Small Plates Don’t Skimp on Flavor

By Bricco Posted on September 23rd, 2016

Whether you call them tapas or spuntini freddi, small plates are growing in popularity. If you haven’t gotten on the small plates bandwagon just yet, let us tell you what you’ve been missing at dinner!bricco tapas

Inexpensive Option

As the name implies, small plates are smaller portions than a traditional appetizer or dinner. Our servers usually recommend assembling at least three to make a meal. But the relatively new option has also given Midstate diners a way to watch their wallet while dining out.

None of our small plates are over $7 during dinner hours. And, during happy hour, we offer our selection of small plates for just $3 each. No, that wasn’t a typo. Even if you order one of each of our small plates, you wouldn’t spend more than $12 during happy hour — talk about a bargain!

Smaller Portions

Small plates also offer an advantage for those who are watching their calorie intake. We pack big flavor into small bites. While you’re getting just a sample of each type of dish, you’re still getting all the flavor and will feel fuller with less food. Trust us, small plates are one of the oldest diet tricks in the book.

Bigger Flavor

Our selection of small plates, like the rest of our menu, changes seasonally. But right now it’s completely vegetarian. And everyone knows that less meat usually means less calories. But the lack of a traditional protein like chicken, steak or fish doesn’t mean we’re skimping on creativity.

  • Olive Tapenade with Capers, Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mediterranean food almost always has one of two ingredients: olives or extra virgin olive oil. For this addicting small plate, we combined both to make a delicious olive paste. Flavored with garlic and capers, the tapenade is one of our favorite ways to get our palate excited before a big meal.
  • Quattro Fungo with Pickled Onions & Cider Vinegar Pearls. If you’re a fun guy (or gal), this dish featuring four types of mushrooms and cider vinegar pearls is for you! Sweet and sour flavor notes really help the fungi shine.
  • Ceci Fritto with a Honey Ginger Vinaigrette. Fried chickpeas become even more poppable when doused in a housemade vinaigrette.
  • Golden Beets with Sea Salt, Camelot Valley Chevre & White Balsamic Dressing. Sweet beets are delicious on their own, but we amped up the flavor profile with a simple balsamic, course sea salt and fresh local cheese. Yum!

 

Made for Sharing

Sharing is caring. And we love seeing a big group order a bunch of small plates before their meal. Everyone gets to sample a little bit of everything, and no one leaves the table disappointed. For an unforgettable dinner, just add friends, wine and spuntini freddi! Call 717-724-0222 or visit our reservations page to make your reservation today!

 

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