Transporting Your Taste Buds to Italia

When one of my guests advised that he was a former New Yorker raised in an Italian neighborhood, I just had to give our continental breakfast that morning a little Italian flair. What better way to do that than with some prosciutto wrapped around the honeydew!   

 A European Style Continental Breakfast at Villa Vigneto Texas

A European Style Continental Breakfast at Villa Vigneto Texas

Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced.  It is often served as an antipasto or accompanied with melon for that delicious sweet/salty combination.   For just a couple of dollars, you can go to the deli counter and ask for a few slices of prosciutto rather than buy the more costly pre-packaged slices.  Because it is a cured meat, a little goes a long way. 

With a little fruit added to the plate for color, my guests arrived to their table Sunday morning with something that looked lovingly prepared just for them......because it was!   Thank you my dear guests, for reminding me that with a little prosciutto on the table, we transport our taste buds to Italia.