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Friendsgiving Pairings Ideas That Sparkle

It’s the best time of the year: Friendsgiving season! Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our chosen family and spend time with the friends that make our lives better. Whether you’re hosting the party or are an honored guest, La Marca Prosecco has the pairing inspiration you need to make this year’s fall gathering one for the (bubbly) books.

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Place Settings that Pop

Name cards are a thoughtful touch—so why not elevate them with a little effervescence? A La Marca mini bottle at each place setting, labeled with your loved ones’ name, makes for an elegant Friendsgiving table and is a fun takeaway for guests. You can even use the mini bottles for a group end-of-dinner toast.

A Build-Your-Own Bar

Every party deserves a signature cocktail, but it’s pretty tough to please everyone. Let your friends personalize their beverages with a build-your-own-bar: a setup of Prosecco, mixers like Select Aperitivo and club soda, juices, garnishes and more. This allows guests to have a little fun with mixology and craft a cocktail that suits their taste—and it also makes a delightful photo opp! If you’re not the host, offering to bring cocktail ingredients makes for an excellent contribution to the Friendsgiving spread. Need inspiration on what pairs well with bubbly? Check out our cocktails page.

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Let Italy Inspire You

Friendsgiving wouldn’t be complete without classic fall dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. But if your friends already have the basics covered, why not let la dolce vita inspire your recipe for the potluck? Consider an Italian dish, such as:

 •  Caprese Salad: A simple mixture of tomatoes, sliced fresh mozzarella, and sweet basil seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, and balsamic vinegar.

 •  Bruschetta: This classic antipasto makes the perfect Friendsgiving appetizer. Bruschetta is traditionally prepared by topping grilled bread with garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, and additions like pesto or cured meats.

 •  Ribollita: A Tuscan hearty stew, perfect for chilly November weather. Ingredients vary depending on your tastes, but the basics include white beans, vegetables, and a side of bread. Be sure to search for the ribollita recipe that sounds good to you!

These dishes pair well with a variety of bubbly cocktails, but consider La Marca Prosecco Luminore as your Friendsgiving bottle of choice. Our finest sparkling wine features a light and refreshing style that cleanses the palate and elevates your meal’s flavor, making it the perfect choice to pair with a hearty spread.

Lean Into Thoughtful Touches

You don’t have to go all out to make Friendsgiving pop; the little details can make a big difference. Consider visiting your local grocery store for napkins and cutlery in bright autumn colors, small decorative gourds, pretty fall trays, or fun flutes for Prosecco cocktails. If you’re the host, this is a great way to make your space festive. If you’re a guest, these make excellent hostess gifts that contribute to the day’s decorations.

We hope these tips have you feeling prepped for the party. Follow us on Instagram for more recipe content, hosting hacks, and more, and remember to share your Friendsgiving photos with #LaMarcaProsecco.

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