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

Examples of bruschetta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be served: • Toasted cheese ravioli or formaggio garlic bruschetta. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Table 45 Groth wine dinner, BarNone tasting, Macaroni Grill dinner, more - wine calendar," 7 Jan. 2020 Pope's Olio has creative snacks, like the mashed-carrot bruschetta, as well as smart comfort fare, like panini and polenta fries. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Where to eat at Houston airports, IAH & Hobby," 11 Oct. 2019 Giardino will serve a two-course lunch menu ($15), with starter options like bruschetta and Caesar salad, and entrees like margherita pizza and rigatoni puttanesca. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 The bruschetta from a cocktail-hour canapé tray, scraped over penne that someone found in the back of the pantry. Erin Chack Jason Adam Katzenstein, The New Yorker, "All the Vegetarian Meals I Will Be Served at Weddings," 25 May 2018 A dozen different bruschetta boards and more than 30 wines by the glass are some of the items to look forward to at Denver’s newest wine bar and restaurant on Broadway. Josie Sexton, The Know, "A wine bar known for $5 happy hour glasses just opened on Broadway," 29 Oct. 2019 Their menu also boasts take-and-bake pizzas ($12), as well as apps like bruschetta ($7) and tzatziki with toast points ($7, Greek yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, kalamata olives, feta, toasted sourdough). Matt Wake |, al, "A tiny local pizza spot worth seeking out," 24 Oct. 2019 The menu features both traditional Rwandan dishes, like cassava leaf bruschetta and perch stew, and international influences, like Moroccan kebabs and spicy prawn bok choy wraps. Chloe Berge, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Kigali, Rwanda, Should Be More Than a Layover Before Your Gorilla Safari," 11 Oct. 2019 The traditional pizza has all of the classics such as pepperoni and cheese, as well as bruschetta, Hawaiian, white and barbecue chicken pizzas., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of bruschetta was in 1954

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“Bruschetta.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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