fantasia di frutta fresca

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Klarina

Senior Member
italian
Good afternoon,
I'm translating a menu and I wonder if I can translate "fantasia di frutta fresca" with "medley of fresh fruit".
Actually I am not shure we're talking about fresh fruit salad, and I'd like to use an expression more generical and snob at the same time (like our italian fantasia).
Thanks in advance!
Silvia
 
  • beccamutt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Ciao Klarina,

    Could you please explain how "fantasia di frutta fresca" is different than "fruit salad"?

    In any case, fruit salad would be the generic term, medley of fresh fruit works as a "fancier" term.
     

    Klarina

    Senior Member
    italian
    In my thought a fruit salad is made of fruit in pieces, sugar and juice.
    Fantasia may be only different types of fruit in pieces (or not) and nothing more.
    But I'm not sure... With menues you also need lots of immagination...
     

    beccamutt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Fruit salad can just be plain pieces of fruit, or pieces of fruit in juice, or pieces of fruit in juice with sugar (I suppose, though I've never heard of it with sugar). It's a fairly generic term. So from your description, fantasia = fruit salad. Again, though, fruit medley works if you want something that sounds "fancier".
     

    beccamutt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I'm not sure what you mean by "snobbier". "Snobby" has a negative connotation:

    Snob -- b: one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste. I don't think you want to be offensive on your menu. :)

    Magari se me lo dici in italiano cosi' capisco precisamente quel che vuoi dire?
     
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    Klarina

    Senior Member
    italian
    Meglio sì :eek:
    Si tratta di un menu per un pranzo di gala, ben infarcito di termini tipo trionfo, fantasia, misticanza e cose così.
    Per questo tempo che fruit salad non sia appropriato e cercavo qualcosa di più "fine" ed "esotico" ;)
    Cosa ne pensi?
     

    beccamutt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Meglio sì :eek:
    Si tratta di un menu per un pranzo di gala, ben infarcito di termini tipo trionfo, fantasia, misticanza e cose così.
    Per questo tempo che fruit salad non sia appropriato e cercavo qualcosa di più "fine" ed "esotico" ;)
    Cosa ne pensi?
    Allora sicuramente hai fatto bene con "Fruit Medley"!!! :thumbsup: :)
     
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