That is the case for this particular appetizer that I had nearly 1 month ago at Josè Restaurant in Torre del Greco. It was not my first time at this Michelin starred restaurant, but it was the first time for my son, David. In fact, I often watched his reaction too the whole 'Iavarone experience'. Like when Chef Domenico Iavarone's codfish appetizer arrived.
David and I paused a bit before digging in.
One...two...three bites of baccalà. Three bites of cod, charred spring onion, candied lemon and olives.
Three bites of goodness...that maybe ended too soon. But then, what is an appetizer? An appetizer is a small serving of food — just a few bites — meant to be eaten before an entree, and often shared by several people. You can also call an appetizer an hors d'oeuvre. An appetizer is meant to stimulate your appetite, making you extra hungry for your meal.