Spring is finally here, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a delicious meal! Spring means the return of many fresh ingredients, lighter meals, and of course, great weather. Italian cuisine is something that can be enjoyed during any season, but Italian food in the spring has something special about it. At Bricco, we create great Italian dishes in the North End for people to enjoy using the best seasonal produce that’s packed with flavor.
Fried Zucchini Blossoms
Fried zucchini blossoms are an Italian tradition that look almost as great as they taste. This dish starts with the blossoms from a zucchini plant, stuffed with anchovies and fresh mozzarella. The stuffed blossom is deep fried to create a crispy texture that pairs well with the delicate flower and intense flavors packed inside. Not only do fried zucchini blossoms taste great, they look beautiful too!
Fusilli with Lemon
Fusilli with lemon is an Italian classic that comes out perfect every time. This is a popular dish for entertaining large groups, family meals, and just about any other time you can think of! Fusilli is paired with fresh lemon, parsley, Provolone del Monaco, and olive oil to create a dish that’s packed with flavor without feeling heavy. Nothing says spring quite like a burst of citrus! Fusilli with lemon is wonderful to enjoy anytime of day since it isn’t a heavy meal that will weigh you down. As an added bonus, this dish is easy to replicate at home too! This will quickly become a go-to meal when you’re on your own or at an Italian restaurant because it’s sure to taste great every time.
Fava Beans Salad
Fava beans salad uses fava beans, pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and some basic spices to create a bean salad that screams springtime! This salad can be enjoyed as a side dish to compliment other Italian items, or even as an appetizer to get the meal started off right.
Cherry liquor is an Italian classic that takes some serious patience and dedication to make, but the end result is well worth it! The fermentation process is lengthy, so making this at home may not be ideal. Trying some cherry liquor with your next Italian meal at Bricco is a wonderful way to step outside of your comfort zone and try a timeless classic.
Bricco is proud to provide Boston’s North End with authentic Italian cuisine all year round. Contact Bricco to make a reservation and celebrate the new season with us! With an extensive menu, years of experience, and thousands of happy customers, it’s no wonder Bricco has become a staple in the North End. Visit us today to taste a little bit of Italy without leaving the country!