I am looking for suggestions for an appetizer for a small dinner party on the weekend.
The main course is roasted duck with figs and vincotto, with duck fat roasted potatoes and steamed green beans on the side. Dessert will be roasted pears with caramel and vanilla ice cream (I should point out I'm in the southern hemisphere where we are going into winter so these are pretty seasonal dishes).
I'm after a really simple appetizer. I'm cooking for good friends and don't want a really formal vibe. I'd also like to keep it light because the other courses are quite rich. I was even thinking a simple antipasti but I'm short on ideas. I contemplated feta-stuffed baby peppers but they're out of season at the moment.