to Home Depot and picked out a nice sized piece of wood that wasn’t too thick or thin. I sanded it down and treated it. Super easy!!! You can also go to a local lumber store and they can cut it to the exact size you want.
Antipasto Board Table Runner (Antipasti Platter)
Here is an easy video tutorial on how to make antipasto (antipasti platter). Impress your friends and guests with this beautiful display of your favorite Antipasto foods as it runs down the center of your table on your homemade board.
What do you put on an Antipasto Platter?
Once you make your antipasto platter, fill it with nuts, cheese, meats, fruit, pickles, olives, dips, crackers, etc…. Have fun with it. Next, mix in little finger foods and tapas. Here are some fun suggestions:
- Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego
- Olive Pimento Cheese
- Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites
- Antipasto Skewers
- Lamb Meatballs
- Bacon, Fig Jam, and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
- 10 Minute Italian Marinated Mushrooms
- Cuban Sandwich on a Stick
- Phyllo cup crab appetizers
- Bacon Crackers
- Low Carb Asparagus and Roast Beef Rollups
- BLT Deviled Eggs
How to arrange an Antipasto Platter?
Arranging your antipasto platter should be fun! You can plate in big groupings such as putting all your meats together, all your pickles together, and all your cheeses together. Or you can spread your food out in small plates and scatter throughout the board. I like to do this so that everyone has access to all the dishes no matter where they sit. I break up the small plates, meats, cheese, etc and scatter them in small dishes or directly on the board all throughout until it is completely filled. I think this makes the board not only beautiful but more interesting.
DON’T FORGET THE WINE! I paired the lovely Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay and Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay with some of my favorite antipasto foods and invited my friends over. The perk to being a friend of a food blogger is you will eat and drink well!
“Friends bring happiness into your life. Best Friends bring wine.”
My friends loved the Antipasto Board Table Runner and the Wente Vineyards Chardonnay. The Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch was smooth and balanced with notes of lemon, apple, and vanilla. The Wente Vineyards Morning Fog is full bodied with hints of oak, apple, and honey. I highly recommend both bottles for entertaining!
“Wine flies when you are having fun.” Cheers to you and your friendships. I hope they are as amazing and supportive as mine are. xoxo #LoveoftheJourney “If you combine wine and dinner, the new word is winner.”