bru·​schet·​ta | \ brü-ˈshe-tə How to pronounce bruschetta (audio) , -ˈske-\

Definition of bruschetta

: thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer

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Spicy tuna tartare bruschetta ($13) combines the fish with avocado, pistachios and clementine for a bright accent. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stella Van Buren’s looks outdazzle the food," 30 Jan. 2018 Maggiano's Little Italy will offer a four-course family-style dinner that includes bruschetta, salad, your choice of entree, two classic Thanksgiving sides, two types of pasta, and of course, dessert. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "18 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year," 16 Oct. 2018 Rather than topping your crostini with bruschetta that can easily topple onto your guest or your floor, top it with something easy to pick up such as smoked salmon and fresh mozzarella. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Event Planner’s Secrets for the Best Holiday Party Ever," 10 Oct. 2018 With a smooth texture and mild, sweet flavor, fresh sheep's milk ricotta will practically transform a tomato, olive, and basil bruschetta into its very own meal. Julie Bensman, Marie Claire, "The 6 Secret Ingredients That'll Make Your Slapdash Dinner Taste Like Real Italian Food," 5 Jan. 2017 Remove bruschetta from oven and garnish with fresh basil and a light drizzle of remaining olive oil over the top of each slice. Fox News, "Matt Moore's Romantic Valentine's Dinner," 11 Feb. 2011 The patio rates offer bruschetta at $9, warm crab dip at $13, hamburgers at $12 and Chicken Marsala at $18. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake," 9 July 2018 Just around the corner is Church & State Wines, Vancouver Island’s largest winery and, from May to December, an ideal lunch stop for bruschetta, a charcuterie platter or cedar-baked brie for two. Alex Pulaski,, "Seeking a short cruise that's a bargain to boot? Check out repositioning trips, available as lines shift their ships to other ports," 20 June 2018 Enjoy crudo, bruschetta, and antipasti in the restaurant’s lounge, plus summery cocktails and a fizzy drink of the day. Kara Baskin,, "$3 empanadas in Union Square and a new roof deck opens in Salem," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of bruschetta

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bruschetta

Italian, from Italian dialect (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn

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