It’s aperitivo time!

A little hystory

The Milanese aperitivo is a beloved tradition in Italy, particularly in the fashion and design capital of Milan. This ritual originated in the 18th century, when Gaspare Campari opened his bar in the city. Campari created his eponymous bitter liqueur, which quickly became a popular drink among the Milanese bourgeoisie. To accompany the bold flavors of the Campari, bars began offering small snacks like olives, nuts, and chips to their patrons.

Over time, this custom evolved into a social gathering where friends and colleagues would meet after work to unwind and socialize before dinner. The aperitivo quickly became a Milanese institution, with many bars and restaurants offering special deals and promotions during this time of day. It became not just a time to enjoy drinks and snacks, but also a chance to network, relax, and enjoy the company of others.

The Milanese aperitivo is typically enjoyed in the early evening and is a chance for people to wind down after a long day at work. Snacks, too, have evolved from simple nuts and olives to more elaborate dishes such as bruschetta, cold meats and cheeses, sometimes even sweet bites, becoming becoming almost a dinner (cena in Italian): and the “apericena” was born .

Let’s do it helthier!

At Verlessio, we believe in creating premium, artisanal products that are perfect for accompanying a healthy and flavorful aperitivo. Our Minisupplì, Fiorette, and Bocconcini Itrani are ideal choices for a tasty and satisfying aperitivo spread.

Our Minisupplì are small, delicious bite of authentic Italian risotto filled with lactose-free cheese and a variety of savory seasonal ingredients. They are crispy on the outside and rich on the inside, making them a perfect bite-sized treat for any occasion.

The Fiorette, our delightful cauliflower croquettes, are a unique twist on a classic Italian appetizer. They are light, crispy, and bursting with flavor, making them a great addition to any aperitivo platter.

Lastly, our Bocconcini Itrani are mini muffins made with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and a lot of legendary Vacche Rosse Parmesan cheese, offering a burst of Mediterranean flavors in every bite. These savory snacks are perfect for those looking for a more substantial option during their aperitivo.

Our know-how

All of our products are gluten-free and lactose-free, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a delicious and satisfying aperitivo with Verlessio. We are committed to using high-quality, organic ingredients that are also seasonal, possibily sourced from local suppliers or our vegetable garden, and our dedication to sustainability shines through in every bite and even in the choise of our packaging (read more here).

So, whether you’re hosting a gathering with friends or simply looking to treat yourself to a solo aperitivo, Verlessio has the perfect products to elevate your experience. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Italy with our premium offerings and enjoy a healthy and delicious aperitivo with Verlessio. Cheers to good food, good company, and good times!

Savor the incredible flavors of our exquisite dishes at our complimentary tasting events! Join us at
Ekoplaza Wassenaar on Saturday, May 25th from 3:00 PM
or Indoorvolkstuin Rijnsburg on Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 AM
and indulge in our exquisite aperitif offerings. See you there!

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