Aperitif (ah-PAY-ree-teef) is the French name for a drink which is taken before meals and considered an appetite stimu- lant. Aperitifs differ in alcoholic content and flavour and are often bitter. They are drunk alone or diluted with water.
One of the most popular aperitifs is VER-MOUTH.
Antipasto, the colourful Italian first course of meat, eggs, fish and raw and cooked vegetables, arranged for two, four and six servings.