Eating and Drinking on Italian Gulet
Breakfast is the first meal on an Italian Gulet - simply coffee with bread, rolls, butter and jam. Lunch is traditionally with two courses - risotto, pasta, soup, gnocchi, polenta, crepes, casseroles or lasagnas and different meats and fish and usually dessert or fruit. A Sicilian-style brioche is a Mid-afternoon snack or merenda. Dinner is usually lighter, such as soup, broth, salad, cold meats, pasta, or lunchtime leftovers. Coffee is often drunk at the end of a meal - a strong espresso, often drunk very quickly in small cups at very high temperatures. The digestivo, also called ammazzacaffè if served after coffee, is the drink to conclude the meal - Grappa, Amaro or Limoncello.